3 December 2020

Barry Callebaut publishes 2019/20 Forever Chocolate report

Collaboration with District Authorities (Ghana)

Barry Callebaut, a partner and board member of the International Cocoa Initiative, has released its Forever Chocolate report. It provides a comprehensive and transparent look at the company’s progress towards its commitment of a sustainable cocoa supply chain free from child labour by 2025. Key to achieving Barry Callebaut’s objective is the continued roll-out of Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation Systems (CLMRS) across its supply chain in West Africa, a process that ICI continues to support.

Results and findings noted in the report:

  • Barry Callebaut’s CLMRS now covers 113 farmer groups, including 39,909 farmers in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Cameroon.
  • 94,946 farmers received awareness raising on child labour.
  • 22,965 cases of child labour were identified by the CLMRS and remediation is under way. Of those children identified as in child labour previously 4,971 children have received remediation.
  • Based on a methodology that considers a child out of child labour if the child has not been found performing child labour over two consecutive monitoring visits, 335 cases were effectively remediated in the 2019/20 period.

Access Barry Callebaut’s Forever Chocolate report

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