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 www.zotter.at/fair-trade and www.wfto.com
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."
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.
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.