Our Values

“We live our values every day: mutual respect, diversity, inclusiveness and transparency.”

 

Mutual Respect

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 organiziaion, as a  business, and as human beings.

Our goal is learn from each others experiences, regardless of whether it’s feedback from store associates in Switzerland or in the many countries around the world where we now have Läderach operations

 «I feel the respectful interaction in this company every day. This is the ability to speak and be heard, even if one’s opinion is new or different from the status quo.»

Christina Wu
Marketing Americas

Diversity

Läderach is a lively, innovative company that thrives precisely because of the diversity of the people who strive on a daily basis to make it a successful business.

We cherish our associates from diverse races, nationalities, ages, religions, and sexual orientations. More than half of our management team is female, and we work to promote equal opportunities in the workplace for all associates.

«The CFO Award is a great honor and a distinct confirmation of the path my husband and I chose nearly twenty years ago. Back then we decided to exchange our roles 100%. He is a stay-at home Dad and househusband. I am a 100% working mother. I view this role reversal as a strong key component for my professional success.»

Monika Vasconcelles
Director Finance and "CFO of the Year 2020"

Inclusiveness​

At Läderach, inclusiveness 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.

What ultimate unites us all is the love of the finest chocolate and our values.

Transparency

Transparency is core to how we communicate as a business, and how we source, produce and market our products.

Whether it’s internally or externally, by communicating openly about our actions, needs and acknowledging our vulnerabilities, we can learn from each other and develop further to ensure the highest, freshest quality product.