We can proudly state that all of our SCHARFFEN BERGER Chocolate is made with cacao from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms.
You may have noticed a frog seal on SCHARFFEN BERGER packaging. This little frog represents big advancements in sustainable farming. The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and promote the rights and well-being of workers, their families and communities.
It trains farmers in some of the world’s most vulnerable landscapes to farm in a way that conserves forests, protects streams and rivers, nurtures soil health, and boosts crop yields. It also encourages cooperation between independent farmers to market certified products more effectively to cocoa exporters.
Independent studies demonstrate that Rainforest Alliance training leads to increased yields and income through programs that teach cocoa farmers how to increase efficiency, productivity, and resilience of the land.
Our mission at SCHARFFEN BERGER Chocolate Maker has always been to craft deeply satisfying chocolate in a socially responsible way. Consistent with our mission, we partnered with the Rainforest Alliance in 2010; as of 2012, we can proudly state that all of our SCHARFFEN BERGER Chocolate is made with cacao from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms.
Our commitment to purchasing cacao only from Rainforest Alliance Certified Co-ops has had a significant impact on the lives and lands of those who produce our cacao.