Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Lake Champlain Chocolate5 stars

Place, CountryBurlington, United States

Contactwww.lakechamplainchocolates.com

Certified Productschocolate barsfair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
Handling Operations
ChapterContent of the Fair for Life - Social & Fair Trade ProgrammeNormRating
4.1.1Fair Trade Sourcing1823
4.1.2Support and Promotion of Fair Trade Producers and Products69
4.1.3Traceability and Product Handling2627
Total Score Handling Operations59
Points Reached Last Year (Handling Operations): 57
Social Impact
Social Impact & Special AchievementsLake Champlain’s Bee…Well Program received the Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award for building a strong wellness culture and high employee participation. This past year they contributed 12% of their pre-tax profits to nonprofit organizations and programs that support the arts, education and sustainable agriculture. Their Discover Jazz Festival chocolate bar raised $ 3,200 last Spring for the Artist-in-residency scholarship in Burlington. This spring their Fair for Life committee is helping to roll out a community giving program to increase team building and fundraising within the local community. LCC’s benefit offering continues to remain very strong compared with market data and in June they will be adding paid maternity leave as well as expanding their sick time eligibility to seasonal and part time employees. Their composting program expanded to the Boyer location this winter and employees received a training around how to reduce waste going to the landfill at work and at home. With 98 % of the chocolate used to make their confections being Fair Trade Certified, LCC is committed to make purchases that promote safe and healthy working conditions, protecting the environment and enable transparency.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage118 %

Date of Certification
First25.04.2013
Last Update14.06.2017

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An innovative company that imports, ripens, packs and distributes exotic fruits and vegetables, provides a very pleasant, friendly and safe workplace with very good working conditions even compared to already high Dutch Labour standards.
 
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