“Big 12 cocoa and chocolate players pledge to end deforestation in cocoa” – Confectionery News – March 17, 2017

On March 17, 2017 ConfectioneryNews reported that the 12 member companies of the World Cocoa Federation (WCF) issued a joint statement of intent to end deforestation and forest degradation.

The companies are Barry Callebaut, Blommer Chocolate Company, Cargill, Cemoi, Econ, Ferrero, The Hershey Company, Mars Incorporated, Mondelez International, Nestle, Olam and Touton.

“Speaking to ConfectioneryNews, Richard Scobey, president of the WCF, said poverty was the main driver of deforestation in cooca.”

The statement evolved out of collaboration among the WCF, the Prince’s International Sustainability Unit (ISU) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH).

The partner organizations will issue a Joint Framework for Action in November 2017.

You may read the article on the ConfectioneryNews internet site.