Provenance

Divine Chocolate

SE1 2NE, United Kingdom

  • Founded: 1997
  • Directors: 11

Divine is the only chocolate company in the world which is 100% Fairtrade and owned by cocoa farmers. Kuapa Kokoo owns 44% of Divine Chocolate and receives four income streams from their chocolate company. While Fairtrade ensures farmers receive a better deal for their cocoa and additional income to invest in their community, company ownership gives farmers a share of Divine’s profits and a stronger voice in the cocoa industry.

  • Certifications
    • B Corp

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    • B Corp

      B Corp is a certification offered by an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation named B Lab. The certification allows consumers to identify businesses that serve society by meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance.

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      B Corp

      B Corp is a certification offered by an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation named B Lab. The certification allows consumers to identify businesses that serve society by meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance.

      www.bcorporation.net

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    • Fairtrade International

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      Verified

    • Fairtrade International

      The Fairtrade Mark is a registered certification label for products sourced from producers in developing countries. Products with the Fairtrade Mark must meet international Fairtrade standards. Standards include ensuring that producers receive prices that cover their costs of sustainable production and enable greater producer control over trading process These are set by the international certification body Fairtrade International.

      www.fairtrade.net/

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      Certified by

      Fairtrade International

      The Fairtrade Mark is a registered certification label for products sourced from producers in developing countries. Products with the Fairtrade Mark must meet international Fairtrade standards. Standards include ensuring that producers receive prices that cover their costs of sustainable production and enable greater producer control over trading process These are set by the international certification body Fairtrade International.

      www.fairtrade.net/

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  • Claims
    • kosher
    • Preparing food to satisfy the requirements of Jewish law.

    • vegetarian
    • Free from meat or fish, and sometimes other animal products.

    • equal opportunities employer
    • Not discriminating against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, nationality, sex, disability or age.

    • local employer
    • Supporting skill and talent from locations restricted to a particular area.

    • sourced directly from farmers
    • Obtained from farmers, without the involvement of a middleman.

  • Values
    • community
    • Sharing a common area or interest.

    • environment
    • The natural world as affected by human activity.

    • sustainability
    • Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

    • ethical trade
    • Assuming responsibility to improve the working conditions of disadvantaged people in supply chains.

  • Social Impact

    Divine Chocolate is a company driven by a social mission:

    To grow a successful global farmer-owned chocolate company using the amazing power of chocolate to delight and engage, and bring people together to create dignified trading relations, thereby empowering producers and consumers.

  • Environmental Impact

    As a responsible company Divine is conscious of its environmental impact, and we are committed to doing our best to continuously make improvements to reduce it. We use limited airfreight in our supply chain, and keep up to date with best practice regarding all the materials we use. Our packaging is reviewed annually with respect to environmental impact. While ensuring our products are all kept protected and delicious, as well as looking lovely and irresistible on shelf, we are constantly looking to reduce and improve our packaging. Latest developments include keeping our Easter Egg packaging to a minimum with no plastic, using only FSC paper and board, removing the cellophane wrapper from the Divine Advent Calendars, cutting down ‘chocolate miles’ in our supply chain, and sourcing almost all our seasonal packaging locally in the UK.

  • Governance

    The board of directors includes two people from Kuapa Kokoo (the Managing Director of Kuapa Kokoo Ltd, and the President of the Kuapa Kokoo FarmersnUnion), two people from Twin and one person from Oikocredit, Christian Aid and Comic Relief.

    The governance structure is unique in both the UK Fairtrade and confectionery markets, and in 1999 was awarded “Millennium Product” award status from the Design Council for its innovative organisational model. The company has since won a number of awards acclaiming its outstanding social enterprise status.

  • Weinrich Lager, Germany

  • Weinrich Lager, Germany

  • SE1 2NE, United Kingdom

  • Drying the cocoa beans

    Drying the cocoa beans

    Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union, Ghana

  • Fermenting the cocoa beans in plantain leaves

    Fermenting the cocoa beans in plantain leaves

    Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union, Ghana

  • Extracting the beans from the pods

    Extracting the beans from the pods

    Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union, Ghana

Divine Chocolate

SE1 2NE, United Kingdom