Our Claim: Africa’s first bean to bar chocolate manufacturer founded on the principles of social entrepreneurship
Being a social business does not mean we are a charity. It means we are a business first but we take full responsibility for how we make our money, the impact we have in our communities and the environment all along the supply chain. We know we are not able to solve the complex social problems plaguing the world and our country but we are very aware of our opportunities to maximize our positive impact and minimize our negative impact. As such we like to know where our cocoa beans come from and therefore buy directly from the producers. This not only enables us to ensure that the beans have been organically grown (not necessarily certified) but that the people involved in the cultivation and care of these products have not been exploited. As such Fair Trade is important for us, but it is equally important that we trade fairly across the entire supply chain. Our business strategies and decisions are therefore always measured according to four items:
- Does it make business sense?
- What is the impact on people (our suppliers, our employees and our customers)?
- How does it impact on the environment?
- How sustainable is it?
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