09.11.2020 |

Joint Event of the European Initiatives on Sustainable Cocoa

Veranstalter:  Beyond Chocolate, GISCO, SWISSCO

Human Rights Due Diligence: What’s the role and responsibility of different actors along the cocoa supply chain?

Human Rights Due Diligence is among today's most important sustainability challenges for companies in the cocoa and chocolate supply chain. Not least because of increased pressure from possible EU-wide legislation, European companies face the challenge to ensure the protection of human rights along their supply chain and have started the implementation of complex human rights due diligence processes.

Especially SMEs and retail with no direct contacts in producing countries and with low capacities to address sustainability challenges rely on other actors along the supply chain. Consequently, several questions on the role of different actors along the supply chain and specifically of multinational traders and standard setting organizations arise. These questions will be addressed in our joint event.

Find the full agenda here.