Together, good becomes better

A partner of taste artisans since 1922 and a pioneer and specialist in the world of chocolate, Valrhona defines itself today as a company whose mission statement “Together, good becomes better” conveys the strength of its commitment. Together with its employees, chefs and cocoa producers, Valrhona brings out the best in chocolate to shift the status quo towards a fairer, more sustainable cocoa industry and gastronomy that tastes great, looks great and does great things for the world.

Building long-term partnerships directly with cocoa producers, sharing know-how and looking for the next chocolate innovation are the challenges that drive us to do better every day. Working alongside chefs, Valrhona promotes craftsmanship and supports them in their quest for uniqueness by constantly pushing the limits of creativity.

Choosing Valrhona means committing to responsible chocolate

All the cocoa beans that we use can be traced back to the producer which provides the assurance of knowing where the cocoa came from, who harvested it, and that it was produced in good conditions. Choosing Valrhona means committing to a chocolate that respects both people and the planet.

Valrhona with its employees, chefs and cocoa producers

B Corp, a guide to building tomorrow.

Thanks to our constant engagement with this raison d'être, Valrhona is proud to have obtained the very demanding B Corporation® certification in January 2020.

B Corporation rewards the world’s most committed companies that put equal emphasis on economic, societal and environmental performance and that are committed to progress. This distinction emphasizes our sustainable development strategy, marked by the desire to co-build a model with a positive impact for producers, employees, taste artisans and all chocolate enthusiasts.

This makes Valrhona the world's largest B Corporation®-certified manufacturer of chocolate for professionals.

Valrhona B Corporation

Our mission report 2022

To remain a pioneer, we have to take action. In 2022, as it was in the previous three years, our entire value chain has been impacted by a very turbulent wider environment. In spite of these many challenges, Valrhona continues to believe that, by acting together today, we will be able to remain pioneers tomorrow. That means working with our employees, chefs and cocoa producers to test new things, experiment, innovate and imagine solutions that will build tomorrow’s world.

Social and environmental responsibility has always been at the heart of our development model. Now more than ever, Valrhona is aware of how its business has a knock-on effect on the environment and is implementing specific action to reduce this impact.

Visit our press area to access our previous reports and all our charters.

Our commitments

100 years of commitment to people and the planet
100 years of commitment in the Rhone Valley
100 years of commitment to creative and conscious cuisine
100 years of commitment to chefs and makers
100 years of commitment to a fair and sustainable cocoa industry
100 years of commitment to cocoa producers
100 years of commitment to innovation
100 years of commitment to progress for today and tomorrow
Our Mission