The family owned and operated Ferrero Deutschland GmbH is the market leader in the German confectionery market. The company, which was founded in Stadtallendorf in Middle Hesse, aims to use 100 percent sustainably certified cocoa by the year 2020 and has partnered with the Cooperative Union Kimbre (ECOOKIM), which produces cocoa and coffee in four growing regions. Long-term, direct business relationships on equal terms are seen as an important factor
for success in promoting greater transparency, sustainability, equity, equal opportunities and innovation. Women & youth empowerment are also on the agenda as guiding principles to build a brighter future. Ferrero’s holistic approach especially becomes apparent in the latest project: implementing solar-home-systems within the cooperatives. Since 2013, Ferrero has already managed to increase the quantity of certified cocoa it uses from 3,000 to 15,000 tonnes.
On 14 November 2018, the jury of the German Sustainability Award will select the top 3 entries and the winner.