Josef Zotter mit Kakaobohnen

Organic + Fair Trade+ Green

We are 100% certified organic, follow the 10 principles of fair trade according  to  WFTO  (World  Fair  Trade  Organization)  and  are  in  partnership with Fairtrade Austria. We emphasise physical traceability and direct trade with our farmers. For more on this, go to and

100% BEAN-TO-BAR: z o t t e r chocolates are produced starting from the bean in our bean-to-bar chocolate factory. More about 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

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 our 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, 2.3 MB)

Fair Trade

Since 2004 Zotter has been a permanent licence partner of FAIRTRADE Austria. Zotter acquires the basic raw materials such as cocoa and cane sugar from fair trade in organic quality. Since according to Josef Zotter, “as cocoa processing company we carry the responsibility for the living and working conditions of the cocoa farmers in Third World countries. Fair trade creates opportunities for small farmers and plantation workers in the producing countries. They are able to emancipate themselves from fluctuating world market prices and establish their own self-determined existence in which child labour and environmental exploitation are foreign words.” Learn more about our new FAIR LOGO.

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 fairly traded ingredients, is evolving and progressing continuously. Learn more.