Confectionery giant Mondelēz International has been urged to sever its links with the “biggest and dirtiest palm oil trader in the world” in a protest staged outside its UK headquarters on Monday (19 November).
Cathy Pieters says Mondelēz’s Cocoa Life Brazil and the WCF’s CocoaAction Brazil will work together by securing extra financing and government influence, while improving welfare of workers on the country’s farms.
US appeals court for the ninth circuit has allowed a child slavery-related lawsuit against Nestlé and Cargill to proceed, and the human rights advocate group that filed the suit warned more chocolate companies, including Mars, will be its next targets.
Announcement made at WCF conference in Sao Paulo. Cocoa Life will bring economic and social development for Brazilian cocoa farmers and their families while reforesting degraded land in the Amazon rainforest.