There are a variety of labels making social, ethical and environmental claims about chocolate products, there is, however, a complementary difference, between chocolate that is labelled “ethical” vs “Fairtrade”.
While both focus on making international trade a fairer process for vulnerable and poverty-stricken communities and farmers, chocolate that is labelled “ethical’ means that the brand has taken steps to improve working conditions across their supply chains on a global scale.
Buying Fairtrade Easter eggs and chocolate products helps to protect farming communities in developing countries from low international market prices for commodities such as coffee, tea, and cocoa. Fairtrade helps guarantee producers receive fair terms of trade and fair prices for their cocoa and supports local sustainability.
When chocolate lovers use their purchasing power to support Fairtrade certified chocolate, they impact the lives of not only the farmer but also their family and community.
See how farmers are benefiting
Meet Moli. A cocoa farmer on the remote island of Malo in Vanuatu. Learn about his life-changing journey through the production of quality cocoa beans.