Chocolate makers
Whittakers have been making chocolate in New Zealand since 1896.


Owned NZL
Rating C
About the Ratings
J.H. Whittaker & Sons, Ltd

Company Assessment

J.H. Whittaker & Sons, Ltd
Some, but not necessarily all, of this company's chocolate products are palm oil free. For more details, follow the link to see Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia's list of products which manufacturers have told them are palm oil free or contain segregated certified sustainable palm oil.
This company sells Fairtrade Certified chocolate. However this only represents a fraction of their total chocolate sales.
This company is a member of the Cocoa & Forests Initiative, demonstrating a commitment to no further conversion of any forest land for cocoa production in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. On March 2019, thirty-three company signatories, accounting for about 85% of global cocoa usage, released detailed individual action plans. The action plans focus on forest protection and restoration, sustainable cocoa production and farmers' livelihoods, and community engagement and social inclusion.
This company is a member of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), an international membership organization representing more than 100 member companies across the cocoa value chain. WCF is committed to creating a sustainable cocoa economy through economic & social development and environmental stewardship in cocoa-growing communities.
Be Slavery Free's 2024 Chocolate Scorecard rates all the major chocolate companies on their labour and environmental policies and practices. Companies were asked questions in six areas: traceability and transparency; living income; child labor; deforestation and climate; agroforestry; and pesticides. This company received a yellow rating: "Progressing in policy and practice."

Company Details

Family-owned private company

Contact Details

Porirua, New Zealand

Products / Brands

Dark Ghana Chocolate
Peanut Slab Chocolate
Whittakers Chocolate
★ some products certified Fairtrade