The Ministry of Chocolate use sustainable and ethically sourced chocolate supplied by Barry Callebaut. They have great programs in place that supports third world growers by building schools and hospitals in country. They have had the privilege to visit these in person and have confidence in these programs and their longevity/sustainability.
They also use Australian grown chocolate which is to Australian standards and supports Australian growers and manufacturers.
The policy is that all the ingredients contain no palm oil.
Wherever possible we use locally grown ingredients including Murray River Salt Flakes, Almondco almonds and freeze dried strawberries from Mornington Peninsula, as well as local cream and butter.
They have beehives on site and they use some of the honey harvested, in our honeycomb. The rest remains in the hive for the bees, and their residential neighbours enjoy bumper fruit and veggie crops as a side benefit!
Regarding the packaging, they continue to make changes in their range to move towards recyclable and biodegradable. Additionally, always aiming towards removing unnecessary ‘excess’ in packaging. The process for changing over the entire range takes time and at this time it is a work in progress.