- Fighting against any corruption including bribery, extortion, preventing and eliminating any child exploitation/forced labour in plantations in accordance to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- Guarantee fair financial treatment, reduce risk of mutual dependence, ensuring all workers are paid equal or above minimum wage
- Management of resources such as water, energy consumption and carbon emissions to ensure resources are being used efficiently and sustainably
- Dedicated to creating long-term relationships that are reciprocal, supporting men and women in their entrepreneurial cocoa projects
- Fighting against deforestation and preserving natural High Conservation Value Areas and High Carbon Stock forests
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All packaging is plastic free and either recyclable, biodegradable or even plantable gift tags growing herbs or flowers. Any items that are printed use eco-friendly inks and recycled FSC-certified paper. In production there are items such as piping bags and cling wrap needed to be used where we use biodegradable/compostable alternatives. Chocolate moulds need to be polished after every use too so we use reusable bamboo cloths instead of disposable cotton ones. We use a carbon neutral delivery service where they offset emissions generated by sending parcels and invest in projects and initiatives that preserve and regenerate ecosystems.
The chocolate and ingredients we source to craft with come from places that have a fair trade contract in place, supporting their communities by guaranteeing fair financial treatment above market price, are anti-corruption, prevent any exploitation of child labour and are eradicating forced labour in plantations in accordance to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
We only create small batches to ensure minimal wastage and so hardly have any perished stock that we have to toss. If I'm coming close to a "best before" I pop it in to the next order as a little freebie, better they enjoy it than either me eating it or composting it.
This hasn't been something we have done yet but would definitely love to implement this down the track!
Not to a fine detail as we don't purchase stock direct from farmers but rather from a supplier/manufacturer. Dealing with 'middle-men/women' limits us from having the direct connection with the farming communities and source.
“I chose to be mindful with the ingredients I use in hope it sparks awareness with consumers, much like our eco-friendly packaging. We hope it's a small drop in a ripple effect”.