20 November 2020

WCF Partnership Meeting hears call for national standard on cocoa as European Union plans legislation on sustainability

CONFECTIONERY NEWS – Jutta Urpilainen (European Union Commissioner for International Partnerships) delivered a keynote address to the World Cocoa Foundation’s Partnership Meeting mapping out the EC’s new multi-stakeholder dialogue to improve sustainability in the cocoa sector. The session also included a panel discussion, moderated by Heidi Hautala (European Parliament Vice President) on how EU interventions can most effectively drive action to eliminate child labour, protect and restore forests, and ensure a living income for cocoa farmers.

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