Valrhona not only puts great effort into preserve cocoa with great aromatic potential but also works very hard to have a positive impact on the communities in which the cocoa is produced. To acheive these goals, our cocoa strategy is based on 4 pillars: Quality, Innovation, Sustainability, Ethics & Respect of the environment. These different levels of commitment are brought to life by assisting producers, cooperating to innovate with planter partners, forming multiyear partnerships farmers, supporting the cocoa industry in small countries, improving the populations’ living conditions, and respecting plantation’s environment and employment laws. Here are some examples of what we do:
We have long-term partnerships in 11 countries, lasting for an average of 6 years
We have led 17 projects to support planter communities since 2012, from Madagascar and Belize, to Ghana and the Ivory Coast
Since 2012, 100% of our cocoa suppliers have signed our Responsible Purchasing Charter
In 2015, we founded the Valrhona Clean Water Project which helps improve the living conditions and public health in the cocoa-producing community of Los Ranchos, Peru
LIVE LONG ENVIRONMENT Strongly determined to cut its environmental impact in half by 2025, Valrhona has already considerably reduced its gas emissions, waste production, and energy and water consumption on industrial sites.
In addition, a new partnership has been developed between chocolatiers, research centers and universities to promote biodiversity. The project aims to reinvent the cocoa farming model to include the principles of agroforestry.