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Chocolate: tasty, but also fair and sustainable?

In a new project of the University of Osnabrück with us, the chocolate producer Ludwig Weinrich, the research team wants to make visible the impacts of purchase decisions in the producing countries of cocoa – taking the example of Ghana.

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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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125th anniversary of Weinrich: Our new jubilee chocolate bar

Can chocolate make you happy? The answer is very clear: Yes! This is what our experience from over a century of chocolate art tells us. Founded as a biscuit factory, we have developed over four generations into the premium manufacturer of organic and fair trade chocolate that we are today. Although the current situation is challenging us, we don't want to forget one special thing this year: Our 125th anniversary! We are proud of the success we have already achieved together with our partners,…

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Our flower meadow is blooming

This summer our flower meadow is blooming again in many bright colours!

We planted the flower meadow last year on an area of almost 3000 m2 behind our administration building next to the car park. The meadow contains a flower mixture with a high biodiversity, which is especially suitable for butterflies and bees, because the flowers are particularly rich in nectar and aromatic. Thus, with this flower meadow we can contribute to the biological diversity in our region. 

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Project trip - transparent supply chain in the Dominican Republic

A project team from the company travelled to the Dominican Republic in December to continue building up a long-term cooperation with various cocoa farmers. The aim of the project is to improve the living conditions of local families through various sustainability activities such as the promotion of biodiversity on the farms or an additional premium for the cocoa farmers. The delegation met participating cocoa producers and their families, visited farms, participated in workshops and developed a…

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Tested enviromental management system according to ISO 14001

The introduction of the environmental management system is an important step towards more environmentally friendly company processes. The aim is to protect biodiversity and ecosystems as well as a responsible use of the environment and natural resources by reducing our negative environmental impact to a minimum within the scope of economic and technical possibilities.

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We published our first sustainability report

In July 2019, we published our visions and goals for ecologically and socially responsible chocolate in the form of a sustainability report. This, our very first sustainability report, is based on the exact same principles of transparency and understanding that we live in our daily work.

Our Sustainability report gives an overview about our sustainability activities, which we would like to improve in a continuous process. We wish all readers a lot of fun reading!

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