Aldi to completely switch to sustainable cocoa
German discount supermarket chain Aldi has announced plans to completely switch to sustainable cocoa by the end of this year.
The company will increase the use of cocoa, which is grown using environmentally friendly farming techniques, from the current 90% to 100%, Reuters reported.
Aldi said that cocoa will be UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade-certified.
The certified sustainable cocoa will be used in the production of Aldi's own-brand confectionery, ice, cereals and other products.
In April, American chocolate maker Hershey also committed to increase the use of sustainable cocoa in chocolate production.
Currently, Aldi operates over 8,000 stores across the world. It offers a wide range of products including food, beverages, toilet paper, sanitary articles, and other inexpensive household items.
Most of the Aldi products are offered under its own brand.