Uncommon Cacao is a women-led radically transparent supply chain sourcing high quality cocoa beans for chocolate makers globally.
Stone said Uncommon Cacao represents a new ethical and commercial vision for global cocoa trading. The organization, founded in Belize in 2010, works with almost 4,000 farmers at 13 cocoa origins across seven different countries, and it supplies cocoa to over 200 craft and premium chocolate makers globally.
Through its ‘Transparent Trade’ system, Uncommon Cacao looks to improved quality, long-term partnerships and higher prices paid to farmers by creating accountability for all stakeholders along the supply chain around pricing and margins.
One of its main focuses is to shift the power dynamic of a traditional supply chain hierarchy of cacao farmers as price takers so they are better equipped to negotiate their own pricing. It also seeks to ‘’enable consumers and chocolate makers alike to see real data and connect the dots between farmers, intermediaries and manufacturers’’.
In our interview, Stone explains how Uncommon Cacao creates stability, trust, and transparency across the cocoa supply chain. Take a listen.
- Further reading: Uncommon Cacao's Transparency Report