GrandSur

In 2016 we ventured into the cocoa export business, making our first export at the beginning of 2017. Since then we have been characterized not only by highlighting the importance of the farmer in the value chain guaranteeing fair prices as compensation for their work, but also optimizing time and resources in the export of high quality beans. This has led us to become in a short time in one of the most important exporters of cocoa in Ecuador.

Our Philosophy

We apply high ethical standards, protecting the environment, striving for operational excellence, exceeding customer expectations. For us, the most challenging issues are environmental protection and sustainable cocoa production without the use of child labor, promoting gender equality, caring for the health and economic well-being of farmers.


Mission

To provide high quality cocoa beans to our customers, supporting the sustainable growth of our suppliers, giving them the highest possible strategic value, complying with food safety policies, ethical practices and social responsibility.

We are a company with social and environmental principles and values, guaranteeing high quality raw material for our customers.

Vision

To be a leader in the export of cocoa beans and its derivatives, becoming the main strategic partner to supply raw material of the best quality to the world market, being recognized for providing customers with good value for money and advice.

Our Values
  • Competitiveness and innovation
  • Punctuality, dedication and hard work
  • Clear and honest communication
  • Recognition and reward for work
  • Integrity, accountability and transparency
  • Respect for the rights of all personnel
  • Equal opportunities and non-discrimination


Social Responsability

We know how important social responsibility is to our sustainability program, so we maintain a strict sense of vigilance in terms of prevention and elimination of child labor by promoting schooling. At the same time, we include appropriate measurements to provide an adequate and responsible work environment that respects the regulations of the context in which our activity is developed. Likewise, high industrial safety standards are part of our processes to provide safety and health to our workers.


Children’s Schooling

GrandSur promote schooling for the children of our strategic partners (farms) and not to allow child labor (under 18 years of age). A key element of the plan is to persuade parents to support the education of girls and boys and to recognize the future benefits that their training in technology and other fields will bring.

Labor Vulnerability Referral

GrandSur is strongly opposed to precariousness in the work environment; we seek to encourage our suppliers to maintain a good working environment free of overwork, discrimination, harassment and exploitation.



Equal Opportunity

GrandSur promotes compliance with fundamental principles and rights at work, with opportunities for true gender equality, strengthening social dialogue and improving job security.

Health and Safety

We highly value the environment and the safety of the people who are part of the value chain of our product. We try at all times to minimize risks by carrying out activities that prevent accidents and checking that they can attend accidents and in turn attending any type of emergencies that may arise, with first aid equipment and first aid kits, annual medical checkups, warning signs, among others.


Cocoa bean drying and storage plant
Mazorca de cacao
Sustainable cocoa plantation for chocolate production
GrandSur, South American cocoa bean exporter
Cocoa CCN-51 rich in aroma and flavor
Ecuadorian cocoa beans
Warehouse of cocoa beans for export
Purchase and Sale of cocoa guayaquil virgen de fatima
Cocoa bean collection center
Working group for cocoa bean exports
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Cocoa contributes to cognitive function

Cocoa is a food rich in polyphenols that have positive effects on health, contributing to the body in the form of antioxidants, helping to prevent degenerative diseases. Studies indicate that continuous consumption of natural cocoa can help cognitive function in children and young adults. It also contains flavonoids, which aid in the absorption of vitamin […]

Women and their gender role in cocoa production
Women and their gender role in cocoa production

Within the agricultural systems that are developed worldwide, the social relations between men and women are a determining factor that shapes the current agricultural structure. These relationships, which are based on socially constructed roles, are being affected by the liberalization of markets and sustainability policies, giving women greater participation in the entire export-oriented agricultural production […]

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Fauna that can be seen in cocoa plantations

Within the cocoa plantations, due to the adjacent forests, it is likely to encounter several animal species. Some examples are the giant anteater, armadillos, cuchuchos, sloths, guantas, ocelots and hummingbirds. There are also records of endangered species, such as the howler monkey (Alouatta palliata), a primate that feeds on leaves and fruits from wild trees […]