We are members of 1% for the Planet, an international organisation that cares about the global environment. 1% for the Planet’s mission is to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.
Through the 1% for the Planet scheme, we choose an environmental non-profit organisation to support. We give at least 1% of our income, not just profit, directly to them. 1% for the Planet audits us to make sure we're doing this.
Our chosen non-profit organisation is the John Muir Trust. John Muir, born in Scotland, was a founder of the conservation movement. Like Muir, the Trust believes in protecting wild land for its own sake – and because they believe wild places are essential for people and wildlife.
We believe the same. We love being outdoors and live surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the country. We believe this must be preserved for future generations.
Our products are made with Fairtrade ingredients*.
"Fairtrade is a tool for development that ensures disadvantaged farmers and workers in developing countries get a better deal through the use of the international FAIRTRADE Mark."
By using Fairtrade ingredients, we ensure the producers of our chocolate are being paid a fair minimum price for their crop. A premium is also paid to help develop the communities where the farmers live, and could contribute to a new school, health centre or processing facilities for their crops.
For more information, see the Fairtrade website.
* with the exception of our Single Origins, which come from a single country instead.