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Valrhona awarded B Corporation certificate.

French chocolatiers, Valrhona, have been awarded a prestigious B Corporation certificate, after meeting exacting standards, and proving their business worth in the social and environmental impact of their cocoa production.

Valrhona join an illustrious collection of businesses and High St names like The Body Shop, Innocent and Ben & Jerry’s, in achieving the award.

From some 80,000 that have been evaluated, only 3,400 companies, spread across 71 countries and 150 industries, currently hold the B Corporation certificate, which legally requires them to consider the impact of their decisions on customers, suppliers, communities and the environment, as well as their workers.

These businesses meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance.

Clementine Alzial, CEO of Valrhona said “Valrhona has been engaged in the responsible transformation of its economic and organizational model for several years. The company (Valrhona) is working toward a just and sustainable cacao sector, takes care of the planet and pushes boundaries in gastronomy so that it is more responsible”.

Valrhona scored an impressive 88.3 points in the evaluation, whose average score is 50.9.

From its humble beginnings in 1922, Valrhona is today one of the leading producers of high-quality chocolate in the world.

Working with more than 80 cocoa plantations in 22 countries, Valrhona works direct with the producers & farmers, which ensures quality and maintains checks on growing conditions and methods of harvesting.

For many years, Valrhona has continued to identify and select the best varieties of cocoa tree across the globe. Building and re-affirming partnerships with the farmers themselves, in selected cocoa producing countries. They even create new plantations where rare species of cocoa grow, saving some from possible extinction.

The Valrhona range of single origin & single estate chocolate bars is exceptional, as are their Equinox enrobed nut & fruit selections, not forgetting their very popular carres – tasting boxes containing a selection of different single origin dark chocolate bars.

Professional chefs and home baking enthusiasts, are also well provided for with their range of superior couvertures (cooking chocolates), in their signature oval callets (chips), featuring some of their most notable single origin cocoas, for truly decadent desserts and hand-made chocolates.

Chocolate Trading Co is pleased to work closely with Valrhona and stock their range of luxury chocolate bars, Equinox range, Grand Crus chocolate gift boxes and couvertures, which are all available to order online.

Their B Corporation certificate is well deserved. Chocolate Trading Co' sincerest congratulations go out to them.

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