The Next Generation Cacao Foundation is an essential component of our commitment to sustainable cocoa sourcing. It serves as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the social, economic, and environmental development of cocoa farming communities participating in our Cacao-Trace™ program.
Our mission is to enhance the standard of living for cacao farmers by ensuring they receive a fair share of the value created in the chocolate supply chain. This is achieved through the distribution of the "Chocolate Bonus," a premium paid by Cacao-Trace customers.
The foundation serves as a transparent and accountable platform for collecting and allocating the chocolate bonus. We guarantee that 100% of the funds collected directly reach the farmers.
To support this initiative, all operational costs are covered by Belcolade, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to empowering cocoa farmers and creating a sustainable future for the next generation.
The Bakery School Foundation was established with a noble purpose: to provide quality education to underprivileged youngsters in countries. Recognizing the plight of children on the streets and the need for skilled bakers, patissiers, and chocolatiers, Puratos took action.
Our comprehensive courses go beyond basic education, equipping students with practical training that empowers them to earn a decent living wage. We believe in providing real-world experiences, which is why our program includes internships at different companies where students are not only trained but also paid for their work.
Our commitment extends beyond education. We are dedicated to helping our graduates succeed by offering employment opportunities based on merit and achievement within our subsidiary companies. Alternatively, we assist them in finding meaningful work with our customers, ensuring they have the chance to pursue their passion and build a successful career.
Puratos will always put its people first. We balance innovation with tradition to ensure superior quality that never compromises our values and go above and beyond to share our success with those who walk with us along the way.
Baking and chocolate making are among mankind’s oldest and most valued skills. We take great pride in preserving this heritage.