ConfectioneryNews.com presents a timelined package about the drive towards sustainable cocoa and the elimination of child labour featuring some of the industry’s biggest players.
The EU recently passed a resolution to eradicate the worst forms of child labour in the cocoa sector, calling on the industry to live up to its responsibility and work together to tackle the problem.
Some manufacturers have heeded the call, while others have been accused of dragging their feet.
Seven years after the 2005 target to eliminate the worst forms of child labour in the 2001 Harkin Engel Protocol, the problem still exists.
Can the chocolate industry now work together to tackle the issue and what are the implications if it does nothing?