Christine M. McGrath, Mondelēz International
Chief Well-being, Sustainability and Public Affairs Officer at Mondelēz International
Mondelēz International, as a leader in the chocolate industry and a founding member of the International Cocoa Initiative, commends ICI for its critical role as an expert, advisor and advocate in the fight against child labor in the cocoa value chain. As a multi-stakeholder initiative including civil society, ICI is an essential platform for the exchange of diverse approaches, research and on-the-ground experience. ICI is enabling the emergence of best practice in tackling the root causes of child labor and is successfully contributing its expertise to industry’s collective efforts under CocoaAction. Together with governments, civil society and other stakeholders of the value chain, industry’s joint action can drive transformative impact at scale on community development and child protection in cocoa growing communities.
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