scoop.co.nz 16 Mar, 2021 19:15 am

Consumers Can Buy Chocolate With Their Eyes Wide Open This Easter

Consumers Can Buy Chocolate With Their Eyes Wide Open This Easter
NZ Whittaker's Chocolate awarded the 'Good Egg' Be Slavery Free (Australia and the Netherlands), Green America , INKOTA , Mighty Earth , and National Wildlife Federation published their 2021 joint Easter Scorecard, analyzing how the world’s biggest ...

“We’re committed to ongoing work to help improve conditions further for our cocoa farmers and their communities.Poverty is the key reason for slavery and child labour and not enough of the chocolate industry’s money goes to cocoa farmers themselves,” said Fuzz Kitto, National CoDirector of Be Slavery Free in Australia.“Most cocoa farmers earn under $1 per day, with women cocoa farmers making as little as $0.Be Slavery Free (Australia and the Netherlands), Green America, INKOTA, Mighty Earth, and National Wildlife Federation published their 2021 joint Easter Scorecard, analyzing how the world’s biggest cocoa traders, chocolate manufacturers, and retailers are addressing social and environmental benchmarks.

These six NGOs bring expertise and experience across the sections in the Scorecard and combined together bring deep understandings to the social and environmental areas in the cocoa production of the chocolate industry and what the emerging bench-marks look like.“ Now we can say, we worked with chocolate companies and retailers and gathered mainly publicly available information and assessed chocolate companies and retailers on how they were doing in the social and environmental areas.

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