Copy
Share
Tweet
Share
Forward

Your Chocolate Can Help Save the Planet.
Here's How

When there is something wrong in the forest, there is something wrong in society. – Zimbabwe proverb

New solutions are needed to preserve and restore forests. This is why the global cocoa and chocolate industry joined forces with the governments of Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana in the Cocoa & Forests Initiative. Signatories are disclosing this month detailed action plans, reaching a milestone in strengthening transparency and accountability.

Learn more in this World Economic Forum blog post by WCF President Rick Scobey.

Read More
Share
Tweet
Forward

Cocoa Farmers, at the Heart of the Fight Against Climate Change

Hear from Francis Oko Lankwei of Otwi Bedidua in Ghana on the climate challenges he faces on his cocoa farm and why he thinks deforestation is a threat to his livelihood in this video.

Watch More
Share
Tweet
Forward

Keeping an Eye on Cocoa: Satellite Monitoring Provides Key Support on No Deforestation Commitments


Satellite-based systems are necessary to enable deforestation monitoring and real-time alerts for governments and companies. Learn more in World Resources Institute Research Analyst Caroline Winchester's blog post.
Read More
Share
Tweet
Forward

Retailers Collaborate to End Cocoa-related Deforestation


One of the most powerful aspects of the Cocoa & Forests Initiative is its ability to bring to the table all the stakeholders who have a role to play to end deforestation, including retailers. Hear from Rachel Munns, Responsible Sourcing Manager at Tesco, and a driving force behind the Retailer Cocoa Collaboration, about their collective engagement in her blog post.
 
Read More
Share
Tweet
Forward

Join Us: WCF #IntlForestDay Twitter Chat


Join WCF and Cocoa & Forests Initiative companies and partner organizations for the 2nd annual @WorldCocoa #IntlForestDay Twitter Chat on Wednesday, March 20 at 10:00 EDT. Take part in a conversation to end deforestation and promote forest restoration in the cocoa supply chain in anticipation of the UN Day of Forests.

To add your voice to the chat, simply visit http://twitter.com/worldcocoa (@WorldCocoa) at 10:00 EDT on March 20. WCF will pose six questions on cocoa and forests throughout an hour-long period, where individuals, organizations, and companies are invited to respond using #IntlForestDay #CFIAction.
Join Us
Share
Tweet
Forward
Focus on Cocoa & Forests Initiative Action Plans
 
In March 2019, a milestone was reached to strengthen transparency and accountability in the cocoa supply chain: Cocoa & Forests Initiative signatories released initial action plans that spell out concrete steps to end cocoa-related deforestation. Some companies shared on their Cocoa & Forests Initiative journey. Learn more about their work below.
Barry Callebaut
Chief Innovation, Sustainability and Quality Officer Pablo Perversi discusses progress the company has made in establishing 100% traceability for its direct cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. Read more.

Mondelēz International
Cocoa farmer and VSLA president Amoin Assahoure describes her work with Cocoa Life on improving local environment and incomes in Côte d'Ivoire. Read more.

Nestlé
Head of Nestlé's Cocoa Plan Darrell High reflects on finding the right balance between protecting forests, growing cocoa sustainably, and helping farmers. Read more.
Olam
Olam is committed to ending deforestation and forest degradation under the company's "Living Landscapes Policy". Read more.

Toms Group
From Denmark to Ghana, we all have a role to play to save rainforests. Toms Group is a Danish medium-size confectionery company taking steps to fulfill its Cocoa & Forests Initiative engagement. Read more.

More to Come!
Make sure you follow @WorldCocoa on Twitter as we share more news on Cocoa & Forests Initiative initial action plans. 
Cocoa Sustainability Roundup

Cocoa Sustainability Roundup

Learn about current cocoa sustainability news and work WCF member companies are doing to ensure a sustainable and thriving cocoa sector. Want your company to be featured in our cocoa sustainability roundup? Email zoe.genova@worldcocoa.org for details.

Compañía Nacional de Chocolates
WCF member Compañía Nacional de Chocolates inaugurated a “Cocoa Nursery for Peace” in Codazzi, Colombia. This nursery will help rebuild the country's social fabric and benefit small and medium cocoa producers. Read more.
Field Trip in Brazil: Mechanization and Quality
P&A, WCF's CocoaAction Brasil partner, is organizing a trip to Bahia and Espirito Santo on April 7-13, 2019. Read more and register fast!
Share Your Story
Copyright © 2019 World Cocoa Foundation, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.