Protecting the environment plays a huge role in Divine’s ethos. That’s why this World Environment Day we are celebrating the ways in which we make conscious decisions that positively impact the environment to deliver ethical and sustainable products.

This year’s World Environment Day event will be held in China on 5th June and celebrated by over 140 countries. Governments, NGO’s charities and other organisations take part in drawing attention to the challenges facing our environment with a different theme each year. This year’s theme is “Air pollution” with the slogan, “We can't stop breathing, but we can do something about the quality of air that we breathe.”

At Divine, we’re committed not only to doing things differently, but to doing things right. Throughout the whole supply chain, we ensure that everyone is aware of the role that they play in preserving the environment including agriculture, transportation and packaging.

For example, our 70% Dark Chocolate bar contains just five ingredients: cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin, and vanilla. The cocoa is grown in the shade of other trees on small plots of land owned by the Kuapa Kokoo farmers. We do not support including any ingredient in our chocolate that has a negative impact on people or planet, which is why there are no GM ingredients, soya or palm oil in any of our chocolate.

In addition, we regularly review our packaging and make conscious effort to make use of recyclable materials such as in our boxed Easter eggs and our Organic range, which uses a biodegradable NatureFlex™ film for the inner packaging that you can place in your compost. Our main range of Divine bars are made with FSC paper and foil, and are ideal for everyday recycling, of course, you eat the chocolate first!

World Environment Day diagram

We do not use airfreight for transporting products and we find opportunities wherever possible to reduce or consolidate shipments to increase efficiency and reduce “chocolate” miles travelled. Even in the office we use recycled products, have multiple recycling streams and re-use the packaging in which items get delivered to us. Each team member also has their own beautifully branded “Give me tap” reusable BPA free bottle, rather than using plastic bottles.

At Divine we constantly strive to make improvements in environmentally-friendly practices and are always inspired by what others are doing. So, in celebration of World Environment Day, why not try reducing your food waste, cycling to work, volunteer to clean up waste on a beach or try a vegetarian diet for a day?

Let us know how you choose to celebrate by tagging us as below using #BEATAIRPOLLUTION

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