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So much sustainability is in the region: the Wandeltage

Rethinking the world and finding solutions so that everyone can live well on our planet! That's what we want to do locally - together with many people and many small or big steps!" - Katharina Walckhoff

There is so much sustainability in our region: once a year, the WandelTAGE take place, where companies, schools or initiatives present their contribution to a fair, ecological, common good-oriented present and future.

Weinrich can also be found on the WandelKARTE:

In our Bruchbude on…

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Start of Apprenticeship

Welcome to the chocolate world of Weinrich!

On August the 2nd, eleven young people started their apprenticeships with us (from left to right). ): Pascal Tiemann (warehouse logistics specialist), Silas Scholz (electronics technician for industrial engineering), Florent Berisha (industrial management assistant), Ole Krampf and Jonathan Franke (industrial maintenance mechanics), Kristina Aljuschin (entry-level qualification for industrial management assistant, one-year internship), Marilena Boldt…

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Sustainable Anniversary Display

Due to the ongoing situation, we were unfortunately unable to celebrate our 125th anniversary last year as planned. Nevertheless, in order to honor this special event appropriately, we worked together with Recyclingbörse Herford on a special project over the past few months. Our goal was to create an anniversary display that would, on the one hand, highlight Weinrich's long corporate history and, on the other, underscore our commitment to sustainability. The worthwhile result of this project can…

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DLG Gold Award

Five dark chocolates of our own brand Elysia and our anniversary chocolate bar were awarded gold!

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Chocolate: tasty, but also fair and sustainable?

In cooperation with the University of Osnabrück, we would like to use the example of cocoa from Ghana in a research project to make visible the effects of the purchasing decisions of producers in the growing regions.

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Prize for Longstanding Product Quality

We have been awarded the "Prize for Longstanding Product Quality" for the twelfth time by the Food Test Centre of the German Agricultural Society (DLG). The award stands for consistent striving for quality and is given to companies that have successfully passed the international quality tests of the DLG test centre for at least five consecutive years. "Quality must be filled with convincing content for consumers, it must be comprehensible and a consistent feature of a food product. The prize has…

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Last month, 88 companies from various industries were awarded the "Landesehrenpreis für Lebensmittel 2020" - the NRW Award for Food. We, too, are once again pleased to have been awarded this prize. The prize is awarded to companies from the NRW food industry that not only stand out for their high-quality food, but also show particular commitment to social and ecological sustainability. Environment and Agriculture Minister Ursula Heinen-Esser praised the high performance and outstanding…

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Joint statement on EU consultation on deforestation-free supply chains

Together with the Initiative for Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains (INA), Weinrich joins 14 companies and civil society organizations in taking a position on future EU action on deforestation-free supply chains in the context of the EU consultation. Through the joint position statement, the INA stakeholders explicitly welcome the EU Commission's announcement to present an ambitious legislative proposal on deforestation-free supply chains in 2021.

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Start of our "Sustainable Organic Cocoa Project"

After months of preparation, we officially launched our Sustainable Organic Cocoa Project in the Dominican Republic in October 2020, with 150 participating farmers from 3 project regions in the eastern part of the country.

In addition to the directly traceable supply of cocoa back to the farmers and the establishment of a long-term relationship, the project aims to increase productivity and biodiversity on the farms. These activities aim to improve the livelihoods of farmer’s families.


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Joining forces: Fusion Rainforest Alliance and UTZ

The Rainforest Alliance and UTZ joined forces in 2018. The newly designed Rainforest Alliance certification seal is part of the new brand identity of the merged organization. The UTZ label, as well as the legacy Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal are gradually being phased out and replaced by the new Rainforest Alliance certification seal. This will take some time and means that you will likely see the three marks co-exist in the market. Although they look different, they are all part of one…

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