the CANDIDATE's voice

👨🏽‍🌾 Certified Chocolate FAIR TRADE OF HIGH QUALITY, equitable sharing of the benefits since 1995

🗺 Total traceability

💶 High quality, fair price

the public opinion

PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Official Web Site: The brand FairTrade guarantees the total rightness of relations with suppliers for the actual improvement of their conditions of life and work, and the respect of high standards for the protection of the environment.1

External sources: In October 2017 the transmission report highlights the weaknesses of the system Fair Trade, carrying out a survey in the plantations of Ivory Coast.2 The certifying body responds in relation with an official statement (v. bibliographical notes), engaging in more controls.3

TRASPARENCY

Official Web Site: You can read direct testimonies of some cocoa producers involved.4 In the Report Coop sustainability and values 2017, a chapter is dedicated to this theme.

RESPECT FOR WORKERS

Official Web Site: Has published the Economic and Social Statements 2017, where it speaks of particular attention to the quality of the work, of listening, of appreciation, to pay awards, and of active participation. Fewer injuries from 2016. Also mentioned the need for solutions of greater equilibrium for the Sunday openings.5 As far as the suppliers of raw material, the brand FairTrade certifies fair contract conditions for real development and improvement of work and life.1

External sources: From the independent evaluation site https://it.indeed.com/ the overall average is 3.9 on 5. From our research emerge news of criticism and protests of workers from 2012 to 2018 concerning contractual conditions and salaries.6

TRACEABILITY

Official Web Site: On the package is given the origin of the raw materials: Peru, Dominican Republic and Madagascar for cocoa.1 On the site you can check the spinneret of brand products, annual reports give priority to this theme.5

CORPORATE FORM

Coop Italia, cooperative society

HEAD OFFICE

Italy

PRICE RANGE

Medium