Taking responsibility for sustainability is especially important with respect to raw materials that come to us from faraway countries. Of these, cocoa is one of the most important ingredients for Schogetten because, of course, it is the basis for chocolate.
Palm oil is also an issue. We never use palm oil in the chocolate itself, but in some fillings the properties of palm oil are important for the recipe. However, this palm oil comes from 100% certified sustainable cultivation.
Cocoa is largely grown on small farms in West Africa, by farmers who have little access to modern agricultural knowledge and are dependent on local cocoa buyers who do not always pay fair prices. In such circumstances, farmers cannot make a good living from growing cocoa, leading to the clearing of rainforests to create new cultivation areas, extensive use of fertilizer and pesticides, exploitative child labor, and poor living conditions for women. The aim is to combat these issues—through knowledge sharing and better prices, among other things—so that farmers and families can make a better living from the business of cocoa cultivation.
Our commitment to cocoa
Cocoa commitment is the KRÜGER GROUP’s solution-oriented sustainability program. It stands for fair trade throughout the cocoa value chain. The Schogetten brand is a partner of cocoa commitment and is committed to sustainability in the cocoa sector.