Industry Partner, Board Member
Mondelez International, Inc. is a global confectionery, food and beverage conglomerate, with pro forma 2014 revenue of more than $30 billion. A world leader in biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy, and powdered beverages, it houses brands such as Oreo, LU, Nabisco, Cadbury, Milka, Trident, and Tang powdered beverages.
Cocoa Life is a holistic, verified program created by Mondelez International and partners. It aims to create thriving cocoa communities and a secure business future for everyone. Mondelez International’s ultimate goal is to sustainably source all the company’s cocoa supply, mainly via Cocoa Life. Addressing child labour belongs to the goals of Cocoa Life, and in order to achieve this objective, Mondelez has partnered up with ICI.
In the context of Cocoa Life, CARE International started a 3 years project in 2013 in the Daloa region, where ICI is a partner on child labour prevention activities. The partnership agreement is focused on awareness-raising and community mobilisation activities carried out by ICI in the 11 communities covered by the project in the Haut-Sassandra district (Sassandra-Marahoue region). ICI is also delivering training sessions on child labour and ways to tackle the problem effectively to the different actors involved in the project.