Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC) is celebrating 30 years in 2023 by announcing 30 donations to empowering organizations that protect our species, habitats and humanity. Since 1993, the premium chocolate brand has responsibly sourced ingredients, supported fair trade, prioritized sustainability and given forward 10 percent of annual net profits to conservation efforts all around the globe.
“For three decades we have been ‘doing good better’ by crafting premium chocolate and working with meaningful partners to create a positive impact on the world around us,” says Curt Vander Meer, chief executive officer of Endangered Species Chocolate. “To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we wanted to amplify our efforts by announcing additional donations to our charity partners to help further their impressive efforts.”
Throughout 2023, ESC will provide monetary donations to charities including SEE Turtles, One Tree Planted and Saving The Blue. In the past it has donated to Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund, Xerces Foundation and See Turtles to create relationships with organizations that align with their mission of protecting habitats and humanity.
“Support from Endangered Species Chocolate has been critical to our efforts to save sea turtles around the world, without their funding, our organization would not exist,” says Brad Nahill, the president and co-founder of SEE Turtles. “Their support has helped us to support important turtle nesting beaches, address the illegal tortoiseshell trade, reduce plastic on sea turtle beaches, and much more.”
“We are thrilled to be one of the 30 organizations ESC will be giving to this year as part of their 30th Anniversary. Their donation will go towards our Caribbean Reef Shark project which we started in 2022 to better understand their movement ecology and role within coral reef ecosystems,” says Annie Guttridge, president of Saving the Blue. “We are grateful for organizations like ESC that understand the importance of giving back.”