Certifications are an important part of a sustainable cocoa economy but not the only solution. Measuring and verifying our practices is important for our own business and the industry as a whole. Our and our customer’s growing commitment to stringent third-party certifications like Fair Trade USA, Rainforest Alliance and Organic help to contribute to positive change.
With our customer’s support, we’re working with the Round Table for Sustainable Palm oil (RSPO), which provides an important platform to address deforestation and habitat loss that palm oil cultivation can present.
We're addressing sustainability through our packaging requirements. We have partnered with our corrugate supplier to ensure that the paper used for our boxes comes from Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) allocated paper. This means that the paper is made at mills that are SFI certified and most importantly, come from SFI certified tree farms.
These certifications express our commitment to supporting farmer organizations and increasing farmer incomes as well as protecting the environment.