Love Our Consumers And Our Brands
Bournville is the home of Cadbury in the UK and founded in 1879 it produces thousands of delicious Cadbury chocolate products every day. Since 2010 the number of chocolate inventors and researchers in Bournville alone has grown from 25 to over 250, and every single Cadbury product, wherever in the world it ends up being sold, is invented in Bournville.
Grow Every Day
In 2015, a £75 million investment into new machinery for the Bournville factory began securing the next generation of manufacturing at this iconic site. This was part of an overall £200 million investment into the UK in the last five years. With 290 scientists and food engineers we are now one of the largest food research groups in the UK, with facilities in Birmingham, Reading and Wokingham. We are investing significantly into research and development to reformulate their portfolio and offer new products.
Our community impact is very important to us in Northern Europe. The Cadbury Foundation was set up in 1935 in recognition of company founders, George and Richard Cadbury and their investment in the welfare of their employees and wider communities. It supports local and national charities across Northern Europe to the focus areas of Wellbeing, Skills and Colleague Passions. One such example is our Health for Life community programme supporting nearly 150,000 people in Birmingham to lead healthier lifestyles over the last 10 years; This programme is recognized externally by Business in the Community and the Food and Drink Federation.
Volunteering is part of our company DNA and our Impact4Good global volunteer programme enables us to do the right thing whilst internally building a winning growth culture. With the help of our financial commitment from the Cadbury Foundation, colleagues can continue to volunteer time to help the communities where we live, work and thrive in Northern Europe. Every year during the Christmas season, our Norwegian colleagues donate productions to the Salvation Army and local organizations who supply food to those in need.