The responsibility towards mankind and nature is an important benchmark of our daily work. Therefore, we do our utmost to respect all those involved in the value chain and to minimize negative environmental impact as much as possible.
100% SUSTAINABLE CERTIFIED COCOA
Cocoa is the raw material around which our daily work revolves. Therefore, it is very important to us to respect its value and to support the people who grow and harvest it. Since 2014, we have completely converted our production to 100% sustainable certified cocoa. We only use cocoa that is certified organic, Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance or UTZ.
Member of German Initiative for Sustainable Cocoa
As a member of the multi-stakeholder initiative Forum Nachhaltiger Kakao e.V. we are committed to improving the living conditions of cocoa producers, whereby the PRO PLANTEURS project in Ivory Coast being particularly noteworthy. The project aims to professionalise 20,000 family cocoa-producing farms and their organisations in the south-eastern regions of Côte d'Ivoire in order to improve the living conditions of their families. The project aims to provide women in particular, with opportunities to optimise their income so that a better nutritional foundation is created for their families in order to have a positive impact on their living conditions.
In 2016, we were awarded the CSR OWL prize, whereby our corporate responsibility was evaluated and distinguished in four areas: • Market • Workplaces / employees • Environment • Common Good