We believe that our sustainability efforts are the key ingredients for achieving our quality cocoa products. Bean & Co promotes environmental protection, scarce resources and socio-economic improvement for individuals in each project area.
We develop and operate commercial cocoa farms alongside smallholder farmers, providing them with the proper support and knowledge to improve local livelihood and increase income.
Bean & Co develops cocoa plantations in relatively drier regions in order to ensure positive land use and mitigation of forestry harm.
Bean & Co’s mission is centered on local responsibility and future advancement for smallholder farms, training employees with the necessary tools, knowledge, and technology to operate its commercial plantations.
Bean & Co is proud to be able to create a chain of direct and indirect local jobs in each project region. We hire men and women alike, and provide them with a familial atmosphere that promotes agricultural training, familiarity with tools, and advanced technologies.
By utilizing 27% of the cocoa fruit instead of 10% Bean & Co is able to increase its own income as well as the local smallholder’s income.
Bean & Co to endorses positive land by incorporating year-round drip irrigation systems. Drip irrigation utilizes 20%-50% less water than conventional sprinkler systems.
The cornerstone of our model involves Centers of Excellence that provides training, production and processing services to commercial farm workers and to the smallholder farmers in the area.
The philosophy of incorporating the local community in our core business has proven to generate strong financial returns and positive social and environmental benefits.
The Centers of Excellence emphasize the following factors: