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
A "Platform for Sustainable Cocoa in Developing Countries" was established by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Based on an exchange of views with governments, businesses and related organisations, the Platform was launched in recognition of the need for a forum in January 2020. ... MORE
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