Sustainable cocoa, happiness all the way
Since 1 October 2021, we at Leonidas are using certified cocoa to make our chocolates. A transition that makes perfect sense, given that since 1913 we have been striving to create moments of happiness for everyone with chocolate.
Thanks to this certification, the living and working conditions of 2.450 cocoa growers and their families have been improved.
By supporting a fair and stable wage for the growers, we participate in our own way in building a better world for humanity and the planet.
For more happiness and because Leonidas chocolates wish to be accessible to everyone, we assume all the costs involved in this commitment to sustainable cocoa without increasing our retail prices.
On an annual basis, Leonidas buys no less than 5000 tonnes of chocolate to produce our delicious treats, which corresponds to:
3.000 t of cocoa bean production annually
produced by 2.450 farms around the world
over 8.526 hectares of land growing cocoa beans
Three labels, one spirit
The programmes of the Rainforest Alliance and of Cocoa Horizons offer excellent guarantees for sustainable cocoa. This is why we have chosen to sign up to them when we began this process.
These two labels are intended to enhance the standard of living of growers by improving the quality and yield of their production, to protect children and eliminate deforestation.
At the same time, we have signed the ‘Beyond Chocolate’ charter, a Belgian initiative that commits participants to fight actively against deforestation and to offer a decent income to cocoa growers.
Working for a better world
Opting for sustainable cocoa is part of our wish to put humanity and the environment at the centre of our decisions.
This vision is not new, and we wish to pursue it over the long term. Today, for example, all our cardboard boxes of chocolates are FSC certified. They are also completely recyclable. We work day in, day out for a better world by opting as far as possible for short supply chains for sourcing our ingredients.
And when it comes to sustainability, we are brimming with ideas! The next step: packaging and bags in materials that are even more respectful of the environment.
Sustainable chocolate... for the same price
Because Leonidas chocolates wish to be accessible to everyone, we assume all the costs involved in this commitment to sustainable cocoa without increasing our retail prices.
By treating yourself to our chocolates, you are contributing to a future that is more respectful of our planet... Without spending a single euro more!
It goes without saying that our quality standards are higher than ever and we continue to offer you chocolates that are made with 100% pure cocoa butter, without palm oil and of high-quality ingredients.
Sustainable cocoa is sure to be an inexhaustible source of chocolatey inspiration for our Master Chocolatiers, who are delighted to be able to work with this exceptional raw material.