Swiss business-to-business chocolate manufacturer Carma has changed its chocolate covering to UTZ Certified cocoa.
The Barry Callebaut-owned company is believed to be the first major Swiss B2B manufacturer to have made the shift to UTZ Certified cocoa.
The UTZ scheme entails sustainable farming and better opportunities for the farming community and the world.
The farmers who participate in the sustainability activities of Barry Callebaut are the producers of these UTZ certified cocoa beans. The UTZ labeled chocolate couvertures directly help these cocoa farmers.
According to the company, chocolate craftsmen and their consumers have been seeking assurances for cocoa grown in sustainable manner gets better income and livelihoods for farmers and their families.
In this regard, the UTZ Certified cocoa beans promote sustainable farming methods that help create increased productivity and income to farmers, thereby improving their overall standard of living.
Carma and Barry Callebaut Switzerland managing director Thomas Hagmann said: “Sustainable cocoa will make a positive impact on thousands of cocoa farmers. Opting for Carma’s couvertures is a wise choice.
“Not only does it offer great taste and the traditional attributes of Swiss chocolate; but our customers can now also tell end consumers that by enjoying their chocolate, they support sustainable cocoa farming. This is the claim many consumers are looking for.”