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Industry cocoa sustainability efforts take center stage at WCF meeting

By Oliver Nieburg

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Denmark hosts World Cocoa Foundation meeting
Denmark hosts World Cocoa Foundation meeting

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The chocolate industry’s biggest players will discuss how to move forward on cocoa sustainability at the World Cocoa Foundation’s meeting in Copenhagen next week. ConfectioneryNews will be there to bring you the latest.

WCF’s 26th​ Partnership Meeting & Cocoa Sustainability Trade Fair takes place between October 15-16 at the Confederation of Danish Industry in Copenhagen.

Representatives from Mars, Barry Callebaut and Mondelez will be among the 300 attendees at the 2-day event.

Partnership meeting

Day one of the Partnership Meeting includes discussions on defining sustainability, harmonizing standards and the future of certification. Speakers include Howard-Yana Shapiro, chief agricultural officer at Mars and Barry Callebaut’s vice president of cocoa sustainability Nicko Debenham.

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If you are at the conference and have something to share, please don’t hesitate to email ConfectioneryNews’ Oliver Nieburg at byvire.avrohet@jeoz.pbz​    

The second day explores collective industry action through the WCF’s CocoaAction​ program and how progress can be measured. There will also be perspectives from others in cocoa value chain such as farmers, NGOs and retailers.

The full meeting agenda is available HERE.

Trade Fair

The event also features a cocoa sustainability trade fair with exhibitors such as Cargill, Toms and the International Cocoa Initiative.

ConfectioneryNews will be bringing you live updates on the website and via Facebook​, Twitter​ and LinkedIn​. Click the hyperlinks to follow us. The twitter hashtag for the event is #WCFPM​.

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