Alter Eco Teams Up with Impactree to Work Toward a Sweeter Future
In the pantheon of sweets, nothing rivals chocolate. For thousands of years, chocolate has been an obsession for millions of people around the world, only growing in popularity as time goes on. On average, Americans consume about 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate every year, meaning the average citizen eats over 11 pounds of chocolate annually. Chocolate is an international fixation, with the industry netting over $130 billion in 2019 globally, growing by leaps and bounds each year.
Being such a massively successful business, some major issues have come to light in the chocolate industry. Unfortunately, most chocolate wrappers cannot be recycled. Being made of a combination of materials makes them too expensive to break down, and thus goes straight into landfills.
Even worse, large amounts of the cocoa beans used to create chocolate are sourced from inhuman practices. To meet international demand while keeping profits high, many leading chocolate companies have allowed questionable practices to continue in their supply chains, showing little to no desire to intervene.
How Alter Eco Does Things Differently
Wanting to combine a passion for food with a desire to do good, Alter Eco was founded in 2005 and has been breaking the established norms of the chocolate business ever since. Hyper aware of the issues facing our climate, Alter Eco has devoted themselves to carbon neutrality. Alter Eco actively plants trees in the rainforests where their cocoa beans are grown. Every year, they plant enough trees to 100% offset their carbon footprint. They are also pioneers in eco-friendly packaging, creating the world’s first compostable, non-toxic candy wrapper, encouraging the rest of their industry to follow suit.
With a love for the planet comes love for those inhabiting it, and Alter Eco goes to great lengths to ensure the quality of ingredients for their customers, and the ethical treatment of the farmers they work with. All Alter Eco products are 100% organic certified, ensuring the highest quality products possible. Alter Eco gives back to those who grow their ingredients, providing medical services, educational opportunities, and interest-free loans to the small farmers globally they partner with. This effort has certified their products 100% Fair Trade, helping Alter Eco become an official B corporation, rewarding their commitment to their employees, customers, and planet.
Alter Eco and Impactree Join Forces For A Better World
Chocolate is a passion and obsession for millions of people the world over, but to Alter Eco it is more than just a sweet treat. To them, chocolate is an opportunity to make a substantial difference in the environment, and their employees share their passion for action. That’s why they have partnered with Impactree to create an employee-focused Action Hub to house the many causes and volunteer opportunities shared through their community of changemakers.
Committed to public service, Alter Eco closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (1/18/21) as an Employee Service Day, giving their employees the opportunity to engage in community impact activities. On this day they teamed up with Impactree to host an Action Party, where employees spent 20 minutes taking action on racial justice, along with other causes important to them. 70% of the workforce attended the Action Party, and completed nearly 100 actions in less than a half hour!
It is clear to us at Impactree that Alter Eco and their employees have a strong desire to serve and make the world a better place. Service days are an incredible way to motivate employee engagement in social and environmental issues, and we are thrilled Alter Eco used Impactree for their MLK Day Action Party. For such a short event we had incredible results, and know their Action Hub will be impactful and sweet.
Schedule your own employee Action Party with Impactree today!