Maltesers are now Fairtrade certified. The move is part of brand owner Mars Chocolate’s commitment to source its entire supply of cocoa from sustainable sources by 2020.

Fairtrade is working with 10s of thousands of cocoa farmers in West Africa and the latest agreement with Maltesers is expected to increase total retail value of UK Fairtrade product sales by 10% year-on-year.

Last month Mars announced that it has met its goal of purchasing 10% of its total cocoa supply as certified sustainable and this year it will exceed its original target of 20%, making it the largest user of certified cocoa in the world.

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