The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa (GISCO) has been monitoring the contribution of its members to the achievement of the GISCO's goals since 2021. This is measured on the basis of agreed indicators. In this year’s monitoring round for the reporting year 2021, participation in monitoring was for the first time mandatory for all GISCO members.
You can find the detailed monitoring report here. Some key figures of this year’s report are presented here.
Selected key figures of the reporting year 2021
Participation rates per member group
Project/program reporting per country
Cocoa farming households and cocoa growers reached
Cocoa origin transparency levels relative to the total volume of cocoa contained in the end consumer products supplied to the German market
In 2020, the national sustainable cocoa platforms in Europe (GISCO in Germany, Beyond Chocolate in Belgium, DISCO in the Netherlands and SWISSCO in Switzerland) agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enable increased cooperation. In 2022, the French sustainable cocoa initiative FRISCO also joined. One of the cornerstones of the MoU is the harmonisation of monitoring systems. A set of common indicators and a common online monitoring tool have been developed, in particular to facilitate reporting by members who are part of multiple platforms.