Sustainable Seattle, an organization focused on the “long-term health and sustainability of Seattle and the surrounding Puget Sound region” recently recognized individuals, businesses, and community partners who are “raising the bar” as leaders in sustainability. Fremont’s own Theo Chocolate, you can often catch a whiff of their pungent production from as far away as Wallingford, was recognized in this group.
The Sustainable Leadership Awards have been presented since 2001 in a variety of categories. Candidates are nominated by members of the community, all those that meet the basic criteria will be considered by judges who are also community members.
Theo was one of three businesses that received awards this year. The other recipients included Landis+Gyr, the “Significant Newcomer” and Seattle Steam Co. the “Creative Solution.” Sustainable Seattle recognized Theo as “Setting an Example” specifically for “modeling leadership through emphasizing education and transparency.”
This adds to the ever growing list of awards Theo Chocolate has received both for their tasty treats as well as their unique business practices. Find out more about Theo’s mission here. Perhaps the next time you catch a whiff of chocolate in the making it will smell extra good knowing they do things differently.
Other fun Theo things:
Care to drool over some non-candy confections? Check out Theo’s blog!
In the neighborhood? Grab a chocolate bar right at the source! You can visit Theo’s Factory Store Monday-Sunday 10am-6pm, after hours you can still get your Theo fix at the Fremont PCC.
Haven’t taken the tour? You probably need to don a hairnet and play tourist for the day. Factory tour information can be found here.