Consumers and governments across the globe are demanding supply chain transparency in an effort to identify and eradicate instances of slavery and human trafficking, which are, sadly, endemic in the cocoa industry today. As a seed to bar company that carefully controls every step of the process from cocoa into chocolate, we are more than happy to oblige.
Our partners want products that meet their core values, which is one of the main reasons why Islands has become their chocolate of choice. By sharing detailed information across our supply chain (see Homepage: From Cocoa Into Chocolate), we assure our clients and partners that our products are honestly acquired, consciously produced, and measure up to high standards of taste and quality. We can demonstrate that we comply with official regulations, from health and safety to environmental standards, which allows our partners to pass this information on to their own customers.
What are the advantages of transparency?
Maintaining full visibility allows us to identify any risks before they become a problem. We have high standards for our cocoa and chocolate, ranging from soil conditions to the ideal particle size for our cocoa solids, which we monitor and enforce at every stage of the supply chain.
Sharing supply chain data ensures that we measure conditions throughout the production process, as well as enabling us to make decisions based on real-time data and current conditions, while preventing delays or delivery disruptions.
Increased trust and collaboration
As your trusted partner, we willingly share and explain all materials, sources, and procedures that go into making and delivering our chocolate. We build long-term, trusting partnerships with values-aligned, meaning we can grow and work together more effectively.