In order to safeguard the future of cocoa, we have continuously contributed to sustainability in our supply chain by incentivizing suppliers who can offer cocoa beans that are certified (such as UTZ
and Rainforest Alliance
) and sourced from sustainably managed farms. This ensures that we can provide our customers with certified, sustainable cocoa products. We will continue to require ongoing certification for both our existing facilities and our new greenfield facility in Cote d’Ivoire.
We also ensure that all our employees and suppliers comply with our Code of Conduct
, which outlines our commitment to safeguard fair labor practices and environmental protection across our supply chain. Our cocoa bean assurance team is committed to conducting verification audits for at least three suppliers per year in each region - namely Asia, America, and Africa - to ensure that our suppliers stay in compliance with our Code of Conduct.