SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY

Cocoa Life is a long-term cocoa sustainability programme that aims to create a strong supply chain while transforming the lives and livelihoods of farmers and their communities. Cocoa Life aims to reach 200,000 cocoa farmers over a ten-year period.

Cocoa Life has five key focus areas: Farming; Community; Livelihoods; Youth; and Environment.

At present the Cocoa Life programme supplies 21% of their cocoa beans. Their ultimate goal is to source 100% of their cocoa beans sustainably.

In 2017, Cocoa Life will start supplying the cocoa for all Cadbury products in the UK and Ireland, which will start to bear the Cocoa Life label from May onwards.

SUCCESSES

1. Putting farmers first. Listening to what they want to happen in their communities.

2. Investing in community development to tackle the root causes of child labour and human trafficking.

3. Commissioned an external report on the child labour and human trafficking situation in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana with recommendations for Mondelēz

 

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LIMITATIONS

1. Only just introducing Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation Systems. Their aim is to have them fully functional across Ghana by the end of 2017 and will start implementing them in Côte d’Ivoire in 2017.

2. No projected date for achieving 100% sustainability.

3. Given the relatively recent implementation of Cocoa Life, its level of impact is still to be seen.

 

For more information on Cocoa Life see the full report at: www.stopthetraffik.com.au/chocreport/