Ethics & Sustainability
At Galerie au Chocolat, we believe sustainability is a win-win relationship.
Currently in the Dominican Republic, a lack of educational and vocational opportunities have led many local families to struggle with economic hardship and a continued cycle of poverty. As a result, youth are unable to envision a different, more successful, future for themselves.
Charlie’s Foundation, a Canadian and Dominican non-profit organization, is working to connect youth with the wider world in an effort to improve their future career prospects. By supplementing an underfunded and overcrowded education system, they combine English lessons with tennis instruction with the belief that the power of sport will motivate, challenge and inspire.
Galerie au Chocolat is proud to support Charlie’s Foundation through the donation of a portion of our profits from the sale of our Fairtrade Collection.
Sourcing Our Chocolate
Chocolate’s future depends on a sustainable supply chain
Chocolate has been cherished for thousands of years, and those who love its flavour and taste are consuming more and more. Yet despite chocolate’s growing popularity, environmental, social and economic challenges prevent many cocoa farmers from achieving sustainable livings. By helping farmers increase the value of their cocoa, great tasting chocolate can be enjoyed for generations to come.
At Galerie au Chocolat, we believe sustainability is a win-win relationship. It brings added value for every actor in the cocoa supply chain, including farmers, customers and consumers.
As a company, we aim to source responsibly at all times by:
- Selecting suppliers of raw materials, packaging, equipment and services that are environmentally friendly, benefit society, and give value for money over their lifecycle
- Selecting suppliers who share our vision of sustainability and who work towards maintaining a more sustainable supply chain