Our Sustainability

Long before Charley’s, we wanted our business to be sustainable and environmentally and socially responsible. So, we planned Charley’s to be sustainable from its inception. 

The journey to the consumer opening a bar of chocolate is a long one. With Charley’s in control of the entire process, consumers can be assured that best practice is adhered to at every step.
Cocoa seed to chocolate bar journey

We have given careful thought to researching, refining and implementing sustainable strategies, namely:

-Waste minimisation
-Resource allocation / optimisation
-Chemical use avoidance or safe chemical use where required
-Input reuse & recycling
-Staff training
-Ingredient sourcing consideration of food miles
-Packaging sustainabilitys

Packaging is a particular hot button for Charley’s shareholders and customers. Here’s the Charley’s packaging information that comes with every order:

Charley’s packaging and our environmental impact

As a cocoa tree to chocolate bar and cocoa bean to chocolate bar producer, we care very much about the planet and our community. We aim for the highest level of environmentally friendly packaging and to deliver your order safely, without damage or breakage and without melting.

Polystyrene box

Our Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) does not involve ozone depleting CFS’s and CFC’s. EPS is recyclable. Some councils provide a recycling scheme specifically for polystyrene.  These boxes are great for kids’ lunches, picnics, day trips and perfect for keeping icy poles frozen on a hot day!

Zip lock bags

You can reuse these as freezer bags.

Small ice packs
To re-use, put in water then freeze and use them again and again. The packs contain a totally biodegradable, non toxic gel polymer.


Single origin chocolate is wrapped in paper sourced from sustainably managed plantations and recyclable foil. The Chocolate Plus bars come in a see-though BOPP cello wrapper. BOPP stands for biaxially-oriented polypropylene. The biodegradability and non-toxic nature of this film makes it one of the best eco-friendly films and most importantly it is also recyclable.