Activities > Sustainability > Cocoa Sustainability
CAOBISCO members work together and in partnership with other stakeholders throughout the cocoa supply chain to ensure that cocoa is sourced and products are manufactured in a responsible manner from an economic, environmental and social point of view
In September 2001, global chocolate and cocoa industry representatives signed an agreement, known as the “Harkin-Engel Protocol”. It has been an important catalyst for change in the labour practices within the cocoa in West Africa. A key action has been to create the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), an independent multi-stakeholder foundation working with civil society, industry and origin governments to strengthen collective child labour mitigation efforts.
Caobisco in cooperation with other key supply chain actors are working ever closer together to identify solutions along with partners in both governments and civil society.
ISO CEN/TC415 Standard for traceable and sustainable cocoa
In 2012, Caobisco members together with other partners started work on the definition of an ISO CEN/TC415 Standard for traceable and sustainable Cocoa to effectively support the scaling up of holistic initiatives.
Key to success
Working at a sustainable cocoa farming and economy allowing farmers, families and children achieve a better life while ensuring the sustainable production of quality cocoa beans needs: