Munz is going
As a family business, sustainability has always been firmly rooted in the Maestrani company's DNA. And as a pioneer in sustainability, Maestrani is taking a big, important step into the future with the launch of its All Natural product range! We are starting in 2022 and will be expanding it progressively over the coming years.
All Natural covers four important areas of sustainability:
- the use of exclusively natural ingredients
- 100% Max Havelaar Fairtrade-certified cocoa
- no palm oil
- 100% climate neutrality thanks to offsetting of its CO2 emissions
In addition, it is important for us to make our packaging increasingly sustainable.
All Natural will gradually extend to the entire Munz (and Minor) brand range. With its All Natural programme, Maestrani is once again fulfilling its pioneering role in the Swiss chocolate market.
Our Munz products offer a particularly natural taste sensation because we use absolutely no artificial additives.
We have already come a long way along this path: All Munz (and Minor) chocolate products are 100% natural. And for a few remaining products (e.g. Munz jelly products) we are working hard to ensure that we switch completely to natural flavourings here too.
100% fairtrade cocoa
Munz- and Minor-products can be enjoyed with a clear conscience as they are Max Havelaar Fairtrade certified.
Max Havelaar Fairtrade certification guarantees that our products have been fairly traded. For example, the payment of minimum prices to cocoa farmers and a Fairtrade premium are central elements of the certification. In addition, it is also committed to protecting children from child labour through its standards and the employees of the producer networks on site. Compliance with Fairtrade standards is monitored by the independent organisation FLOCERT.
No palm oil
Munz- and Minor-products are palm-oil-free
The use of palm oil in confectionery is controversial and there are pros and cons around its use. Maestrani has decided to opt for alternatives to palm oil and its Munz and Minor products are therefore palm-oil-free.
100% climate-neutral with MyClimate certification
We protect the climate: All Munz- and Minor-products marked with the All Natural logo are 100% climate-neutral. Naturally, the procurement of raw materials and the production of chocolate give rise to CO2. We offset 100% of the emissions caused throughout the entire value chain. To this end, we have set up the carbon offset project "Efficient Cookers in Peru" with the myClimate organisation. This project aims to reduce CO2 emissions, improve the living conditions of the local population in the long term and protect the Peruvian forests.
We would like to start further initiatives here in the future and further document our offsets.
More sustainable packaging
We are working intensively on making our packaging increasingly sustainable!
It is essential for all our products to be packaged in a particularly high quality. This ensures that they always taste the same and are easy to transport.
If they were for immediate consumption, we could sell our chocolate products without packaging. However, since this is not possible, we will be improving our processes step by step. For example, we are currently reducing the amount of our chocolate bar packaging material by up to 20%. Further packaging optimisation measures will follow.