For sustainable forestry
Carton and paper are made from wood. FSC-certified packaging materials guarantee that our paper and carton are manufactured from pulp from sustainably managed forests.
The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international non-profit organization established to promote environmentally compatible, socially accountable and economically viable management of forests. The organization inspects and certifies well-managed forestry companies in accordance with international standards and issues its own label showing that the products meet FSC standards.
All of Chocolats Halba's paper-based packaging materials are FSC or recycled.
Protecting the climate
Carbon-neutral products protect the climate. A tally is kept of the emissions that occur over the complete life cycle of the products. Whenever possible emissions are reduced and those, that are unavoidable, are offset. To compensate the emissions that the product causes, we plant hardwood trees for you together with the cocoa farmers in our partner cooperatives.
We therefore do not just offset the emissions anywhere but instead in reforestation projects within the very same value chain. The trees we plant not only absorb the CO2 emissions of the products, they also improve the local water households, increase biodiversity and offer the cocoa farmers a new source of income for the long term. You can find out more about our particular approach here.
In harmony with nature
Chocolats Halba meets the requirements for organic production according to the Bio Suisse, EU-Organic, american USDA organic and canadian COR standards.
The guiding principle of organic production is that it should be in harmony with nature. It promotes natural living processes by avoiding synthetic crop sprays and artificial fertilizers.
Organic food is the natural choice for the health concious consumer.
A better life for peasants
Fairtrade is a means of combating poverty. Thanks to defiance minimum prices and Fairtrade premiums, smallhold farmers in Africa, Latin America and Asia gain the opportunity to improve the lot of their families and villages. They are also able to improve their living and working conditions well into the future. The farmers have a voice and make their own choices.
Fairtrade chocolate complies with the internationally recognized guidelines of Fairtrade International (FLO).
On request, Chocolats Halba products can also feature the labels of several independent organizations, which increases transparency and creates trust.