Moo Free named Most Ethical Dairy Free Manufacturer
Moo Free has been named “Most Ethical Dairy Free Manufacturer” at the 4th annual Food & Drink Awards hosted by LUXlife.
The family owned, UK based free-from manufacturer, which was founded in 2010 by husband and wife team Mike and Andrea Jessop, scooped the award in recognition of its hard work in ensuring all aspects of the business are based on the highest ethical standards.
All of the organisation’s chocolates are organically certified and vegan certified meaning that you can be sure that no animals were harmed during the manufacturing process. Each product is made using natural, high quality ingredients including single origin, organic cocoa mass from plantations in the Dominican Republic.
What’s more, Moo Free’s factories send zero waste to landfill and none of its chocolates are made using any animal derived products. And because all of the company’s chocolates are made from raw ingredients in its own free-from factories, they are 100% dairy free, gluten free and soya free.
Moo Free believes that everyone should be treated equally and this is reflected in its work force. Men and women are paid equally, relative to their role and skill level, while the organisation works with several charities to provide employment for people who have difficulties finding a job and as a result around 20% of its workforce is autistic.
This was one of Mike and Andrea’s key motivations when they founded Moo Free and their goal moving forward is to set up a charity to help support children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and their parents. These children often desperately need a diagnosis in order to receive the educational and emotional support they deserve, while their parents often need support, advice and a shoulder to lean on.
Mike and Andrea said:
We would like to thank all of our amazing staff and everyone who works with us that helps us to maintain our high ethical standards. A big thank you must also go to our wonderful customers and supporters, we couldn’t do it without you! When our customers buy our chocolates they are making a difference to so many lives. It enables us to help support and employ lots of wonderful people, many with ASD, in an area where opportunities are limited.
In addition to all of the above, Moo Free is one of the chocolate brands recommended by Food Empowerment Project’s Chocolate List. This list helps consumers locate companies not sourcing their chocolate from child labour and unfair working conditions.