A supply chain of sustainable chocolate
The commitment of ICAM in working as a producer of sustainable chocolate, is reflected in the way they create partnerships with the farmers and the land owners. The interventions of ICAM in the countries of the cocoa’s origin relate to the training of farmers and to the improvement of infrastructure. This approach has allowed us to support the continuous improvement of the quality of the fruits coming from these plantations. The projects that ICAM brings forward in the Dominican Republic, Uganda and Peru are an example of this commitment: the direct relationships, without intermediaries and recognition to producers of a fair compensation, which includes, in addition to the remuneration of the harvest, also added value that considers the human capital, and long-term purchasing contracts, are the guarantee of a sustainable chocolate supply chain.
ICAM has always been attentive to work in such a way to have total respect of the environment, committing themselves to a constant monitoring and improvement of the environmental aspects. Concretely, ICAM endeavours to ensure responsible use and optimised energy and, where possible, an implementation of renewable energy sources.
The quality and integrity of the products at all stages of production are also guaranteed by a sophisticated system of total traceability, according to strict protocols, that foresee very rigorous tests at every level of the production chain.