Thomas Müller’s chocolate are based on fair and sustainable collaboration with the cocoa industry. The suppliers undertake to maintain fair and socially responsible partnerships. The commitment is reflected in the long-term cooperation with partners who can share Thomas’ values and guarantee perfect quality and transparency.
Founded in 1985, CONACADO is today the third largest confederation of cocoa farmers in the Dominican Republic. The cooperative works to create a modern, internationally renowned cocoa sector that improves producers’ incomes and allows their families to achieve a decent standard of living. It does this by focusing on producing high quality cocoa and on sustainable farm management, coupled with support for community development and environmental protection. CONACADO’s numerous certifications – including Rainforest Alliance, UTZ, Fairtrade and Organic (USDA and EU) – are testament to this commitment.
Joba Arriba, Espaillat
In 1906, Lucien Millot created the plantation in Andzavibe that today still bears his name. The Société Millot manages nearly 1,300 hectares and employs almost 500 people. The Millot plantation – an organic certified plantation spanning around 600 hectares – as well as over the cocoa grown by a network of local producers.
Founded in 2005, the Cooperativa Norandino represents more than 7,000 families producing cocoa, coffee and panela across the north of Peru. Its mission: to improve the livelihoods of its member families by offering access to local and international markets. Norandino is driven by its core values of transparency, equality, respect, responsibility, democracy and quality of service. Today, all its producers are Organic and Fairtrade certified.
M. Libânio Agrícola S.A., a company founded in 1922 by Manoel Libânio da Silva Filho, owns eight plantations spanning a total of 2,298 hectares. For M. Libânio, sustainability is of vital concern, representing both a challenge and a major opportunity for driving business growth. With this in mind, the company has worked for years to train producers in good agricultural and environmental practices, promote agroforestry and protect primary forests. Today, the whole property is Rainforest Alliance certified. M. Libânio’s focus on producing the highest quality cocoa.
Maya Mountain Cacao works to be a sustainable, transparent, long term partner to farmers and to create a positive impact on communities in Belize. These values, coupled with the high quality of their cocoa, make Maya Mountain Cacao a natural partner for our supplier Valrhona. Since 2014, Valrhona has worked together to renovate the Xibun River Estate, which is named after the river running along its border. The estate was acquired by Belizean entrepreneur Henry Canton with the aim of breathing new life into the plantation. Today, the estate employs 30 full time staff and a further 18 workers during harvest season. By 2025, we estimate the plantation will produce around 100T of cocoa a year.
Yamwits Valley, Cayo
Cacao San José is a family business that has been growing cocoa in Venezuela since 1830. The company’s goal is to promote economic prosperity and long-term business relationships, contributing to social well-being and sustainable development. They do this, for example, by helping to create educational programs for children from communities in the surrounding areas and by promoting entrepreneurship. For Cacao San José, the quality of their cocoa goes hand in hand with their aim of having a positive social impact and with their work on the family plantation to preserve the genetic variety of cocoa.
Yamwits Valley, Cayo