Good People. Good Chocolate. A Better World.
We believe in the balance between profits and purpose, which is why we carefully consider the impact of our decisions on our team, partners, customers, community and environment. We value tradition and we pledge to keep it part of our future.
We believe that daily tradition can lead to a fulfilling future. The way we see it, great people making great chocolate is one way of creating a better world. Because a healthier planet starts with mindful decisions, we promise to...
Keep Food Clean
Organic, non-GMO ingredients
All ingredients in our facility are organic and non-GMO, and our cocoa is sourced from Rainforest Alliance certified farms. By eliminating the use of synthetic pesticides and artificial fertilizers through organic farming, we enhance biodiversity, improve soil quality, and reduce water pollution. We also get to reap the benefits of fresher, more flavorful ingredients.
Clean and Kosher
So that everyone can enjoy our chocolates worry-free, we always mark our allergens clearly and keep our facility free from gluten, dairy, and corn. We are certified kosher by EarthKosher, meaning we follow the Jewish dietary framework for food preparation, processing, and consumption. This guarantees that our chocolates are carefully inspected during each step of production until it leaves our factory.
Conduct Fair Business Practices
At Sjaak’s, we know that the origin of our ingredients is equally important to how they are used. On top of organically sourcing every component of our chocolate, we ensure they are ethically sourced from farms that pay and treat their workers fairly.
Positive work environment
Simply, we believe that happy people make great chocolate. It is a priority to pay every team member above market wages, ensure best practices for worker safety, and foster growth by actively encouraging their training, education, and development. We are proud to be majority female-owned, led and operated and we know how important it is for each of our employees to feel valued.
Protect the Planet
Raising animals for food requires massive amounts of land, food, energy and water. By keeping our chocolates free of animal products, we lessen the burden on the environment and show respect to animals and our Earth. Our chocolates contain no animal ingredients such as dairy, eggs, or gelatin and our sugar is bone char-free.
We vow to be environmentally responsible and to give back more than we take. We pledge to be a beyond carbon neutral company by offsetting double our carbon footprint and to continuously optimize our packaging to follow a strategic sustainability cycle. We aim to invest in a sustainability education program that directly impacts and improves the lives of cocoa-growing communities.