Baronie & Cémoi 

the 2nd processor of Tony's Open Chain

Baronie & Cémoi will continue to invest in a fully segregated cocoa supply chain

As a new chocolate processor for Tony’s Open Chain, Baronie & Cémoi will continue to invest in a fully segregated, cocoa supply chain, , in order to be able to handle and process the segregated Tony’s Open Chain cocoa beans, cocoa mass and cocoa butter. As a “chain connector”, they are linking their cocoa production facility in Côte d'Ivoire and their cocoa-processing facility in Bourbourg (France) to Tony's Open Chain, in order to produce Tony’s Open Chain liquid chocolate for Mission Allies 

Tony’s Open Chain is branching out with Baronie & Cémoi

Tony’s Open Chain is an initiative by Tony’s Chocolonely that invites other chocolate manufacturers to change the sustainability norm in cocoa. Following the agreement signed today, Baronie & Cémoi will become a processing partner for Tony’s Open Chain. By offering multiple chocolate processing options to choose from, Tony’s Open Chain trusts this move will provide a more enabling environment for Mission Allies to join the initiative.  

Enabling more Mission Allies to join Tony’s Open Chain will accelerate system-change across the industry – creating more impact for cocoa farmers in West Africa. Tony's Open Chain is a results-driven, future-proof initiative that is laser-focused on cocoa and produces measurable impact via a proven model. 

“We are continuously driven by our commitments and empowered by our ambition to further expand our role as partners in chocolate. By becoming a processor for Tony’s Open Chain, our presence and expertise in the world’s leading cocoa origin and our production facilities will enable & support the Mission Allies in their growth.

- Jean-Marie van Logtestijn, member of the Board of Sweet Products NV

"The partnership with Baronie & Cémoi sends an important signal to the industry as it will spark more brands to join us in changing the sustainability norm in cocoa. Tony’s Open Chain enables brands to address the industry’s most pressing issues – child labor, poverty and deforestation – together we can accelerate system-change."

- Pascal Baltussen, Chief of Impact and Operations at Tony’s Chocolonely

Mission Allies go beyond certification and believe in direct, equal relationships throughout the entire cocoa chain. They join Tony's Open Chain, and work together, as well as source according to the 5 Sourcing Principles.

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