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Removing Child Labor, Deforestation, and Poverty from the Cost of Chocolate

Removing Child Labor, Deforestation, and Poverty from the Cost of Chocolate | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

A 2017 investigative report published by the NGO Mighty Earth informed the industry at-large about the enormous problem of deforestation. The report focused on Ghana and Ivory Coast, the world’s two largest cocoa producing countries, who grew and exported 2.3 million metric tons — or 52 percent — of the world’s cocoa in 2016. Ghana and Ivory Coast have lost around 90 percent of their forests, one third of that for cocoa. Less than 11 percent of Ivory Coast remains forested. Satellite maps from 1990-2015 show the dramatic impact of deforestation on this country, where now only 200-400 elephants remain from an original population of hundreds of thousands. According to Mighty Earth, a single dark chocolate bar made with cocoa derived from deforested areas produces the same amount of carbon pollution as driving 4.9 miles in a car. Then try multiplying the impact by the billions of chocolate bars consumed by Americans alone each year.

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Transparency is a key part of making the chocolate industry truly sustainable. EcoVadis’ CSR rating methodology and comprehensive assessments help companies to identify and manage risks, increase transparency and improve performance.

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Joint efforts of chocolate industry and government of Côte d’Ivoire to halt deforestation announced

Joint efforts of chocolate industry and government of Côte d’Ivoire to halt deforestation announced | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The announcement heralds the next phase of the Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI), initiated and led by the Ministry of Water and Forests, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and IDH. Through this initiative, the industry and the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana are working together to end deforestation and forest degradation caused by cocoa farming.

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Great initiative by the cocoa industry and the government of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana in order to end deforestation.

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EU urged to draft law on child labour, deforestation in coffee and cocoa

EU urged to draft law on child labour, deforestation in coffee and cocoa | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Globally, there are some 152 million working children aged between 5 and 17, according to the International Labour Organization. About 71 percent work in agriculture, from herding livestock to harvesting coffee, cocoa and tea. The European Union must set mandatory rules to tackle child labour and deforestation in the cocoa and coffee sectors, after years of voluntary action has failed to spur widespread change, stakeholders and policymakers said on Wednesday. 

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Consumers of cocoa and coffee have a responsibility in how the supply chains work and that it is free from child labour and other human rights issues.

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