Sustainability analysis of Ritter Sport raw materials
Ingredients put to the test
There are more than 40 different varieties of RITTER SPORT chocolate, which are made using more than 100 different ingredients. In addition to cocoa, milk or nuts, the list also includes, for example, cornflakes, almonds, sultanas or palm oil.
The analysis and raw material safety department assesses these raw materials using "hot spot analysis" in which ecological, social and economic aspects are reviewed. In other words, how is a raw material grown? To what extent is biodiversity taken into account? Which fertilisers and crop protection products are used? What energy consumption is associated with farming?
Social living and working conditions also play an important role: How significant is occupational health and safety? What about education?
Economic aspects are also closely linked to this, such as the level of wages, avoiding monopolies or competition for land.