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Sustainable cocoa cultivation

Did you know that a Swiss person eats 12 kilos of chocolate every year, on average? Cocoa is the most important raw material for making chocolate. Many millions of people around the world are involved in its cultivation. Through our commitment to sustainable cocoa cultivation, we want to both support these people and help protect the environment.

What we do

Our goal is to make cocoa cultivation more sustainable. You can help us achieve this by looking out for the Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade certifications when buying cocoa products.

  • We source cocoa from sustainable production that guarantees fair working conditions for suppliers and producers.

  • Since late 2013, all chocolate from our own brand Chocolat Frey has been Rainforest Alliance-certified.

  • By the end of 2025, we want all coffee beans used for our own-brand products to meet the Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade Max Havelaar or EU Organic / Bio Suisse standards.

Committed to fair trade

  • Certified cocoa

    Working together towards sustainable chocolate

What we are currently doing

Our cocoa labels

Our in-house factory – Delica – develops and produces chocolate that you can enjoy with a clear conscience. For example, the chocolate bars and snacks from our own brand Chocolat Frey are made here in Switzerland using Rainforest Alliance-certified chocolate. To tackle the many challenges associated with cocoa cultivation, we have teamed up with various partners.

  • Rainforest Alliance

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    Logo Rainforest Alliance

    The Rainforest Alliance promotes responsible and sustainable cocoa cultivation.

    In 2018, the Rainforest Alliance joined forces with the UTZ programme to create a new certification programme that combines the strengths of both labels. The standards include specifications relating to the following:

    • Equal rights in production companies and collectives

    • Zero violence and harassment in the workplace

    • Employee health and safety

    • Ban on child labour

    • Wildlife and biodiversity protection

    • Water management

    • Reduction of greenhouse gases

    • Improved cultivation practice

    • Crop rotation and polyculture

    • Fairtrade Max Havelaar

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      Logo Max Havelaar

      Fairtrade is committed to sustainable cultivation and fair trading practices. Products bearing the “Max Havelaar” Fairtrade label are primarily intended to improve the living and working conditions of smallholder farmers and their families. This involves ensuring:

      • A guaranteed minimum price

      • A fixed premium paid directly to the producers

      • Regulated work conditions

      • Prohibition of exploitative child labour

      • Prohibition of discrimination

      • Environmentally-friendly cultivation

      • Protection of natural resources

      • Prohibition of dangerous pesticides

      • No genetically modified seeds

      • Transparent trading relations

      • Migros Bio

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        Migros Bio Logo

        The Migros Organic label indicates that a considerate approach to the environment has been used in production. This involves, for example:

        • Production in harmony with natural cycles

        • Promotion of natural soil fertility

        • Preventive plant protection instead of chemical protective agents

        • No genetic engineering or air transportation

        Fair-trade chocolate from our product range

        Acting sustainably together

        You can find out more about our commitment to a wide range of sustainable products in the stories.

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