Organic + Fair + Green

WFTO member logo

Our entire business is Fair Trade verified. We are a member of WFTO – the World Fair Trade Organization, which is the umbrella organization for global fair trade. The WFTO monitors business compliance with the 10 principles of fair trade like transparency, respect for the environment, the payment of fair prices and no use of child labour among others.

For more information visit

We use our own FAIR logo because we take a step beyond those directives. We want to give our customers the absolute assurance that we pay the world market price many times over, that we can guarantee the highest quality of our raw materials, buy directly from our suppliers and also ensure complete physical traceability. This means our products contain 100% fair traded, high-quality ingredients.

For more information visit

Zotter FAIR logo
Zotter Bean-to-Bar logo

100% BEAN-TO-BAR: Zotter chocolates are produced starting from the bean in our bean-to-bar chocolate factory.

For more information Bean-to-Bar Production

All the ingredients for the chocolate come from ORGANIC cultivation. The number of the organic board of control servesas identifying information.

ORGANIC control number: AT-BIO-402


EU-Organic logo
Emas logo

The  protection  of  the  environment  is  a  very  important  aspect  of  our  corporate  philosophy.  Our  environmental  protection  and  our  environmental  measures  are  ISO  14001  and  EMAS  certified.  EMAS-certified companies are recorded in a Europe-wide register and  are  regularly  checked  and  monitored  on  a  national  level  by  environmental experts approved by the environment department. Here you can find Zotter‘s environmental declaration in German online. 



The entire Zotter range including rarities like Bird's Eye Chili and Marc de Champagne is produced in ORGANIC quality.

"For us it was important to not merely produce a niche product with an organic label, but to shift the entire range to organic cultivation. Since we have built on quality and regional culture right from the start and refrained from the use of preservatives, artificial flavours and similar shiny products from the chemical industry, it was a matter of consistently pursuing our organic philosophy."

  Download certificate (PDF)


Organic certificate

Fair Trade

We buy our cocoa directly from our cocoa farmers, pay much more than the standard global market price, and support them so they prioritise quality and cultivating fine flavour cocoa varieties like Criollo, Trinitario, Chuncho, Nacional and Nativo. This enables the farmers to be completely independent from the global market and its focus on low-grade consumer cocoa. We travel to the cocoa growing regions often in order to meet the cocoa farmers and in return, we invite them to visit us at our choco factory. Special, top quality products can only be created through great cooperations and personal, friendly relationships.

Fair traded organic cocoa from small farm mixed crop cultivation is the basis of fine flavour and top quality products but also protects cultures – human as well as plant-based.
Learn more about our FAIR LOGO

  Download WFTO Certificate (PDF)

Zotter WFTO Member Certificate 2019-2024

Think Green 

Zotter’s success is living proof that ecologically and socially sound business practices are economically viable. Zotter is one of the most sustainable companies in Austria. The company’s holistic concept, which follows on from the decision only to use organic and fair traded ingredients, is evolving and progressing continuously. We have also gained an EMAS certificate: external environmental experts assessed our production life cycle and our environmental goals and found them exemplary. 

For more information

  Download EMAS Certificate in German (PDF)

  Download our environmental declaration in German (PDF)


EMAS Certificate

Food Safety

We have introduced a self-monitoring system (HACCP system) for the entire processing area, which complies with the Food Safety Regulation and which is audited annually by an external QM auditor.

  Download HACCP certificate (PDF)