For us, every person is unique and valuable. Regardless of skin color, gender, heritage, age, religious conviction, sexual orientation, their way of life, their abilities or possible limitations. This is also reflected in our approximately 1,300 employees from over 50 nations, with a wide variety of religious affiliations and lifestyles. What unites us is tolerance, respect and freedom of opinion. They are always at the heart of everything we do. And, of course, the love for fresh Swiss chocolate made from the best raw materials.
Inclusiveness & Freedom of Expression
At Läderach, Inclusiveness and Freedom of Expression is written in capital letters. For us, all people are equal and have the same rights - regardless of ethnic and cultural origin and religious or sexual orientation. Every day we are in contact with the most diverse people. Everyone has their own views, opinions and philosophies of life. And we show the same appreciation and openness to all these people. It does not matter whether the views and opinions are in line with our own or not.
“The hearty welcome here at Läderach fills me with a strong sense of belonging and respect. I believe in my colleagues and our fresh chocolate!”
When we respectfully discuss different opinions and views with each other, we give ourselves the opportunity to enrich the conversation, understand new perspectives, and grow as an organization, as a business, and as human beings. Our goal is learn from each other’s experiences, regardless of whether it’s feedback from store associates in Switzerland or from the many countries around the world where we now have Läderach operations.
«I am a homosexual woman ... and (in Läderach's case) I do not feel like a number, but I feel valued as a person, as a woman.»
«In our company we live a friendly, respectful, decent and mutually respectful way of dealing with each other ... at all levels, exemplified by our bosses.»
«What is important to us: Läderach is just as interested in a fair price as we are in our well-being as cocoa farmers.»