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Building on a 16-year history of supporting farmers and cocoa growing communities around the world, we launched Cocoa Compass in October 2019. It sets challenging goals to tackle the key issues facing the cocoa supply chain by 2030, with milestones for action in 2020 and 2024.
We have now achieved all our 2020 milestones which means we have 100% traceability and 100% deforestation monitoring in the direct supply chain. That means we can trace all the cocoa we buy directly back to the farm or community it came from, covering two thirds of all the cocoa we source worldwide. We have also established child labour monitoring in our managed sustainability programmes, helping protect children in the programmes we run on behalf of our customers.
You can delve into the details and read stories from the farmers and communities we work with in our Cocoa Compass Impact Report for 2019/2020.
Transparency and traceability are at the heart of this, which is why we have published the details of our direct sustainable supplier network across Africa, Asia and South America. Many of these are key partners in our on the ground sustainability programmes and are helping us to support and protect the people and environments in our cocoa supply chain.
Aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, our Cocoa Compass goals are across the three pillars of Focused on Farmers, Empowered to Grow and Investing in Nature.
Stories from around our global cocoa business of how we are putting Cocoa Compass into action under the pillars of Focused on Farmers, Empowered to Grow and Investing in Nature