Whittakers have been making chocolate in New Zealand since 1896.
|J.H. Whittaker & Sons, Ltd||NZL||website|
|J.H. Whittaker & Sons, Ltd|
In 2021 Green America, Mighty Earth and Be Slavery Free released their Easter Chocolate Shopping Guide, which breaks down company commitments and policies in regards to deforestation, farmer poverty and child labour. It does not assess effectiveness or implementation. This company received the Good Egg Award for "leadership in policies and practices to end child labour, moving towards a living income for farmers and caring for the environment".
Source: Be Slavery Free (2021)
Some, but not necessarily all, of this company's chocolate products are palm oil free. For more details, follow the link to see Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia's list of products which manufacturers have told them are palm oil free or contain segregated certified sustainable palm oil.
Source: BOS Australia (2020)
This company sells Fairtrade Certified chocolate. However this only represents a fraction of their total chocolate sales.
Source: Fairtrade ANZ (2019)
This company is a member of the Cocoa & Forests Initiative, demonstrating a commitment to no further conversion of any forest land for cocoa production in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. On March 2019, thirty-three company signatories, accounting for about 85% of global cocoa usage, released detailed individual action plans. The action plans focus on forest protection and restoration, sustainable cocoa production and farmers' livelihoods, and community engagement and social inclusion.
Source: World Cocoa Foundation (2020)
This company is a member of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), an international membership organization representing more than 100 member companies across the cocoa value chain. WCF is committed to creating a sustainable cocoa economy through economic & social development and environmental stewardship in cocoa-growing communities.
Source: World Cocoa Foundation (2019)
|Type||Family-owned private company|
|Address||Porirua, New Zealand|