DID YOU KNOW boys as young as 10 yrs old, in Cote D'Ivoire, are trafficked from neighbouring countries to pick and harvest Cocoa beans?

We think all chocolate companies have a responsibility to seriously address the key issues that contribute to children being trafficked to work on cocoa farms and prevent the physical, emotional and sexual abuse these children are subjected to. Large global chocolate companies hold a lot of power within the industry, much more so than the cocoa farmers, workers and co-ops on the ground in places like Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa where they grow a large proportion of the world’s cocoa.

We are campaigning for the big global chocolate companies, to use their influence for positive change and ensure they are contributing to a sustainable industry that doesn’t rely on exploitation, harm and violence towards children.

Read more about STOP THE TRAFFIK's chocolate box, which is used to rate chocolate companies on their progress in Programs and Certification removing human trafficking from their supply chains.

Smallholders and their workers harvest more than 90% of the global cocoa production.
West Africa is the source of more than 90% of cocoa consumed in Europe.
In 2013/14, 2.03 million children were found in hazardous work in cocoa production in both [Cote d’lvoire & Ghana] combined.
— Tulane University
(In 2013/14 ) The numbers of children working in cocoa production, doing child labor in cocoa production, and doing hazardous work in cocoa production grew by 59%, 48%, and 46% respectively.
— Tulane University

YOU CAN take ACTION immediately to help #stopthetraffik with #TRAFFIKfreechocolate



Buy certified chocolate

When buying chocolate look for one of these certification labels. Their stamp means they have better conditions for workers and the risk of child trafficking into that cocoa farm has been reduced.



SenD A postcard
to Mondelez

Mondelez International are the largest chocolate company in the world (they own Cadbury, Milka and Toblerone brands). They have an opportunity to influence a vast number of cocoa farmers and take actions to eradicate the use of trafficked child labour from the cocoa supply chain.



Get a pack of postcards to sign and take into your local supermarket to either ask for them to stock more #traffikfree chocolate products for next Easter, to thank them for the #traffikfree stock they ordered this year, or ask Mondelez why they haven't stocked their certified Dairy Milk Egg this year for Easter.


Ask Darrell Lea to use cocoa that is independently certified, not involved in human trafficking or slave labour in all chocolate products as soon as possible. Tell them you will give preference to purchasing chocolate that is certified to be free of trafficked labour.




To understand more about the chocolate industry and find out what we're asking chocolate companies to do and why read the following reports.



Host a Chocolate Fondue party and raise awareness amongst your friends and community and raise some money for STOP THE TRAFFIK in the process. Download our organiser’s pack here.