In the place where the cacao was born, there are traces of the laborious hands of the farmers who maintain our exquisite aromas and unique flavors.
At UMAU cacao, we value the effort that each members of this family reflects through stories that contributes to our flavor. We believe that before planting a cacao tree, we cultivate lives and fortify bonds within a community. In this way, we create protective environments that promotes a social and ecological awareness that can allow us to live inspired and in harmony by the flora and fauna of our regions.
STORIES WITH FLAVOR
This is how we protect the environment
We contribute, commit and respect social factors like the formation of social fabric, gender equality (40% of our employees are women) and also the fair payment of farmers and producers of Cacao.
Our priority is to implement a strategy called “Productive Ecosystems” aimed to accomplish the benefits of cacao through centers of post-harvest operations. It is located in different regions of the country in which producers can obtain higher yields from their plantations.
We are part of the Colco project (Colombian Cacao) because we believe in TRANSPARENCY. That’s why, we provide technology that is applied to the entire chain of production obtained with standardized parameters from their crops and its beginnings until it is commercialized.
UMAU cacao has one of the largest plantations in the country and as active managers, we work hard to protect the environment. Also, the Jaguar connection program (“Conexión Jaguar”) helps us to contribute with the plantations of timber trees that supports the ecosystem.
The program developed in collaboration with a business group called ISA (Electrical Interconnection) allows us to rely on its technical partners "South Pole and the Panthera Foundation".
First, South Pole supports us with carbon credits certification project, by sowing the agroforestry system and the recovery of the land soil degraded by cattle breeders. Meanwhile, the Panther Foundation works hard for wildlife conservation by protecting endangered species and monitoring those that have returned to their natural habitat thanks to reforestation of the green corridor such as ocelots, chigüiros, blue-billed curassow and many others. Also, another main goal for the recovery of this ecosystem includes bringing back the jaguar which territory extends from Argentina to Mexico including Magdalena Medio in Colombia.