Regulation & Safety

Tim McCoy from the WCF talks with Joseph Boahen Aidoo (Ghana Cocoa Board) and Yves Brahima Koné (Le Conseil du Café Cacao) about the Abidjan Declaration. Pic: WCF

WCF Partnership Meeting 2019

Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire drop threat of cocoa sustainability ban

By Anthony Myers

Two countries say they ‘reaffirm commitment to eradicating child labor and deforestation in cocoa and will collaborate with all stakeholders to promote and sustain the cocoa industry,’ after meeting with execs at WCF Partnership Meeting in Berlin.

'We're trying to get that data that doesn't exist into the cloud through whatever means necessary,' said Sourcemap founder Leonardo Bonanni. Pic; GettyImages

WCF Partnership Meeting 2019

Is blockchain the answer for sustainability in the cocoa sector?

By Anthony Myers

In light of the The Washington Post article this week that found ‘alarming’ problems with Utz’s auditing processes, a timely session at the WCF Partnership Meeting on blockchain looks at how it can help with supply chain certification – but is the industry...

Ethical Dutch brand Tony’s Chocolonely backs cocoa growers in their demands for a living income to farmers. Pic: ConfectioneryNews

Sustainability

Tony’s Chocolonely backs cocoa growers in row with chocolate makers

By Anthony Myers

Following our article on 14 October stating that Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have announced that they are frustrated with the slow uptake from makers to pay a living income to its farmers, ethical Dutch chocolate brand Tony’s Chocolonely said it agrees with...

Business is progressively acknowledging how deeply reliant it is on the planet’s biodiversity.

Dairy companies among biodiversity pledge coalition

By Jim Cornall

Nineteen companies and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), have launched a new initiative to protect and restore biodiversity within their supply chains and product portfolios.