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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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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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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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