“As a family business, we act sustainably per se. All decisions that we make consider the impact on future generations,” says Alfred T. Ritter, owner and advisory board chairman of Ritter Sport. As the most important resource for the chocolate producer is cocoa, it poses as an important focal point in the company’s sustainability management. For 25 years, the company has actively fostered cocoa farming in Nicaragua with its project ‘Cacaonica’. What started off with 170 farmers in a single cooperative quickly grew into a collaboration with over 3,500 cocoa farmers in around 20 cooperatives. Ritter Sport additionally brought its own cultivation area ‘El Cacao’ to life.

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