A Spirit of Fair, Lasting Trade and Privileged Relations with Growers
Since 1997, the Cluizel company has been one of the few Cacaoféviers (processing cocoa beans into chocolate) in the world. The company’s approach lies in developing direct relations with 7 renowned growers (Brazil, Santo Domingo, Mexico, São Tomé, Madagascar, Colombia, and Guatemala) in order to give them the guarantee of a consistent purchase price and worker-friendly work conditions.
We've developed special relationships with these growers, which we banish any merchant/go-between and use precise specifications in order to achieve meticulous selection of beans – enables us to guarantee the best possible cocoa traceability.
We have endeavored to find renowned plantations in the most reputable cocoa producing countries, in order to create '1ers Crus de Plantation'®. This specific approach enables us to find the best cocoa beans in the world and to guarantee the best possible cocoa traceability. Our '1ers Crus de Plantation'®chocolates intensify the aromatic potential of each terroir through an adequate manufacturing process and a unique production skill. They enable us to create an intense aromatic range.
Three parameters affect the flavor of cocoa beans: terroir (we speak of aromatic note constitution), fermentation (fermentary aromatic note) and roasting (aromatic thermal note) *.
- Respect for the environment comes first -
A nature-friendly company, Cluizel has invested $600,000 in building a sewage treatment plant to process sewage organically, with no environment nuisance, which contributes to sustainable development, through the use of a natural filter: reed. The ‘Manufacture’ is a member of the ‘Club EPEE 2020’ (A clean, energy-saving company). Through this organization, we were awarded the 2012 ‘Croissance Verte’ (Green Growth) trophy (for our commitment to reducing energy consumption). The club’s role is to share good practices between manufacturers committed to reducing expenditure on all forms of energy.
Safeguarding our Environment
Manufacture Cluizel requires its service providers to have “Imprim' Vert”, PEFC and FSC certification out of a common desire to reduce the environmental impacts linked to printing activities. These certifications also attest to a firm’s support for good sustainable forest management practices.
For its packaging, Manufacture Cluizel requires compliance with the ISO 9001, 14001, OHSAS 18001 and BRC standards relating to finished product quality management systems, and in particular guaranteeing “food contact” certification.