Getting Candid about Carbon.
At H!P, we have nothing to hide. We’re committed to our sustainable practices and we’re proud to be driving change within the chocolate industry. Over the years, cocoa farming has led to mass deforestation, with farmers often clearing tropical forests to plant new cocoa trees rather than reusing the same land. So, in a bid to create climate-friendly chocolate, the Colombian cocoa used in H!P bars is on the lowest end of the cocoa environmental impact spectrum.
With My Emissions, we calculated our overall carbon footprint, from cradle-to-grave, for our benefit as well as for yours. Working out the emissions produced at every step in the production process enables us to see how we compare to dairy chocolate brands, to clarify the areas where we could improve and to provide you, as conscious consumers, with the information you need to make more informed choices about the products you buy.
The final figure is given as the kilograms of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalents) per kilogram of product (meaning the number of kilograms of carbon dioxide or the equivalent greenhouse gases that are emitted in order to produce a kilogram of chocolate).
My Emissions measured our carbon footprint against that of standard dairy chocolate. We discovered that, per kilogram, our chocolate has a carbon footprint over 50% lower than chocolate made with cow’s milk.
For context, choosing one H!P Chocolate bar instead of an equivalent dairy chocolate bar saves the same emissions as driving 1.35km in a standard car. There’s a reason why we worship at the altar of the Holy Oat.