For Zotter, Austrias’ biggest organic and Fair Trade chocolate company, social and environmental protection is a priority at all stages: from the production to their experience centre, that includes an organic farm used to trigger the visitors’ interest for organic products. Zotter acts for a more social and responsible model, and for environmental protection. Their complete production takes place in Austria. They rely on 100% organic and fair quality, generate their own electricity with solar power, cover the additional need for power with green energy, own a fleet of electric cars, use bioplastics and try to convey the importance of a social economic model through both their experience centre and organic farm, where they are able to demonstrate the viability and success of a social enterprise such as theirs.
Regionally and internationally, Zotter is leading the chocolate scene by being a role-model, as a social enterprise that is both very conscious of the environment and economically successful. The entire company is very transparent and visitors can experience how chocolate is made, how Zotter works and to imagine how ideal agriculture could be. According to an international chocolate test, Josef Zotter is one of the best chocolatiers in the world. His factory ranks as one of the most sustainable undertakings in Austria and his handmade chocolates are a cult article. No wonder that a visit to the factory is one of the most popular excursions in Styria/Austria! 180 dedicated employees work in the chocolate factory in Styria. There are currently 400 different items in the product range.
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