H.C.C.O cooperates with sustainably producing cooperatives in the origin and supports various projects in developing countries. We are convinced that only the sustainable cultivation of raw materials has a long-term future.
We see ourselves as the link between our clients and these cooperatives and facilitate the setup of partnerships. We supervise not only the sourcing of cocoa beans but also various social development projects of various kinds.
We are also involved in associations and associations dedicated to the sustainable trade and cultivation of cocoa. As a founding member of the German Initiative for Sustainable Cocoa (GISCO), H.C.C.O supports initiatives to improve the living conditions of cocoa farmers and to increase the quality and quantity of cocoa cultivation. The farmers in the selected cooperatives are trained and professionalized. In addition, attention is paid to the sustainable cultivation of cocoa. Sustainable cocoa farming and the preservation of biodiversity, the prevention of deforestation and the protection of local nature are the primary goals of GISCO.