MONDELEZ AND OLAM PROMISED TO OUTSMART COCOA FARMERS AND THEIR GOVERNMENTS?

Mondelez And Olam Cocoa Sustainability

MONDELEZ AND OLAM. EVALUATING THEIR COCOA SUSTAINABILTY CLAIMS

Did They Over-Deliver? Paraphrasing a section of the abstract from Dr Michael Odije’s research paper titled “Sustainability winners and losers in business-biased cocoa sustainability programmes in West Africa” to set the tone of this article. In 2014, ten of the world’s largest chocolate multinationals combined, with more than $500 million in funding, to introduce a …

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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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MONDELĒZ AND OLAM OUTSMARTING FARMERS. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

Part three …… To Mondelēz/Olam I am not writing this article to virtue signal. I may have done precisely if not more of what Mondelēz/Olam is doing. As a for-profit organisation with shareholders to please, with your staff demanding salary increments and the rise in risk posed by health-conscious eating to your business model and …

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