Social & Environmental Responsibility
The goal of Sanders and its cocoa processing company is to assist farmers in keeping pace with market demand for chocolate and ensure their economic viability for generations to come. This is vital since the expected increase in world demand for cocoa over the next 10 years is expected to outpace global supply. In addition to other international programs, our provider also developed their own world-renowned Sustainable Origins™ program, which builds upon three key pillars of sustainability:
The Sustainable Origins™ program is focused on cocoa growing communities with the aim to enhance overall living conditions. As active stewards, they engage farmers and provide tools and training using the proven Farmer Field School model. Through improved farm productivity and cocoa bean quality, farmers are enabled to generate increased income which supports the creation of thriving cocoa communities that also adhere to International Labor Standards.
Throughout all of our sustainability work, safeguarding the environment and preserving the planet for future generations is imperative. To this end, our cocoa processor implements responsible, sound environmental stewardship for cocoa bean producers by providing training on agricultural practices which conserve soil, water and protect fragile tropical ecosystems.
Improving overall living conditions for farmers which allow cocoa growing communities to flourish while guaranteeing future cocoa supply. Sustainable Origins™ builds upon expanding farming skills to empower farmers; improve market transparency and strengthen farmer associations to ensure fully traceable, high quality products.
When you enjoy chocolate from Sanders, you can be rest assured it’s not only Chocolate Worth Sharing™, but ours is also Chocolate Made While Caring . For more information about Sanders' chocolate sustainability certifications, please visit our cocoa processor's website.