The driving force behind our business

Valrhona’s strength lies in its ability to innovate and build lasting relationships with its stakeholders, be they employees, producers, partners or customers.

The driving force behind our business

Valrhona is part of a community. Only by innovating alongside all our stakeholders, listening to their needs and working with them can we achieve our mission: “Together, good becomes better.
We build and maintain these relationships in a variety of ways, including regular satisfaction surveys and focus groups with our employees, customers and suppliers, as well as discussions with NGOs, professional bodies and other companies.

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Our objectives and progress

31% of employees

have a CSR objective by 2022. Target: 100% by 2025.

868 employees

including 430 women & 438 men

73% of suppliers

have signed our responsible purchasing charter. Target: 100% by 2025.

792,353 of donations

during the year

65% of employees

say that Valrhona is a good place to work

24 accidents

resulting in time off work

Komuntu 80%, a unique couverture to mark Valrhona centennial

This new couverture developed for Valrhona’s 100th anniversary symbolizes how vitally important people and innovation are to the company. This unique chocolate is the result of a meticulous process of blending beans of different origins, giving it an aromatic profile that balances powerful cocoa with a whole harmony of flavors.

Komuntu 80% was created using a completely original process and it embodies the strength of the collective because it involves the entire Valrhona value chain.

Symbolizing the strength of collective action

To reaffirm Valrhona’s commitment to a fair and sustainable cocoa industry once again, 100% of the profits made by this chocolate during its first 12 months will be donated to our cocoa producer partners. €131,762 have already been raised as of December 31, 2022.

Valrhona's Commited innovation

Employees: the driving force of the company

Valrhona's mission can only be achieved if its strategy is built and deployed in a logic of co-development and synergy with Valrhona's major stakeholders.

We involve the latter throughout our value chain, taking into account their expectations and the challenges of our businesses, starting with our employees.

The Disability and Health Committee

First set up in 2020, the Disability Committee and its six officers are continuing their mission to support employees with disabilities

Valrhona's Employees

The Valrhona Foundation

In line with its mission statement, “Together, good becomes better”, Valrhona set up the Valrhona Foundation in 2019.

This independent organization funds and manages projects supporting communities in the cocoa and gastronomy industries. The Valrhona Foundation allows each of us to contribute in our own way to improvements to cocoa-producer communities’ living conditions and to a more open, diverse gastronomy industry.

The Valrhona Solidarity Fund’s achievements since 2019 :

  • €1,209,244  donated
  • 20 projects supporting communities
  • 23,826  beneficiaries
  • 7 countries covered by different projects : Ivory Coast, France, Ghana, Haiti, Madagascar, Dominican Republic, Venezuela
The Valrhona Foundation


It is Valrhona’s responsibility to satisfy every type of customer, whatever their needs.

Valrhona’s 40,000 customers expect not just unique, top-quality products but also, in an increasing number of cases, real support and greater information about the food industry of tomorrow.

Valrhona is doing everything in its power to meet these needs by working with others to create a responsible industry, right down to the consumer level.

Valrhona's Customers


As a buyer, it is Valrhona’s responsibility to understand the sector and successfully manage every different aspect of our supply chain.

We have therefore forged strong relationships with our suppliers so that we can co-create a sustainable value chain, long-lasting trust-based relationships, and a shared approach founded on continuous improvement.

Valrhona has its duty to raise suppliers’ awareness about future issues and sustainable practices, as it is this that will enable them to support our company’s development.

Valrhona's Suppliers

Our other pillars