Sustainability For Cocoa
We have pledged to ensure that our cocoa is supplied from ethical and sustainable resources. This allows us to supply products with UTZ, The Rainforest Alliance & Cocoa Horizons to protect the communities and the planet when purchasing our cocoa, whilst never compromising on quality.
Go sustainable – Cocoa traded fairly from farmer to factory?
There are a number of schemes to ensure that the cocoa used in chocolate production is traded fairly and sustainably but what does traded fairly actually mean and how can chocolate factories help the cocoa growers in places like the Ivory Coast?
By joining a certification program both cocoa farmer through to chocolate factory can work together. By paying an additional premium for our cocoa based products the certification programs fund schemes to increase cocoa farmer productivity, improve their community and protect the environment. Cocoa Certification programs include Rainforest Alliance, The Fair Trade Foundation and The Cocoa Horizons Foundation
What are the issues faced by Cocoa farmers?
Most of the world’s cocoa comes from West Africa and is often grown by small holder farmers in remote areas. The farmers often lack basic infrastructure and services. The additional premiums paid for the cocoa help to ensure the farmers receive a fair price for the cocoa, also making sure they receive business education and help needed to be sustainable and ensure their future crops, helping the families get access to education, health care and clean water.
The New Rainforest Alliance seal signifies positive change in the world. It is a symbol of shared responsibility and collective action—one that amplifies and reinforces the beneficial impacts of responsible choices. Our green frog seal indicates that a farm, forest, or tourism enterprise has been audited against rigorous certification standards that require meaningful steps toward long-term environmental, social, and economic sustainability. https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/
Cocoa Horizons is an impact driven program focused on cocoa farmer prosperity and helping build self-sustaining farming communities that protect nature and children. The Cocoa Horizons Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization supervised by the Swiss Federal Foundation Supervisory Authority. https://www.cocoahorizons.org//
The above is what most of our proucts are produced under.