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Ricola Group AG


Ricola is a world-renowned manufacturer of innovative throat candies. The family business exports over 60 different herbal specialities to more than 45 countries in Europe, Asia and America. All products are manufactured in Switzerland. Ricola contributes to the well-being of consumers around the world with the best of Swiss herbs.

Year of listing



Food & Beverage






Direct contribution to SDGs

Type of Pledge

Goal 1

By 2030, we source 80 % of our raw materials according to our sustainable agricultural principles*. 

* Our sustainable agricultural practices refer to a set of requirements in 4 pillars: Biodiversity measures, soil health, renewable energy and additional measures on farm and field.

Core business

Goal 2

By 2025, we ensure that 100 % of our suppliers from risk countries comply with the Core Labour Standards according to the ILO*. 

* Criteria and verification carried out by external specialized organizations (Sedex, BSCI or equivalent). Also see on our homepage.

Supply chain

Goal 3

By 2030, we ensure that 90 % of our packaging material comes from recycled, renewable or more sustainable sources, compared with 84 % in 2021*. 

* More sustainable sources meaning sustainably certified such as the FSC label or equivalent. Including primary and secondary packaging.

Internal operations

Ricola Group AG operates in various markets worldwide in over 40 countries, with clear operational and commercial boundaries. In Switzerland, the company is represented by Ricola AG. The pledges taken within the STI framework relate to the sustainability policy of Ricola Group AG. The latter is therefore accountable for their implementation within its scope of activity. Where these commitments directly reinforce the Group's sustainability strategy, a special mention is added in the wording.

Note: By 2023 systematically indicates the end of the year, meaning: By the end of 2023 (unless otherwise defined, such as fiscal year) 

Other Commitments

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