The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa (GISCO), the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa (SWISSCO) and the Belgian platform Beyond Chocolate have committed to joining forces for a more sustainable cocoa value chain. They did this by signing a Memorandum of Understanding. MORE
On World Day against Child Labour we would like to refer to an article published on German news channel It gives quotes from spokespersons of organizations and companies that are members of GISCO. MORE
ISEAL asks for feedback, expertise and insights that can help to develop the ‘ISEAL good practice guide on verification of jurisdictional claims’. MORE
The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa (GISCO) is providing a financial contribution of EUR 5,000 to combat the coronavirus. GISCO, like some of its members, is thus joining the appeal for donations by the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF). In total, the WCF has already received a donation of USD... MORE
In Côte d'Ivoire, strict precautions against the further spread of the corona virus were taken early on. This also had an impact on our PRO-PLANTEURS project. MORE
A delegation from the German Bundestag led by Bundestag Vice President Thomas Oppermann visited the GISCO project PRO-PLANTEURS on 21 February. Project manager Judith Steffens and her team informed Thomas Oppermann (SPD), Jessica Tatti (Die Linke) and Dr. Karamba Diaby (SPD) about the main... MORE
5 years ago, the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa launched the joint project PRO-PLANTEURS together with the German and the Ivorian government. Different project participants, amongst others from a cooperative, the Ivorian Conseil du Café-Cacao, the Südwind-Institut and corporate partners,... MORE
On February 2, 2020, GISCO will host an Event on ISM Cologne: The contribution of PRO-PLANTEURS to a sustainable cocoa sector in Côte d'Ivoire. Project partners from Germany and Côte d'Ivoire as well as cooperative members will join the panel to give a lively impression. MORE
GISCO, represented by its local employee, as well as PRO-PLANTEURS, GISCO's Project in Côte d'Ivoire host stands at SARA (22.11.-01.12.2019). MORE
The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa presented options for action towards a deforestation-free cocoa sector at Anuga fair in Cologne. Experts from politics, non-governmental organizations and private sector discussed how the demand for deforestation-free cocoa could be implemented. The demand... MORE