Cocoa Sustainability and Deforestation

Cosa

RESPONSIBLE SOURCING AND SUSTAINABLE SOURCING: KEY DIFFERENCES

Brief synopsis: In their simplest forms, Responsible Sourcing requires meeting or complying with accepted levels of ethical or responsible practices in areas such as human rights or pollution, whereas Sustainable Sourcing goes beyond compliance to engage and improve the conditions of sustainability that can include areas such as dignified livelihoods or climate-smart practices. Responsible Sourcing …

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Cocoa Forest In Ghana

REPORT SHOWS COCOA RELATED DEFORESTATION NEEDS A CONTEXT AWARE SOLUTION

Summary A report looking at the environmental risks of cocoa expansion in west Africa wants to help policymakers and organisations make better decisions by considering the context of their policy to their geography. In other words, environmental strategy has no ‘one size fits all’. Land sparing and land sharing is promoted in cocoa sustainability initiatives. Highly suitable …

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Mondelez

MONDELĒZ ON TRACK TO ACHIEVE 2025 ESG GOALS

Mondelēz International recently released their annual Human Rights Due Diligence and Modern Slavery report for 2021, in which they claim to have made strong progress towards their 2025 ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) goals.  The company has a number of social and sustainability goals to achieve by 2025, with the intention to “prevent, identify, and address …

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Starbucks Mocha

STARBUCKS HAS JOINED SWISSCO, THE PLATFORM FOR SUSTAINABLE COCOA

The sustainability platform SWISSCO announced that Starbucks had become their latest member, raising the profile of the organisation. Starbucks may sell a lot of coffee, but it doesn’t actually consider itself a coffee company. They say they want to be a customer’s Third Place’, a definition which expands their ambition beyond coffee. In fact, according …

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Cosa Esg

BEYOND ESG REPORTING: THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY IS PERFORMANCE

A large Harris Poll survey 1 of global corporate CEOs for Google finds that fully two-thirds of them question how genuine or effective their sustainability efforts are. Most admit they do not even have realistic sustainability metrics or tools in place. The value of ESG scores has always been limited. Many can be ambiguously interpreted …

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Packing Vanilla Madagascar

BARRY CALLEBAUT, PROVA READY FOR COCOA INITIATIVE’S NEXT PHASE IN MADAGASCAR

Swiss chocolate producer Barry Callebaut and vanilla supplier Prova, supported by the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), begin the second phase of their joint project to support vanilla farmers in Madagascar. The two companies will conduct training to boost productivity and improve the quality of Cocoa and vanilla while also funding the local communities through social, …

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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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Rci 2022

REGISTRATION FOR RCI’S 2022 CHOCOLATE SUMMER BOOT CAMP NOW OPEN

Slots are filling up fast for the Chocolate Boot Camp to be held from 8 to 11 August 2022 at Fascia’s Chocolates In Waterbury, Connecticut. The summer course will be hosted by Retail Confectioners International (RCI). RCI members and non-members are both welcome to enrol in the four-day course, where they can learn practical techniques …

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Cocoa In Cote D'Ivoire

FERRERO LATEST CFI REPORT CLAIMS SUCCESS IN TRACEABILITY

Ferrero has released their 2020-21 Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI) Progress Report, highlighting a number of achievements, such as improved transparency in the Cocoa value chain. In their latest report, the company admits to facing additional challenges resulting from the pandemic but states that they are nonetheless on track with their targets. The bulk of …

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Koa Cocoa

KOA MAKES FARMER PAYMENTS TRANSPARENT WITH BLOCKCHAIN

Using blockchain technology to support a transparent supply chain is not new, but Koa is taking it to the next step, by adding payment transparency into the service. Koa is a Swiss-Ghanaian startup focused on products around the Cocoa fruit, capitalising on the waste and turning it into products they can sell to industry. They …

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The Shared Wood

AGROFORESTRY STARTUP GETS $500M FOR COCOA & COFFEE

AXA SA, a French Insurance and Financial Services company, based in Paris, and Engie SA, an energy company, is co-investing US$500m over the next six years in The Shared Wood, a French Agro-forestry startup that will produce sustainable Cocoa and Coffee under the Tagline ‘We Protect and Restore Nature’. We protect and Restore Nature The …

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