The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) announces nine new members from Belgium, Canada, Germany, Nigeria, Switzerland, and the United States.  The diverse companies join cocoa and chocolate manufacturers, processors, supply chain managers, and other companies worldwide that are committed to a sustainable cocoa economy.

The new WCF members are:

Agro-Traders Limited – Headquartered in Akure, Nigeria

COCOCO Chocolatiers Inc. – Calgary, Alberta, Canada

CropLife Africa Middle East  – Brussels, Belgium

Diamond Bank – Lagos, Nigeria

H.D. Cotterell – Hamburg, Germany

Hussel Confiserie – Hagen, Germany

Pronatec AG – Winterthur, Switzerland

Raul Ocazionez Foundation – Sacramento, California, USA

TCHO – San Francisco, California, USA

WCF President Bill Guyton said, “The work of WCF is made possible by the active support, expertise, and contributions of our members.  We look forward to working with these outstanding companies, and with all of our members, in support of cocoa farmers, their families, and their communities.”                 

WCF members convene twice yearly for the WCF Partnership Meeting & Roundtable Sessions to share knowledge and expertise on a wide range of cocoa-related issues. Future Partnership Meetings will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, on October 24-25, 2012; Washington, D.C., on June 5-6, 2013; and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on October 16-17, 2013.

The World Cocoa Foundation is the leading non-profit organization in cocoa sustainability worldwide and represents more than 80% of the global cocoa market.

For more information, visit www.worldcocoa.org.

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