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Lake Champlain Chocolates achieves B Corp Certification
Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC), the family-owned Vermont chocolate company, has been awarded a Certified B Corporation, validating LCC’s commitment to progressive social and environmental business practices, accountability, and transparency.
B Corps Certification is a holistic certification that evaluates the entire business. There are more than 2,200 Certified B Corporations worldwide, and the performance standards provide a valuable third-party measurement tool, ensuring customers and suppliers that business practices meet the highest of standards.
“Achieving B Corps Certification is the next step towards fulfilling our company’s vision to become the gold standard of chocolate companies in the United States, a respected leader other companies aspire to be,” says Eric Lampman, LCC President.
“For more than 35 years, our practices have been guided by one core value – ‘everything must measure up to the chocolate.’ And this includes making a positive impact on our local and global communities by respecting our employees, fostering long-term partnerships with our suppliers, and practicing environmental responsibility.”
Established in 1983, LCC is regarded as a pioneer in the American chocolate movement, by supporting cacao growing communities and using 100% fair trade certified chocolate.
LCC has three company-owned stores in Vermont, and its chocolates are available nationwide in the US at specialty stores and grocers, and online at Amazon.