All major confectioners have committed to sourcing ingredients such as cocoa, palm oil and sugar from sustainable sources to avert supply crises, protect the environment and to avoid unlawful child labor. Follow progress towards these goals here.
Futures exchange company CME Group has made a “strong commitment” in the cocoa market and plans a new contract to rival the IntercontinentalExchange Group (ICE).
Fairtrade certified cocoa farmers spend 36% of their premiums on increasing productivity and cocoa quality – far above Fairtrade International’s suggested 25% minimum, a report from the organization reveals.
The executive director of the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) has rejected suggestions that chocolate could become an expensive luxury in the face of a global cocoa deficit.
Relive highlights from the World Cocoa Conference 2014 in Amsterdam and discover what chocolate companies, NGOs, cocoa farmers, traders and analysts are saying about cocoa sustainability.
The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) has estimated a cocoa surplus for the current crop year, but said the market would return to a small deficit next year.
Fair Trade USA and UTZ Certified are piloting a collaborative cocoa certification scheme that they say will reduce costs for farmers looking to get dual certification.
Mondelēz International has allowed Harvard University to measure the impact of its Cocoa Life sustainability program.
Manufacturers can increase the price of chocolate without fear of putting off consumers thus ensuring cocoa farmers are fairly paid, according to executive director of the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO).
A dozen of the world's biggest confectioners have signed up to the World Cocoa Foundation’s CocoaAction - something the organisation says will join the dots of existing sustainability programmes. ...
ConfectioneryNews will be bringing you the latest on cocoa sustainability from the World Cocoa Conference 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, this week.
Food businesses and consumers don’t understand the impact emerging economies could face if pressure to source 100% sustainable palm oil builds too quickly, Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) sustainable development manager...
Food manufacturers don’t understand the urgency of sustainability and need to act faster, but also communicate actions better with consumers, says the president of global NGO Food Tank.
International industry and NGO's have gathered in London to discuss key issues in traceability and how new labelling rules will impact the quest for sustainable palm oil in Europe and...
Ivory Coast-based, CKG Group Holding is to expand its chocolate operations into Oman in a joint venture with the ‘Sultanate’.
Judges of the 2014 Most Innovative New Product Awards sorted through nearly 300 tasty treats to come up with the products they deem the best of the best.
Certifiers UTZ says a redraft of its code of conduct focuses on ‘prevention’ and monitoring of child labor on farms as well as including new measures around climate change.
Agri-giant Olam International has announced plans to invest $61m in a new cocoa-processing plant in Indonesia, its first in the region.
Swiss business developer and Indonesian government signs Cargill Cocoa Promise, just as the firm announces initial cocoa processing tests at its first Asian plant in East Java.
Chocolate could become a small and expensive niche product unless we all do more to help cocoa farmers escape poverty, writes UTZ Certified executive director Han De Groot.
UTZ Certified has begun a three-year initiative to develop a certified sustainable hazelnut supply in Turkey, which accounts for 70% of global production.
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Mars follows in Cadbury footsteps as it looks to source cocoa from India, a crop that still only accounts for a tiny fraction of world production.
Chocolate makers may struggle to guarantee their entire cocoa supply comes from a sustainable source by 2020 targets, according to auditing service Intertek.
Italian confectioner Ferrero has agreed to purchase 20,000 MT of certified cocoa over 3 years under Fairtrade International’s new Cocoa Program.
A US court has refused to dismiss a civil case against Hershey alleging complicity in illegal child labor and human trafficking on cocoa farms in West Africa.