Brinkers: a fair company

Apart from leading the way in organic chocolate spreads, Brinkers Food B.V. is also a company providing a pleasant, social and safe working environment for its employees, as is confirmed by our SEDEX membership and SMETA pillar 2 certification.

Also in our own community, the region of Twente in the Eastern part of the Netherlands, we create a positive impact by sourcing services regionally to support small enterprises and by donations to charities feeding the underprivileged.

By purchasing Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified materials for most of our Brinkers Food B.V. chocolate spreads brands, we ensure a fair pay for farmers in developing countries.

Re-forestation in Bolivia

Brinkers Food B.V. is committed to a significant environmental target: reducing our direct (scope 1 and scope 2) CO2 emissions by 75% by 2030 (<6.5t) compared to our 2020 levels (25t). This goal is particularly challenging given the major strides we have already made, such as our transition to renewable energy back in 2016. Nonetheless, it underscores our dedication to continual improvement in our environmental impact.

In the interim, we will achieve carbon neutrality by offsetting our emissions. This balanced strategy allows us to contribute positively to the environment while we work towards our long-term reduction goals in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. In 2023 Brinkers Food B.V. offset 216t CO2 through a re-forestation program in Bolivia.

Our efforts to Scope 3 emissions will be further expanded next to existing initiatives such as recycling label liner and detailed emissions analysis for our “So Vegan So Fine” and “La Vida Vegan” spreads. These actions are crucial in identifying and mitigating the broader environmental impacts of our products.

Vegan, organic
and premium

We care for our environment

As we all know, global warming and declining biodiversity are two of the great challenges of the 21st century. At Brinkers Food B.V., we continue to reduce our impact on the environment by amongst others:

  • 100% green energy
  • implementing energy efficiencies in our premises
  • improving waste separation by using recyclable packaging where possible, such as for example easy removable labels
  • further improving internal waste separation

Sustainably sourced raw materials

In 2020, almost all of our chocolate spreads brands contain sustainably sourced raw materials. Through adapting our product portfolio by increasing the output of organic, vegan and palm-oil free products we aim to reach 100% sustainably sourced raw materials. By continuing to do so, we will limit our impact on global warming, improve animal wellness and slow down deforestation.


Strengthening our co-operation with our customers and suppliers

Through close co-operations with our customers and suppliers, we will be able to reduce food-waste. At the same time, we will further improve the quality of our wide range of chocolate spreads by for example replacing sugars with other, natural sweeteners. These standards make Brinkers Food B.V. a reliable, futureproof and trusted partner, creating high quality products and long term relationships with both our customers and our suppliers.