Becoming carbon neutral by 2025

Our environmental challenges

From growing cocoa to chocolate distribution and manufacture, every part of our value chain has environmental consequences – notably on the climate and biodiversity - which we at Valrhona are committed to minimizing. Addressing these impacts is essential to ensuring that we have a healthy planet for all in the future.

Our environmental policy sets out the company's ambitions for global preservation and carbon neutrality. In addition to the site's compliance with the latest environmental regulations, our environmental policy is accompanied by concrete actions such as waste control, the use of renewable energy, and eco-design. Thanks to our ISO 14001 and ISO 5001 certifications, we are able to structure the way we manage the environmental impact and energy use in our operations and guarantee the quality of the systems in place. Our driving focus is on becoming carbon neutral 2025. We are now working to tackle our Greenhouse Gas emissions from plantation to plate, from eliminating the footprint of our factory and reducing transport-related emissions to fighting deforestation and promoting sustainable agricultural practices.

Our objectives and progress

-57% of greenhouse gas emissions

since 2013. Objective: - 60% reduction

90% of waste recovery

Target: 100%.

69% of renewable energies

in the energy mix. Target: 79%.

79% of recyclability rate

of our packaging. Target: 85%

75% of new products

meet our eco-design criteria. Objective : 100%.

-8% of global waste production

Versus 2013. Objective: - 50% reduction

-45% of water consumption

Versus 2013. Objective: - 50% reduction

-22% of total energy consumption

Versus 2013. Objective: - 50% reduction

Carbon Neutrality

All operations in our value chain, from production to logistics to distribution, generate environmental impacts that the company is committed to minimising. A relevant approach to impact reduction begins with carbon footprinting and life cycle analysis.

Energy: being an exemplary industrialist

In addition to reducing our consumption, we are acting on the origin of energy to promote renewable sources. For the past 4 years, 100% of our electricity has come from certified hydropower purchases. Through the purchase of Guarantee of Origin Certificates, we contribute to the financing of the renewable energy sector.

Our other pillars