This is why we verify and continuously monitor all available information, aiming to verify the respectability and legitimacy of activities in our commercial relationships.
The pursuit of maximum value, benefiting both parties, guides our purchasing processes and our pre- and post-contractual conduct, founded upon an essential and mutual loyalty, equal opportunities, and collaboration with each supplier.
We asked all suppliers involved in the chain— not just our cocoa suppliers—to adhere to our Code of Ethics.
In fact, 81% of our suppliers of raw material (including cocoa) have formally signed the document (31 December 2020).
In the coming months, we aim to reach all suppliers, and are considering using only those suppliers who have signed it, as a demonstration of our responsibility to protect human rights.