Swiss Ethics Award 2018

by Hanspeter Huber

Great honor for Chocolats Halba: On April 26, we won the Swiss Ethics Award 2018 for our project FINCA in Ecuador. The verdict of the jury: "sweet temptation without moral error and blame". The Swiss Ethics Award honors companies for their outstanding ethical achievements. For Chocolats Halba, the honoring is a great acknowledgment and confirmation of its position as a sustainability pioneer in the Swiss chocolate industry.

In the FINCA project, with the support of the Coop Sustainability Fund and in collaboration with Swisscontact, we promote the mixed cultivation of cocoa with fruits, vegetables and timber trees. We train local farmers to trainers who pass on their knowledge to others. Result: intact nature, higher income for the farmers, secured supplies of fine cocoa - and fine organic Fairtrade-Schoggi.

Winning Trio: Petra Heid, Head of Sustainability Chocolats Halba; Anton von Weissenfluh, CEO Chocolats Halba; Céline Arnold, Project Leader Sustainability Coop (from left).

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