When it comes to cocoa as main ingredient, the chocolate manufacturer Ritter Sports counts on 100 per cent sustainability and equitable trade: As the first large chocolate manufacturer Ritter Sport exclusively obtains cocoa that is certified as sustainable for the whole assortment of its square chocolate bars. Producing excellent chocolate not only needs high quality ingredients, but also the assurance that the raw produce is grown under good ecological and social conditions. This is often not the case in conventional cocoa farming and the economical situation of farmers is often difficult. This is something Ritter Sport wants to change: through fair payment and secure work, as well as environmentally friendly cultivation, explains Andreas Ronken, CEO at Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG.