Unique Cocoa Blends
We have mastered the chocolate production process in our factory in Dübendorf. We create our unique cocoa blends, roast the cocoa nibs at just the right temperature as well as adapt the conching time to every couverture type. But to produce a perfect chocolate it is even more important to source cocoa that is grown and produced responsibly and sustainably, as well as to invest in the future of cocoa farming, and the livelihoods of all involved.
By choosing Carma, you make a difference by improving the lives of farmers and their families in countries of cocoa origin, who are able to adopt sustainable farming practices. This is something you can and should showcase on your final product, so consumers understand and appreciate your dedication to sustainability.
Milk is a critical ingredient that makes Carma chocolate what it is. Cows are widely understood as the biggest culprits when issues of sustainability and negative environmental impact come into play. But at Carma, we require that our suppliers adhere to rules around good animal welfare, farm performance and environmental stewardship. This means:
- Ensuring the happiness of their cows through building healthy and productive herds, nutritious and sustainable diets and quality calf care.
- Efficiently producing safe, high quality milk, upholding human rights of workers, support health and wellbeing of workers and members of the local community.
- Reducing carbon footprint, support soil health, protect environmental water quality, minimize the use of fresh water and conserve and enhance biodiversity
Vanilla is one of the world’s most expensive spices and often the sole basis for the livelihood of many families. Approximately 80% of the world’s supply comes from the Sava region of Madagascar. However, most vanilla growing families suffer from poor livelihoods. An extremely volatile market, food insecurity and low quality yield are amongst the main challenges facing farmers in this region.
For Carma chocolate, we make a clear choice for high quality vanilla. We also understand that to secure the quality that goes into our products, it is absolutely a must that we source our vanilla responsibly. This is why we require and support all our suppliers to work towards improving vanilla farmer livelihoods, agronomic knowledge and skills.
Through our group’s partnership with Prova – the world’s leading supplier of vanilla - we are proud to use 100% traceable vanilla from Madagascar. Additionally, through a dedicated project, we also support vanilla farmers to diversify their income with cocoa. More than 450 farmers and their families benefit from this project.
Our Soy Lecithin is Proterra certified. Together with Proterra we ensure the sustainable farming of soy beans by requiring our supplier meet strict criteria: farming practices conducted are done in a way that protects the Amazonia and any other high value forest, protection of the rights of the communities and farmers within the soy sector as well as protection of biodiversity particularly through rigorous Non-GMO requirements.