Outstanding commitment to sustainability
Chocolats Halba repeatedly honoured
Chocolats Halba is a pioneer in the area of sustainability in the chocolate sector. Over the past few years it has established direct cocoa supply chains, and today almost all cocoa beans are purchased at the source from Fairtrade cooperatives. Reforestation projects have also been started with cocoa farming cooperatives in Honduras, Peru and Ghana. A subsidiary company was founded in Honduras in 2013. Chocolats Halba has now received several awards in recognition of its wide-ranging commitment to sustainability.
Nomination for the Swiss Ethics Award
The Swiss Ethics Award honours projects which set new ethical standards in business, and was presented for the sixth time on 21 May at the KKL Culture and Convention Centre in Lucerne. Also nominated alongside Chocolats Halba were its parent company Coop and three other companies. Chocolats Halba received an award for its cocoa project in Honduras.
Second place in international Reporting Awards
The 2012 Chocolats Halba Sustainability Report "Added value through sustainability" took second place in the "Best 1st time report" category at this year's Corporate Register Reporting Awards (CRRA). The prize was awarded on 15 May. The CRRA are the most recognized awards for sustainability reports and were developed to identify and promote best practices in sustainability reporting.
First place in the German CSR Awards
On 7 May 2014, Chocolats Halba won first place in the Supply Chain category of the German CSR Awards with its Honduras cocoa project. The German CSR Awards honour outstanding performance in corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Third place in the German Fairtrade Awards
On 20 March 2014, Chocolats Halba won third place in the Manufacturers category of the German Fairtrade Awards. These awards are presented for outstanding commitment to fair trade. Chocolats Halba received the award for its reforestation projects with Fairtrade cocoa cooperatives. This approach enables the company to capture its CO2 emissions in its own supply chain by planting hardwood trees.