Our Culture

"United and passionately committed to excellence"

 

Thanks to the talent of the men and women who work at Valrhona, our company has enjoyed constant, sustained growth: we are now approaching a milestone of 1,000 employees. At Valrhona, chocolate is not truly extraordinary unless it brings happiness to all, including to those who work with it every day. This is why it is essential to maintain their involvement, develop their talents, their autonomy and their entrepreneurial spirit, so that they can continue to be "united and passionately committed to excellence."

Our values: Passion, Commitment, Excellence

Shared by all of our employees, these values are anchored in the company's DNA and concretely reflect the spirit of the brand.

PASSION
Our passion manifests in love for our business and for chocolate. This passion is the source of creation for our company, and we wish to live it out together, pass it on to others and help it endure. We accomplish this through L'Ecole Valrhona, the Fondation, the Cité du Chocolat, as well as through all of our teams around the world.

COMMITMENT
We are committed to working to promote the success of our company with respect for mankind and our resources through all of our actions. This daily commitment enables us to produce the most incredible chocolates to meet the needs of our customers, as well as promote international gastronomy.

EXCELLENCE
The pursuit for excellence compels us to hold ourselves to the highest standards, as well as attain top quality in our work and performance. Perfection, a culture for taste and creativity guide each of our actions in order to delight all of our customers, professionals and gourmets from all over the world.

 

 

Responsible Management

Our "corporate freedom" policy, which we launched in 2014, aims to give more meaning and responsibility to our employees so that they can reach their full potential as they perform their duties. With an invitation to share their personal and collective initiatives, our employees each contribute their own unique ideas.

In parallel, the strong development of our CSR policy, which involves all of our stakeholders, strengthens our employees' pride. Keen to nurture this valuable bond between all players in the cocoa industry, we are inviting our employees to help write our vision for 2025.

Since 2010, Valrhona has ranked in the top 15 Great Places To Work© among French companies with more than 500 employees. This result is the fruit of a strong strategic approach that supports wellness and quality of life at work, which has been in operation for many years.

An HR Vision focused on people

Our goal: To develop and maintain the talent, well-being, commitment and autonomy of each of our employees.

This vision takes the form of 5 major challenges that fuel our HR policy: 

• The Free Company and Vision approaches
• CSR
• Digital revolution
• The commitment of our employees, their well-being and their quality of life at work
• The international development of the company