GODIVA Chocolatier, the global leader in premium chocolate, was founded in Brussels in 1926 by Belgian Chocolatier, Pierre Draps. Today we still remain committed to bringing our premium chocolates to a wider base of consumers by making them more accessible while not compromising on our committment to unparalleled quality and excellence in design.
GODIVA’s focus on democratizing premium chocolate under the leadership of our CEO Nurtac Afridi is driven by our commitment to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy GODIVA wherever and whenever they like. With an established global footprint across more than 100 markets and manufacturing facilities across the world from Brussels, Belgium to Reading, Pennsylvania to Istanbul, Turkey, GODIVA continues to extend its reach through an omnichannel approach, quickly expanding beyond formal gifting towards a guiding ethos of “treat yourself every day."
As we deliver upon our promise of “opening people’s eyes to a more wonderful world,” our customers can expect to find GODIVA in many fine retailers, supermarkets, drug stores, online, and and even brick & mortar locations as well that remain a key part of our global business.
We will evolve our organization to deliver profitable growth by ensuring our premium chocolates are accessible whenever and wherever our global consumers crave them, developing our infrastructure to match our aspirations and support our strategies, empowering our Chocolatiers to perform at their best, and delivering on our promise of "opening people's eyes to a more wonderful world."
ACT AS ONE TEAM
Lady Godiva was a woman of great courage who championed her townspeople against injustice and became a revered heroine known for her great passion, bold spirit, and generosity.
As we follow her example today, our mission at GODIVA is to “help open people's eyes to a more wonderful world." To fulfill that mission, diversity, equity and inclusion are needed to be at the heart of what we do and who we are. We believe that a diverse and inclusive work culture drives engagement, creates long-lasting careers and creates an authentic sense of belonging for all.
This mission will only be possible by collectively engaging our Values and Behaviors:
Act as One Team
As an organization, we will proactively work to build and nurture a culture that ensures every Chocolatier and guest feel that they belong, are valued and heard. We will be transparent and vulnerable as we listen to understand the uniqueness of others. We will work to openly and actively seek unique points of view to foster creative solutions. We will recruit and hire new Chocolatiers without judgement or bias. We will support the organization with tools to personally and professionally grow and develop to support this mission.
Our commitment is to build a culture where the actions we take to be a more diverse and inclusive organization are more than just a moment of response but are part of our movement to open people's eyes to a more wonderful world.
For GODIVA, being a responsible corporate citizen is a way of doing business. It’s a promise we keep with every stakeholder: to take action today for a brighter tomorrow. This commitment to support our communities began back in 1926 when we were founded by Pierre Draps in his humble home-workshop; it has remained at the heart of our brand as we’ve expanded distribution into more than 100 countries across the globe and continue to transform our business. To optimize our impact, and in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we focus our efforts on two key areas: Women’s Empowerment and Sustainability.
Please visit our website for more information about our Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives.