CocoaAction is a commitment by cocoa and chocolate companies and producing country governments to work together toward a truly sustainable cocoa industry.
CocoaAction is a strategy that brings the world’s leading cocoa and chocolate companies together to sustain the cocoa industry and improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers. CocoaAction will develop meaningful partnerships between governments, cocoa farmers, and the cocoa industry to boost productivity and strengthen community development in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana – the largest cocoa producing countries in the world.
By 2020, CocoaAction intends to train and deliver improved planting material and fertilizer to 300,000 cocoa farmers and empower communities through education, child labor monitoring & environmental protections. Cocoa Action will be measured through adherence to key performance indicators, and progress will be publically reported on a regular basis.
As of May 20, 2014, the companies that have committed to CocoaAction are:
- Barry Callebaut
- ECOM Agrotrade Limited
- The Hershey Company
- Mars, Incorporated
- Mondelēz International
WCF acts as the convener of the group and facilitates the implementation of the industry-wide strategy. In May 2014, the governments of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire endorsed CocoaAction as the industry’s aligned effort to support their national cocoa sustainability plans. For more information on CocoaAction or how to get involved, contact Nira Desai, Deputy Director, CocoaAction.
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