News 30 October 2014

ICI joins the UN global compact

The International Cocoa Initiative became part of the UN Global Compact, the largest corporate responsibility initiative with nearly 12,000 business and non-business participants in 140 countries. By joining, ICI commits to support the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact with respect to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption;advance these principles within its sphere of influence, and make a clear statement of this commitment to its stakeholders and the general public.

In a letter addressed to the UN’s Secretary Genral, ICI’s Executive Director Nick Weatherill expressed the Organization’s commitment to “promote the UN Global Compact’s Children’s Rights and Business Principles and the Food and Agriculture Business Principles in conjunction with our own efforts to drive greater responsibility by businesses in cocoa production.”

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