Zero waste, with a belgian touch!
In the heart of Brussels, in 2015, was born NAO, an initiative that aims to add a 100% organic and packaging-free alternative to the Belgian chocolate market.
A simple chocolate, accessible to all, sold exclusively in bulk, without palm oil, dye or preservative. Simplicity and authenticity for a zero waste greediness!
In 2019, NAO’s team decided to broaden the stakes of its mission, to its scale. Employees want to provide consistent and impactful support, with long-term usefulness. They turn to the NGO ‘S.O.S. Faim’, which supports family farming in Latin America.
This joint work resulted in the launch of a training program for local producers, to help them make the most of their cocoa.
“We are fighting for a chocolate that is respectful of everyone, from the producer to the consumer, to the merchant. ”
Act here and now
The NAO’s team also wants to have an impact on its consumers and expand its action plan in Belgium. In 2019, they financed the planting of a hundred-year-old forest for the Saint-Augustin school in Genval, with the help of ‘Urban Forest’. The idea behind this initiative is to help children understand how a forest works and how much time it needs to grow.
Next to that, NAO is funding zero waste workshops offered by Anne-Michaelle and Sven, founders of ’Mi’ssion Nature’. In this way, they learn how to quickly and easily transition to zero waste.
Their chocolates at The Barn
Thanks to the know-how of their Belgian chocolatier, Jan, who produces their products in an artisanal way, NAO offers excellent black and milk chocolate bars, with and without hazelnuts.
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