Luker Chocolate gains B Corp status ahead of Sweets & Snacks Expo appearance
Luker Chocolate has just gained B Corp status. Pic: Luker
Colombian-based Luker Chocolate has confirmed that it has gained coveted B Corp certification, just ahead of the company’s return to Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago, US, reports Neill Barston.
The business has previously enjoyed success at the key US event, participating in the supplier showcase element, alongside more than 100 companies from across equipment, systems and ingredients categories of the industry.
its latest development on gaining B Corp status underlining its sustainability credentials, comes as the business has also confirmed its participation at the World Confectionery Conference, due to take part on 5 October, celebrating some of the best and brightest developments with the sector.
The company has a history dating back to 1906, originally within the drinking chocolate market, yet it has increasingly expanded into the premium B2B chocolate market over the past two decades.
AS the family-owned business noted, its sustainability mission within Colombia has been especially focused on supporting the complete value chain of the industry in its native country. Its “triple-impact approach” focuses on raising farmer income, promoting social well-being, and nurturing the environment.
As a B Corp, Luker Chocolate joins a community of purpose-driven companies striving for positive change. But its commitment to transparency extends beyond measuring itself against the rigorous B Corp standards. Today, it also releases its latest Sustainability Progress Report, detailing its positive impact in key cocoa-producing areas.
“We’re taking proactive, measurable steps toward meaningful change, and our goals align with our mission to make a difference in the world. As a company, we vehemently uphold the values of transparency, fairness, and sustainability in our operations and throughout our value chain. This certification recognises the work we’re already doing and the responsible sourcing practices we have in place. We’re excited to continue raising the standards for our industry and aligning people and the planet with profit,” said Julia Ocampo, Sustainability Director at Luker Chocolate.
As the business noted, its commitment to transparency extends beyond measuring itself against the rigorous B Corp standards. The company has also released its Sustainability Progress Report, showcasing the company’s remarkable strides in farmer empowerment, environmental stewardship, and responsible sourcing.
Its ethos has been underlined by its Chocolate Dream initiative, launched in 2018 with a mission to transform the cocoa farming industry in Colombia by 2030. The Chocolate Dream seeks to create a more significant, sustainable, and positive future for cocoa farming communities and the wider confectionery industry.