The Lindt Cocoa Foundation was founded in 2013 and has the declared purpose of working to achieve social and ecological sustainability in the cultivation, production and processing of cocoa and other raw materials used in chocolate production.The Lindt Cocoa Foundation supplements the already existing endeavors of the Lindt & Sprüngli Group designed to improve the living and working conditions of farmers in the countries of origin of the raw materials. Its projects ensure that raw material procurement is done in a way which works more effectively towards sustainable agricultural development.

The Lindt Cocoa Foundation is funding its activities within carefully selected projects with dividends received from the endowment in the form of Lindt & Sprüngli shares, as well as from other contributions.