— DELIVERING POSITIVE CHANGE

An Innovative
Business Model

Divine Chocolate is a global social enterprise driven by a mission. Our mission is to grow a successful global farmer owned chocolate company using the amazing power of chocolate to delight and engage, and bring people together to create dignified trading relations, thereby empowering producers and consumers.

Our business model reflects the belief that producers should earn a share of the profits they help to create. That’s why the majority shareholder (44%) of Divine Chocolate is Kuapa Kokoo Farmers’ Union, a co-operative of 100,000 cocoa farmers in Ghana who grow the finest quality cocoa for our everyday and seasonal collections. The farmers’ 44% ownership stake in Divine Chocolate is a first in the Fairtrade world.

  • What is a social enterprise?
  • What makes a social enterprise a different kind of business?
  • What impact does our business model have on farmers’ lives?
  • How are farmers’ voices included in the decision-making?
 — FOCUSED ON FARMERS

Delivering Benefits to Farmers

The chocolate industry is valued at $100 billion* worldwide. But, the cocoa farmers who grow the essential ingredient that makes chocolate chocolate typically only earn about $2 per day.

At Divine, we’re challenging the terms of world trade and advocating that farmers should be sustainably remunerated as suppliers. As such, farmers who supply cocoa to Divine benefit through four streams of income, including:

Dividends from Co-ownership

Kuapa Kokoo receives 44% of Divine's distributable profits. Read why co-ownership inspired Yaw Agyeiwaa to join Kuapa Kokoo.
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Producer Support & Development Fund (PS&D)

Divine Chocolate invests 2% of its annual revenue to support topline co-operative projects, such as women's empowerment. Read Margret Fianko's profile and learn about her participation in a women's literacy program, funded by the PS&D.
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Delivering Benefits to Farmers

Fairtrade Minimum Price

A guaranteed miniumum price of $2000 per tonne of cocoa that protects farmers from any price drops in the market
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Fairtrade Premium

Fairtrade Premium

A payment of $200 per tonne of cocoa that farmers decide how to invest on community initiatives
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 — EMPOWERING WOMEN

A Commitment to
Gender Equality

For more than two decades, Divine Chocolate and Kuapa Kokoo have shared a commitment to empowering women. Together, we support women in cocoa farming develop the skills and confidence to grow better cocoa, build better communities and thrive in business.

Explore our history and values in action on our Empowering Women page:

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QUALITY MATTERS
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 — QUALITY MATTERS

A Difference You
Can Taste

Cocoa quality is determined from the moment it starts growing on the tree, and it is affected by each stage of the bean-to-bar journey. For this reason, cocoa farmers are well-trained to carry out each stage (from planting through harvesting to fermenting and drying) as carefully as possible.


Kuapa Kokoo’s motto is Pa Pa Paa - which means “Best of the best” in the Ghanaian language of Twi. This motto reflects the members’ pride in the high quality cocoa they produce, a result of the time and care they put in to growing the cocoa.

EXPLORE BEAN TO BAR JOURNEY

Fairtrade’s vision is a world in which all producers can enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods, fulfill their potential, and decide on their future.

 — OUR APPROACH

Protecting The
Environment

At Divine, we care enormously about the environment. We are committed to doing all we can to make improvements that reduce our environmental impact.

We’ve demonstrated this commitment across various categories within our operations, including:

  • Sourcing & Manufacturing
  • Product Development
  • Packaging
  • Transportation
  • Office Supplies
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 — QUALITY MATTERS

Third Party
Verification

Divine strongly advocates for independent third party verification such as Fairtrade, B Corp, and Organic Certification. Externally audited certifications like these provide consumers with the confidence in the claims we make.

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Certified
Fairtrade

Fairtrade is an independent, third party certification organisation that works in partnership with more than 1.5 million producers in developing countries.

Its mission is to secure decent working conditions, fair prices, and better terms of trade. In this way, producers are empowered to improve their social, environmental and economic sustainability

  • What does Fairtrade aim to achieve?
  • Are all Divine products Fairtrade Certified?
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Certified
B Corporation

Divine Chocolate is proud to be a Certified B Corporation®. B Corporations are leaders of the global movement of people using business as a force for good. Individually, B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems.

  • View our B Impact Score
  • What does it mean for a company to become a Certified B Corp?
  • How do B Corporations make a difference in the world?
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Certified
Organic

Organic sales are growing, and we have responded to chocolate lovers who say they actively look for organic ingredients and cocoa content. We have sourced excellent organic and Fairtrade cocoa from São Tomé for our new Divine Organic range of Dark Chocolate bars.

  • What does it mean for a product to be certified organic by the Soil Association Certification Limited?

Awards and Accolades

We are proud of the achievements that we have received for both the quality of our chocolate and the impact of our business model.