RainForest Alliance Certification

Cacao Oro’s Path to Rainforest Alliance Certification and Beyond  

In its unwavering quest for excellence and sustainability, Cacao Oro has not only undergone a rigorous audit conducted by Engineer Lidieth López from Mayacert but has also achieved the prestigious Rainforest Alliance Certification. This audit, an in-depth analysis under the stringent criteria of the Rainforest Alliance, scrutinized six key areas, ranging from business management innovation to environmental stewardship. The certification itself, a testament to Cacao Oro’s adherence to high environmental, social, and economic sustainability criteria, underscores the company’s commitment to the global standards of ethical development.  

The certification process entailed a thorough review, confirming Cacao Oro’s compliance with both national and international regulations and reflecting the company’s dedication to practices that benefit the community and the environment. By integrating smart meters, enhancing traceability, and focusing on shared responsibility, Cacao Oro has established a model of operation that not only meets but exceeds the rigorous standards set forth by the Rainforest Alliance.  

Earning this certification signifies more than a mere accolade; it is a declaration of Cacao Oro’s steadfast commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility. This recognition is bolstered by Cacao Oro’s proactive approach to maintaining the certification. Through the implementation of live communication tools for managerial training and regular meetings led by our farm’s General Manager, Cacao Oro ensures that every member of our team is versed in the latest certification criteria and committed to upholding the highest standards of operation.  

Our efforts to maintain the Rainforest Alliance Certification involve a continuous cycle of learning and improvement. The team receives comprehensive updates on the latest revisions of the certification criteria, equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills to comply meticulously with all COdN procedures. This ongoing commitment to excellence ensures that Cacao Oro not only preserves its certification status but also leads by example in the industry. 

By achieving and committing to maintain the Rainforest Alliance Certification, Cacao Oro reaffirms its industry leadership, demonstrating the possibility of balancing a successful business with environmental conservation and social responsibility. This significant milestone not only cements our status as a benchmark in the cocoa sector but also fortifies our dedication to fostering a more sustainable, equitable future.