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A Brazilian court has found 'unlawful' working conditions in Cargill's cocoa supply chain. Pic: Cargill

Sustainabilty

Cargill accused of child labour practices on Brazilian cocoa farms

By Anthony Myers

Cargill, one of the world’s largest cocoa suppliers, has been ordered by a Brazilian court to pay 600,000 reais ($120,185) as indemnity for allegedly buying cocoa from farms where child labour or forced work has been identified.

Cargill’s Cocoa Promise – 10 years on, what lessons have been learned?

Is sustainability under threat?

Cargill’s Cocoa Promise – 10 years on, what lessons have been learned?

By Anthony Myers

Cargill’s commitment to cocoa sustainability stretches back to 2000, when it began offering seminars to cocoa farmers. Kate Clancy has been with Cargill and working in sustainability since 2011, taking up her recent position of Group Sustainability Director,...

Single origin, sustainable cocoa is becoming more in demand. Pic: Cargill

Single origin cocoa: consumer trends

Why single origin cocoa is so important

By Anthony Myers

As interest in cocoa sustainability intensifies among EMEA consumers, two studies highlight why bean-to-bar authenticity is on the rise.

Pic: Cargill

R&D

Cargill opens House of Chocolate at its Mouscron site

By Anthony Myers

Cargill has unveiled its new 6,200-square-metre House of Chocolate at its Mouscron site in Belgium, which will include a state-of-the-art chocolate experience centre, a unique pilot plant with sensory expertise, and creative workspace for the company’s...

There's a humanitarian crisis growing in both Ukraine and Russia. Pic: GettyImages/Nastco

The cost of war on the food front

By Gill Hyslop

The list of companies shutting operations in Russia grows daily, however, dozens remain to help out with a different, but no less severe, humanitarian crisis.

Chocolate consumption on the rise, survey finds

Chocolate consumption on the rise, survey finds

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Viewed as the antidote to a tough day, chocolate was the indulgence of choice for one-third of US grocery shoppers during the pandemic, according to a survey from Cargill's North American Cocoa & Chocolate team, which uncovered the primary purchase...

Alvin Lee. Pic Cargill

In brief

CAA appoints Cargill director as new chairman

By Anthony Myers

The Cocoa Association of Asia (CAA) has announced it has elected Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate’s Commercial Director for Asia-Pacific, Alvin Lee, as the new chairman of the Association for the next two years, with immediate effect.

Cargill's annual report highlights the company's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pic: Cargill

Reporting

Cargill annual report: ‘A year like no other’

By Anthony Myers

Global agri-food company’s annual report highlights team members’ agility and perseverance while helping customers and communities navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Harold Poelma. Pic: Cargill

Appointments

Cargill’s Poelma elected as new ECA chairman

By Anthony Myers

The European Cocoa Association (ECA) has announced Cargill president of Cocoa & Chocolate, Harold Poelma, as the new chairman of the Association for the next two years, effective immediately.

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