CARGILL PUBLISHED ITS COCOA & CHOCOLATE SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2017 / 2018
ICI board member Cargill published its 2018 sustainability report, listing the activities of some important actions such as preventing child labor, community wellbeing and employment for young adults.
Preventing child labor
Cargill is working to eliminate child labor in cocoa supply chain by implementing the Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS). The system identifies cocoa farms where families cannot afford to hire help to do farm work and so have put their children to work. More than 14,000 farmers were reached through (CLMRS).
During this reporting period, it was identified more than 2,000 incidents of child labor in Côte d’Ivoire and was introduced remediation programs for all these.
Cargill and its partners are implementing community-driven initiatives to help to prevent child labor while also enhancing women’s economic opportunities, increasing access to education and improving health and nutrition.
Employment of young adults
Support access to decent jobs for young adults through technical and vocational education and training, as well as entrepreneurship support for other income-generating activities.