Our chocolate is UTZ-certified. UTZ guarantees the use of products from sustainable cultivation – we and our customers are concerned about the sustainable use of raw materials. We are aware that the cocoa used in our chocolate creations comes from countries that have less stringent nature conservation requirements. With UTZ – which means “good” in the Mayan language – together we get the guarantee that a product meets the strict requirements of this quality seal.
Our goal is to buy Fairtrade products. It is important to us that not only our customers are happy, but also our suppliers and their employees. The Fairtrade Labelling Organizations FLO was founded in 1997 and is based in Bonn. It has joined forces with other international umbrella organisations in the FINE network and certifies companies like us for their commitment to the purchase of fair products.
Fairtrade strengthens small farmers and plantation workers in developing and emerging countries so that they can improve their living conditions on their own. However, the organic label guarantees sustainable and gentle cultivation, without pesticides in cocoa and with a great deal of farmers’ know-how.
RSPO certified palm oil
For a large part of our chocolate specialities we do not use palm oil. For individual products we use RSPO certified palm oil and are working on the development of replacement formulations. Roundtable on sustainable Palmoil – was initiated by WWF in 2004. The aim is to increase production promotion and sales of environmentally and socially compatible palm oil. Today, in addition to legal requirements, the RSPO is the only instrument for promoting environmentally friendly plantations.
Food Safety System Certification FSSC 220000
Our ChocoManufactory has been certified by the Food Safety System Certification for our food safety management system. This means that we follow an impeccable hygiene and cleanliness policy. Our high standards are regularly reviewed and reassessed by external auditors. The FSSC standard is linked to ISO 22000 and guarantees an independent procedure.
SQS – ISO 9001
We have a certified quality management system in all areas of our company and guarantee the carefree enjoyment of our chocolate through continuous further development.