A heart for
sustainable chocolate

Van Houten works hard to put sustainability back on the menu. Through Cocoa Horizons, supervised by the Swiss Federal Foundation Authority, we are helping farmers build self-sustaining cocoa communities that protect nature and their children.

With training, financial incentives and empowerment programmes, Van Houten aims to make cocoa an attractive crop that enables communities in Africa and Latin America to thrive.

Van Houten sustainability  Cocoa Horizons,
Enhance your brand, story, and customer relationship
van houten sustainability cocoa horizons

Now more than ever, customers want to know the origins of their chocolate.They want to understand how cocoa is made. And what that means for local communities and the environment. Cocoa Horizons allows you to leverage our sustainable initiatives through your brand, increasing your value.

Better cocoa on 3 levels
van houten sustainable goals productivity

Productivity

helping farmers succeed in their everyday work. Helping them grow their business and improve their livelihoods.

Communities

Communities

we have a zero child labour policy and actively make sure all cocoa farming communities are trained to protect their children.

environment

Environment

harvesting chocolate in a way that gives back to our planet. We are sequestering our carbon emissions while sourcing as much as we can in a sustainable way.

van houten sustainability cocoa horizons

Cocoa Chronicles: relevance for your customers

Because sustainability doesn’t just make ecological sense. It drives economic decisions, too. It helps your brand stand out. Through the Cocoa Chronicles, Van Houten translates our sustainability goals into relevant consumer stories for you. 

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