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Hershey Esg 2022

HERSHEY 2021 ESG REPORT – WHAT DID WE LEARN?

Hershey recently released its environmental, social, and corporate governance data (ESG) report for 2021, which outlines the company’s goals and progress in each of its ESG focus areas: Cocoa, responsible sourcing and human rights, environment, human resources, youth, and community. Hershey’s uses the report to promote their marketing concept of “Shared Goodness”, which they say …

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FAIRTRADE AND FARMFORCE EXTEND REACH OF ‘FAIRDATA’ SYSTEM IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE

Digital solutions provider Farmforce has partnered with Fairtrade International and Fairtrade Africa to apply their technical solution to the issue of traceability in Ivorian Cocoa farms. It was recently announced that they would be extending their new data management system to over two dozen Cocoa cooperatives across Côte d’Ivoire. Traceability through to the last mile …

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Precipitation in the Agnéby-Tiassa region, Ivory Coast

The latest in-house analysis of the precipitation data for the Agnéby-Tiassa region in Ivory Coast highlighted a 10% positive anomaly in precipitation in the last 90 days. However, the rain distribution differed greatly from the mean and the wet anomaly comes from few, short wet periods. Since the resumption of rain this region saw intense …

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Shipping

CARGILL WANTS SHIPPING INDUSTRY TO RETHINK CARBON INTENSITY RULES

It’s fair to say that Cargill is responsible for a lot of cargo shipping. So, when looking at their Scope 3 emissions, a natural target are the container ships that use the cheapest fuel, known as alternatively, ‘bunker diesel’, or ‘Marine Fuel’, it is cheap for a reason. The sulphur content is about 500 times …

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Cacaobarry

WHOLEFRUIT CHOCOLATE BY CACAOBARRY RECEIVES UPCYCLED CERTIFICATION

Cacao Barry’s Evocao WholeFruit Chocolate is chocolate that is made from 100% pure cacao fruit. Released in June 2021, the company says it is used by chefs in over 90 countries worldwide and has gained popularity due to its unique fruity flavour that it achieves without the use of added sugars, lecithin or vanilla. It …

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GOODSAM FOODS, LUKER CHOCOLATE LAUNCH ‘BUILDING NETWORKS’ INITIATIVE TO EDUCATE YOUNG COCOA FARMERS

GoodSam Foods, a healthy snack brand based in Connecticut, has teamed up with Colombian chocolate makers Luker Chocolate to launch their latest initiative, Building Networks. The initiative aims to improve educational programmes in Colombian Cocoa communities, bringing together and providing educational resources for youths while teaching them to use “social media for good”. In GoodSam’s …

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Mondelez And Olam Cocoa Sustainability

THE CONSEQUENCES OF MONDELEZ/OLAM’S PROJECT ON COCOA FARMERS AND THEIR ECONOMIES

Part Two….. A Possible nepotism/corruption? Mondelez is a chocolate manufacturer, whereas Olam is global cocoa sourcing and cocoa processing firm. With Mondelez’s focus on chocolate manufacturing, it will only make sense to purchase their Cocoa beans (for the bean-to-bar chocolate) or their semi-processed cocoa products for chocolate manufacturing, all from Olam. I do not know …

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ECOM INTRODUCES THREE-PILLARED SMARTER COCOA CHARTER

ECOM, one of the biggest Cocoa bean and ingredient suppliers based in Switzerland, recently released its Smarter Cocoa Charter, which outlines commitments and timelines to achieve the company’s objective of developing a smarter future for Cocoa. The charter is only 2 pages, which is fine – it lists a number of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) …

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Bc And Levapan

BARRY CALLEBAUT FORGES LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP WITH LEVAPAN

Chocolate and Cocoa product manufacturer Barry Callebaut announced on 9 June that it is expanding further into Latin America through a new long-term agreement with Levapan, a food ingredient supplier in Colombia. The said company has wide distribution networks in Colombia, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic and other countries. This strategic supply agreement enables both companies …

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Terrascope

OLAMS NEW TERRASCOPE HAS POTENTIAL TO IMPROVE FLAWED SCOPE 3 REPORTING

Olam launched Terrascope, a new business with a wonderfully catchy name that Aims to help businesses identify and report their carbon emissions. Underlying the obligatory Scrabble board of buzzwords is the potential for a serious tool. The platform itself is a software as a service. There is no product to install, and it is implemented …

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