We believe that collective, coordinated and consistent efforts are the keys to creating positive change in the industry and long-lasting impact. Our membership and participation in industry organizations and multi-stakeholder initiatives gives us a chance to work closely with colleagues and our supply chain partners. While our combined efforts are significant, the journey to build sustainable supply chains is ongoing.
As a founding member of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), we are active, funding partners for several large-scale initiatives, such as The Cocoa Livelihoods Program, the Africa Cocoa Initiative and previously Empowering Cocoa Households with Opportunities and Education Solutions.
Our dedication to strengthening child protection is underscored through our ongoing efforts with the WCF and through our membership and active involvement with the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI)—a multi stakeholder initiative focused on reducing child labor.
Continuing our efforts to vision and design the future of chocolate, we also serve on the Chocolate Council for the National Confectioner Association—an industry group that collaborates on the key issues facing the chocolate industry.
It is through these industry affiliations that we can continue to collaborate, lead and advocate endeavors that push standards and encourage best practices.