Grey Literature 26 March 2017

A Study of the Role Chocolate Manufacturers and Certifiers are Playing in Combatting Human Trafficking and Child Labour

This Stop the Traffik report assesses how the six biggest chocolate manufacturers (Ferrero, Hershey, Lindt & Sprüngli, Mars, Mondelez and Nestlé) and three leading certification systems (Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ) are addressing the issues of human trafficking and child labour in the cocoa supply chain. The report concludes that the chocolate manufacturers should continue the work they are currently doing and multiply their efforts, and also develop ways to increase the income of cocoa farmers as currently, no company is addressing the fact that farmers receive an insufficient and unfair price for their cocoa beans.

Read the report here.

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