I read this “Empty Promises” report by Corporate Accountability Lab this morning and was appalled and discouraged at the complete lack of impact being created by all the major Chocolate companies CSR programs in Ivory coast – ie Mondelez’ Cocoa Life, Hershey’s Cocoa for good, Nestle’s Cocoa plan etc… Even the impact of certified programs like Fair trade and Rainforest Alliance was virtually imperceptible with farmers.
Again the marketing claims of positive impact do not come anywhere near the truth.
The report is summarised here but it is worth reading the full report.
The link to the full report is here:
The Ivory Coast is the largest producer of cocoa in the world and supplies all of the major chocolate companies.