Founded in 1931 by Carl Maentler, the Swiss chocolate brand aims to support chocolate artisans and chefs in bringing to life their creations without depleting the world’s resources.
Carma goes beyond just cocoa to sourcing the most sustainable ingredients at every step of the process. Every ingredient in Carma couvertures — cocoa, dairy, sugar, and vanilla — are all sustainable. They balance sustainability with reliability and consistency in taste profile and color, which is a critical part of the uniquely Swiss chocolate crafting process.
Available in select countries, Carma offers couvertures in six natural shades.
The challenges that the chocolate supply chain face include ending forced labor, impeding deforestation, environmental issues, helping farmers to prosper and ensuring that ingredients used are fully sustainable and traceable. That also means that each chocolate ingredient also faces its own sustainability challenges, and a constantly growing global population presents even tougher obstacles to sourcing these ingredients.