Cocoa – One Intervention is not Enough in the Fight Against Child Labour
Child labour in cocoa producing countries often stems from some really complex societal and economic challenges.
In addition to complying with all relevant laws and international agreements in our own operations, many of our supply chains are in emerging markets across highly rural areas, and can involve intermediaries and other third-parties, which makes eradicating labour issues much more complex.
Child labour app to be used to cover nearly 223,000 farmers in 3 countries across West Africa, prioritising those countries where the risk is highest.
Child labour monitoring and remediation is set to be rolled out across Olam’s operations in Cameroon in the first programme of its kind by a cocoa company. The move forms part of our cocoa businesses commitment to put children first by tackling child labour and helping more children attend school across its entire direct supply chain.
Going to school during the summer holidays wouldn’t be most children’s idea of fun, but for 13 year-old Nurcan Sekiz, it means a safe space to play and not work.