10/01/2023 | Ingredients

Puratos announces its first carbon-neutral chocolate product

Puratos is one step closer to achieving its ambitious sustainability goals after its Chocolanté 60Days Chocolate was awarded Carbon Neutral Certification – the first product from its worldwide portfolio to earn the endorsement.  

The globally-recognized accreditation illustrates the company’s commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of its products and offsetting any remaining emissions through meaningful environmental initiatives. Belgian climate consultancy CO2logic independently assessed the greenhouse gas emissions of all production activities for 60Days chocolate, including the purchase of ingredients, transportation, energy consumption during manufacturing and packaging. The responsibly-sourced chocolate, created in Vietnam by joint venture Puratos Grand-Place Indochina (PGPI), was found to meet the requirements of the carbon neutral standard – making Chocolanté 60DAYS Chocolate Puratos’s first carbon-neutral-certified product.

Chocolanté 60Days Chocolate goes beyond industry standards. It aims to reinvent the chocolate process by combining fermentation in wooden acacia boxes with slow roast methods to create “tree to bar” chocolate in 60 days. This sympathetic process generates lower emissions, thanks to its close-to-source production and short transition time. From a taste and quality perspective, customers benefit from a fresher and more flavoursome product with low sugar content. Chocolanté 60DAYS is currently available in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, France and Belgium and will soon be available in Italy.