Whitakers Chocolates has won approval in making chocolate approved by the Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade and sustainable farming programme, UTZ .
The North Yorkshire-based confectionery supplier, great britain’s largest distributor of personalised chocolates? worked as a chef closely with suppliers to get the coveted accreditation defining it as an example of just a few UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade approved chocolate manufacturers in great britan.
The move allows Whitakers Chocolates to compete in a very market and that is becoming more and more centered on meeting the ethical demands on the chocolate industry and it is end-users.
Sales manager Ian Webster said: “This is surely an vital milestone for any company. We identified the increasing interest in ethically produced chocolate earlier and that we have worked tricky to fulfill the stringent requirements set.
“We is now able to present you with a more extensive range for the multiple retailer customers for their branded products together with in the Whitakers brand. We’re also developing our export business which accreditations will broaden our opportunities in international markets.”
Rainforest Alliance uses environmental regulations to minimise the impact of farming over the natural world, while Fairtrade?works towards ending the exploitation of cocoa farms by ensuring an honest minimum buying price. UTZ? is a largest programme for sustainable farming of coffee and cocoa on the planet and educates farmers on improving crop yield, good farm management and utilizing extremely effective farming techniques and practices.
Ian adds: “Chocolate will undoubtedly be on the list of world’s favourite foods and we’re proud to get perhaps the movement ensuring cocoa farming remains sustainable as well as people involved are rewarded fairly with regards to produce.”
From its Skipton headquarters, Whitakers Chocolates supplies Tens of millions of chocolates weekly to hotels, restaurants and retailers across the world.