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VALRHONA’S ECODESIGN ADVENTURE

TREASURE LIES WITHIN: VALRHONA’S ECODESIGN ADVENTURE

At Valrhona, there are riches inside all we do. Inside our cocoa pods, which protect the cocoa beans and their rich flavors. Inside our delicious chocolates, the fruit of our chocolate making expertise since 1922. Inside our black and gold boxes, with their new light and refined design. And of course, inside you, sharing and caring for your nearest and dearest.

As part of our commitment to imagining the best of chocolate, we have set ourselves ambitious goals to create delicious products that also have a positive impact on the environment.

We aim to ecodesign all of our new products by 2020 and to halve our environmental impact by 2025.

2020: A HAPPY STORY

At Valrhona, ecodesign is a story of happy innovation and happy staff. 

For us, ecodesign is no fleeting trend, a crushing obligation, nor a way of creating ugly, flimsy ecological products with a distinct smell of llama. Far from it. We believe that environmentally friendly design means making innovative products that respect the environment at each step of the product’s life.

We’ve innovated in our packaging, choosing materials from renewable or responsibly managed sources and from suppliers that are as local to our production sites as possible. We’ve also simplified our packaging, re-evaluated our choice of materials and production methods and worked to find new solutions with our suppliers.

Everyone at Valrhona involved in creating our products, including our sourcing team, R&D and marketing, is now trained in ecodesign. Today, caring for the environment is an integral part of our design process, from our recipes to our packaging.

TREASURE LIES INSIDE OUR GIFT BOXES

We’ve been crafting exceptional chocolates in our workshops in Tain l’Hermitage for over 90 years, drawing upon artisanal techniques, the finest quality cocoa and carefully selected ingredients to create our unique flavors.
In 2018, we’re taking a new step, launching the first in our ecodesigned range of ballotin gift boxes and boxes of tasting squares.

Our new ballotin gift boxes use 40% less cardboard, are more visible on the shelf and are fully recyclable, apart from the ribbon. Thanks to these boxes, we’ll be able to save a massive 5.5 tons of cardboard a year!

As well as being better for the environment, our bonbon gift boxes are also more indulgent than ever. Presented with an attractive new design, our delicious new bonbon assortment has an extended shelf life of 10 months shelf life.

2018 will also see the launch of our ecodesigned tasting square offer. With a colorful new design, these eye-catching boxes of 18 tasting squares make the perfect gift. Even better, we’ve replaced the metal boxes with fully recyclable cardboard, an eco-friendly design choice that means these boxes have a lower environmental impact than ever before. Buy the one flavor or try all three of our bestsellers in our brand new gift pack.

GOOD IS THE NORM, BEAUTY PREVAILS, THAT WHICH IS DONE WELL IS SUBLIME

Doing something well, while respecting the environment, is the epitome of luxury, above all when done sincerely and with a true lightness of touch.
Let’s reinvent these chocolate treasure chests, infusing them with a new spirit: ecodesign.

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