Are the makers of Ovaltine committed to ethical sourcing?
Yes. Our commitment to an ethical stance is shown in three main
ways. We also have further information on our ethically sourced
cocoa by clicking
We are 100% committed to ethical sourcing. The cocoa we buy is
from industry leaders. They take an active role in improving
conditions and educating farmers about better farming methods and
working conditions. Our suppliers work at an industry level and are
members of the 'International Cocoa Initiative'.
International Cocoa Initiative
We are also proud to be a Contributing Partner of the
International Cocoa Initiative (ICI).
The ICI was established to
support the prevention and elimination of dangerous or exploitative
labour practices in cocoa growing, amongst both adults and
children. ICI programmes have a proven track-record in protecting
children, reducing the incidence of child labour, and promoting
grass-roots development so that cocoa-growing communities can
As an active Contributing Partner of the ICI, we're
visibly demonstrating our genuine pledge to tackle the problem of
child and forced labour in the cocoa supply chain.
Ovaltine operate under the UTZ mass balance certification scheme
and will be supporting sustainable farming by buying certified
UTZ Certified Cocoa stands for sustainable farming and
better opportunities for farmers, their families and our
The UTZ program enables farmers to learn better farming
methods, improve working conditions and take better care of their
children and the environment.
Through the UTZ-programme farmers
grow better crops, generate more income and create better
opportunities while safeguarding the environment and securing the
earth's natural resources.
'UTZ' means "good" in the Mayan
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