Regulation & Safety

What exactly is the role that retailers should play in ensuring the sustainability of cocoa? Was one of the questions asked at the WCF meeting in Berlin. Pic: GettyImages

WCF Partnership Meeting 2019

Can retailers play a role in ending cocoa-related deforestation?

By Anthony Myers

The newly-formed Retailer Cocoa Collaboration strongly supports CFI and the Frameworks for Action as a landmark multi-stakeholder initiative for protecting and restoring forests in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Colombia and other areas. 'Retailers as drivers...

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.

From bean to market: Signup for our free webinar on 'Cocoa sustainability: Selling ethical chocolate online with SDG impact'. Pic: Lewis Rattray

Webinar

Live webinar: How to market ethical chocolate in a growing ecommerce space

By Anthony Myers

CN’s next free webinar, ‘Cocoa sustainability: Selling ethical chocolate online with SDG impact’, takes place on September 12, with guest speakers including: Cathy Pieters, Director of Cocoa Life, Mondelēz International; Ewa Hudson, Director of Insights,...