For a high-quality organic product, a production process that minimizes the impact on the environment is essentially indispensable.
We are therefore very grateful that our parent plant (the traditional chocolate factory of Weinrich in the East-Westphalian town of Herford) assumed ecological responsibility at a very early stage. This also includes the conversion to electricity from renewable energies, as well as systematic energymanagement to reduce energy consumption.
A milestone: In 2014 Weinrich decided to use only cocoa from 100% sustainably certified sources that meet either organic, Fairtrade, or UTZ/Rainforest Alliance standards. The use of any genetically modified raw materials and additives is a method that has been deliberately avoided for some time.
Since 2016 Weinrich has been carbon neutral. This means that all CO2 emissions emitted during chocolate production are offset by certified climate protection projects in the Global South. Projects such as “Gola Rainforest National Park” in Sierra Leone.
Electricity from renewable energies
Compensation of all CO2 emissions
Efficient energy management
100% sustainable cocoa
Project "Gola Rainforest National Park"
The climate protection project "Gola National Park" has set itself the task of preserving the biodiversity of around 70,000 hectares of national park area in Sierra Leone as well as 70,000 hectares of neighbouring peripheral areas, improving the infrastructure there by supporting schools and medical facilities and promoting ecological land use. This includes, among other things, the cultivation of sustainable cocoa.
Ecological approach and sustainability
Certifications & Raw Materials
Highest quality standards