Sustainable Sourcing

Mondelēz: ‘Ultimately we will source all our cocoa from Cocoa Life'

Cocoa Life program update

Mondelēz: Deadlines on sustainable cocoa are not realistic

By Oliver Nieburg

Mondelēz International plans to eventually source its entire cocoa supply from its Cocoa Life sustainability program, but says setting deadlines won't lead to meaningful impact on the ground.

Cocoa origin labeling enables consumers to avoid chocolate made via child slavery, says the Food Empowerment Project.  But the International Cocoa Initiative warns that boycotts could make things worse.

Food Empowerment Project urges transparency on child slavery

West Africa boycott needed for slave-free chocolate, says consumer group

By Oliver Nieburg

The Food Empowerment Project has called on US chocolate makers to list cocoa country of origin on pack so consumers can avoid brands that use cocoa from West Africa, where it claims unlawful child labor is common.

Cocoa surplus grows and Côte d’Ivoire to surpass the Netherlands as world's largest cocoa grinder

ICCO extends cocoa surplus for 2013/14

By Oliver Nieburg

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) has estimated a larger surplus for the cocoa year just past and has noted an increase in origin grindings.