GISCO invited Dr. Gunther Bensch and Kathrin Kästner from RWI – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung and Laura Schmid from Jacobs University Bremen to present the results of their study "Price formation on the futures market and the physical market for cocoa” to GISCO members in two online... MORE
At the heart of this Call for Proposals is the goal of collectively engaging in selected sustainable sourcing landscapes. The concept of sustainable landscapes is explicitly mentioned in the target areas of the SWISSCO Roadmap 2030 and is linked to the challenges of deforestation and child labour,... MORE
On 07 July 2022, the 4th Journée PRO-PLANTEURS took place on the theme "Child labour and job opportunities"! This year, more than 80 participants exchanged views on how to manage the generational change and whether innovations bring new jobs. The recurring Journée PRO-PLANTEURS provides a review of... MORE
Am 07. Juli 2022 fand der 4. Journée PRO-PLANTEURS zum Thema "Kinderarbeit und Beschäftigungsmöglichkeiten" statt! In diesem Jahr tauschten sich mehr als 80 Teilnehmer darüber aus, wie der Generationswechsel zu bewältigen ist und ob Innovationen neue Arbeitsplätze bringen. Der wiederkehrende... MORE
Dear Partners, PRO-PLANTEURS, the joint project of GISCO, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Conseil du Café-Cacao (CCC), has just started its second implementation phase on June 1st 2020. Within the next... MORE
The OECD and FAO are currently developing an “OECD-FAO Business Handbook on Deforestation, Forest Degradation and Due Diligence in Agricultural Supply Chains“, which will illustrate good practices on due diligence for deforestation-free supply chains. At the INA lunch break, the OECD and FAO will... MORE
With the support of the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa, Schokoladenmuseum Köln, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and SÜDWIND e.V. are organising an international conference on cocoa production in times of climate crisis on 31 May and 1 June. MORE
In this newly revised background paper, the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa (GISCO) presents the current situation, challenges and existing solutions regarding child labour in the cocoa sector. MORE
Human Rights Due Diligence in the Cocoa Sector: Working Together for Better Living Conditions for Cocoa Farmers MORE
According to the Federal Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI), the share of cocoa certified according to sustainability standards, or equivalently independently verified cocoa, in confectionery sold by GISCO's members has increased again this year. MORE