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Natural · Honest

The HUG family promise

«natural and honest» by conviction : for a just and viable world, worth living in.

The HUG family promise “natural and honest” is the sustainable basis for our business activities. We want to ensure the long-term development of a total of seven areas of activity that reflect the sustainability efforts of the entire company. To do so requires that we constantly make improvements and further develop and deepen our culture of sustainability in every area of activity.

Subsequently, and in line with the HUG family motto, we intend to reduce the environmental footprint of our business activities in the long term.

In everything we do, we communicate our sustainability efforts actively, honestly and credibly both internally and externally – even with critical issues.

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  • Swiss wheat & spelt
    We bake our tasty crackers using flour that is at least 90% pure Swiss; only if there are fluctuations in the harvest and to ensure a constant level of quality do we use flour of a different origin. 
  • Swiss rapeseed oil
    Wherever possible, we use Swiss rapeseed oil - which from a nutritional physiology perspective is the healthiest cooking oil - for the DAR-VIDA crackers.

  • Palm oil from sustainable cultivation
    If for technological reasons we cannot use rapeseed oil in our DAR-VIDA recipes but instead need a vegetable fat that is solid at room temperature, we use sustainably grown palm oil. We only use 100% certified segregated palm oil. Criteria such as no logging, no peat cutting and no social exploitation are met as well.
  • Cocoa and hazelnuts from sustainable production
    In order to promote the production of sustainable cocoa and hazelnuts, we only use raw materials that contain cocoa (chocolate, cocoa powder, etc.) and almost exclusively only hazelnuts that have been grown according to the UTZ criteria in our production. In 2018, UTZ and the Rainforest Alliance merged in order to create a better future for humans and nature. Just like the UTZ label, the Rainforest Alliance seal stands for farmers and companies that are continuously working towards a world in which humans and nature thrive together in harmony.
  • A minimum of food additives
    For our crackers, we only use the minimum of food additives required for baking.
  • No preservatives
    We do without any kind of preservatives. The DAR-VIDA crackers are preserved by purely physical processes such as baking, drying or roasting.
  • No artificial flavourings
    We do without the use of artificial flavourings entirely and make sure that our DAR-VIDA products have an authentic and subtle taste thanks to the natural raw materials. 
  • No raw materials from genetically modified plants
    Only raw materials that do not come from genetically modified plants are processed in our crackers. 
  • Eggs from free-range production
    Currently, no DAR-VIDA recipe contains eggs. If this should change, eggs from free-range production will be used. 

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