Health is one of our main concerns. Whether it’s the health of those who taste our chocolates, the health of our employees, or the health of the small producers who, thanks to organic farming, avoid contact with chemicals.
All our products are Fairtrade certified. We believe that we owe the countries of the South a debt of gratitude for the wonderful raw materials we use, and consider fair trade to be a duty.
Belvas wants to take the ‘sustainable’ approach even further. In 2009, we set ourselves a new challenge: to become the first ecological chocolate factory. A new workshop was built in Ghislenghien, and all the chocolate factory’s processes were reviewed with this in mind.
And they succeeded. In 2011, Belvas was crowned “Europe’s most environmentally-friendly micro-enterprise” by the European Commission, winning the EMAS award in this category in Warsaw.
And in 2012, Belvas was nominated for a Silver Award in the Responsible Economy category by the Alliances network in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, and won the Hainaut Horizons prize (the sustainable development prize of the province of Hainaut).
Belvas, pure cocoa for real chocolate.