We are pleased to launch the very first joint monitoring round with our Belgian partner initiative Beyond Chocolate. MORE
GISCO and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, have jointly commissioned a study on cocoa traceability to provide more clarity on the state of traceability systems in Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Cameroon. MORE
As the Federal Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI) reports, the proportion of cocoa certified according to sustainability standards or independently verified in an equivalent manner in the confectionery sold by GISCO's members has increased again this year. MORE
On June 1, 2021, Christian Robin will succeed Christine Müller as Executive Director at the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa. MORE
Earlier this January, the Dutch Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa Initiative (DISCO) joined the Memorandum of Understanding to increase transparency and sustainability in the cocoa sector. MORE
New study by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago assesses progress in the reduction of child labor in the cocoa growing areas of Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. MORE
The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) places its Consultative Board under German chairmanship. The International Cocoa Council elected Beate Weiskopf, Executive Director of the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa, as the new chairman. MORE
With the launch of the Dutch Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa on September 29, the fourth platform for sustainable cocoa in Europe was formally established. DISCO is a partnership of companies, public sector organisations and civil society organisations active in the Dutch cocoa and chocolate sector. MORE
In this seminar representatives of the non-governmental organization ICI and from Nestlé presented and discussed measures to eliminate child labor. The documentation is now published here. MORE
Der Monitoringbericht des Forum Nachhaltiger Kakao für 2019 liegt vor: Das Projekt PRO-PLANTEURS erreichte über 23.000 Kakaobauern und -bäuerinnen. Über 125 Projekte der Forumsmitglieder insgesamt wurden 1,54 Millionen Bauern und Bäuerinnen und deren Familien erreicht. Der Anteil des nach... MORE