Luker Chocolate receives B Corp status as latest sustainability report details progress towards 2027 goals

By Anthony Myers

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Luker Chocolate receives a boost to its sustianabilty credentials with B-Corp rating. Pic: Luker Chocolate
Luker Chocolate receives a boost to its sustianabilty credentials with B-Corp rating. Pic: Luker Chocolate

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Colombian sustainable B4B (business-for-business) chocolate manufacturer, Luker Chocolate has announced that it has been certified as a B Corporation, highlighting its dedication to driving transformational change in the cocoa industry.

Casa Luker, Luker Chocolate’s parent organisation, received 92.8 points from non-profit organisation, B Lab, which accredits companies with B Corp certification after they meet or exceed the rigorous Impact Assessment criteria. 

Since its founding in 1906, Luker Chocolate has aimed to meaningfully contribute to the sustainable development of rural communities in Colombia – transforming the cocoa value chain from its origin.

A spokesperson for the company said that for Luker, the accreditation represents another step in a journey towards continuous improvement to help cocoa-growing communities towards a more prosperous future. It alsofollows numerous significant business strides that accelerate progress towards its 2027 goals, which aligned all businesses to raise farmer income, promote social wellbeing in cocoa-producing areas, and nurture the environment.

"We’re taking proactive, measurable steps toward meaningful change, and our goals align with our mission to make a difference in the world. As a company, we vehemently uphold the values of transparency, fairness, and sustainability in our operations and throughout our value chain. This certification recognises the work we're already doing and the responsible sourcing practices we have in place. We're excited to continue raising the standards for our industry and aligning people and the planet with profit​,” said Julia Ocampo, Sustainability Director at Luker Chocolate.

To demonstrate how it balances social and ethical standards alongside profit, B Corp certification addresses the entirety of a business's operations, and covers five key impact areas: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. Luker scored most highly for Governance – which assesses a company’s overall mission, social and environmental engagement, ethics, transparency, and ability to formally consider all stakeholders in decision making.

Sustainability Progress Report

The company has also released its Sustainability Progress Report, showcasing the company's achievements in farmer empowerment, environmental stewardship, and responsible sourcing.

Luker Chocolate's commitment to sustainability is exemplified through its visionary initiative, The Chocolate Dream, launched in 2018 with a mission to transform the cocoa farming industry in Colombia by 2030. The Chocolate Dream seeks to create a more significant, sustainable, and positive future for cocoa farming communities and the wider chocolate industry.

"We're thrilled to join the B Corp community and be recognised for the work we've done to underpin our social purpose and values. As a result of our work through The Chocolate Dream, we’re bettering the cocoa farming industry in Colombia and delivering a product that aligns with the high standards and ethics of our customers​,” said Camilo Romero, CEO of Luker Chocolate. 

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