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SAVE THE CLIMATE
... eat more Original Beans chocolates!
Since launch in 2010, Original Beans products have been restoring the climate. All of them are delivered CO2 negative (i.e. climate positive) to our wholesale customers. We achieve this by climate-consciously designing our supply chain, reducing CO2 emissions at every step.
The greatest climate action happens in the forest: through the magic of trees which inhale air and store CO2. But along our entire supply chain we look for climate action: our chocolate manufacture is powered 100% by renewable energy. That’s pretty magic, too.
Our rare cacaos grow in the most CO2-rich forests. Because we provide secure incomes and training to our cacao growers, they feel empowered to better protect the forest. Together, we establish and direct-trade certificates from these carbon saving “Climate Forests”.
Chocolate and Climate
Did you know that cacao trees grow in the shade of diverse neighbouring trees? Together with their tree neighbours, cacao trees have a fantastically virtuous effect on climate, insetting many times their own size in CO2.
It is all the more outrageous that the cheap chocolate industry is forcing their cocoa trees to grow under full sun in industrial mono-forests. What makes chocolate cheap in the supermarket comes at a huge cost to trees, forests and the climate. Rare, valuable old rainforests are being cut down to make space for cheap, industrial chocolate forests.
OUR CLIMATE BALANCE
CLIMATE BALANCE OF AN ORIGINAL BEANS 70G BAR
Of all our chocolates, the milk chocolates cost most CO2 to make, because of the number of ingredients. However, the scientific CO2 assessment of our Esmeraldas cacao gardens finds that they store 9.5 tonnes of CO2 on every hectare each year. Against the climate costs, this results in a CLIMATE SURPLUS of 122g CO2 per 70g Esmeraldas Milk chocolate bar. In other words: to save the climate eat more Original Beans chocolates!
Our carbon footprint according to BSI (2011) PAS 2050:2011 and Plan Vivo concludes that the largest climate cost occurs in the forest: from natural N2O emitted during the organic composting of leaves, twigs and pods. Nothing we can do about it, if we want to keep soils and our product healthy. To balance, our warehouse has halved its energy consumption in only five years!
Awards & Certifications
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