Mars Chief Sustainability Officer and CocoaAction Chairman
“As a founding member of the International Cocoa Initiative, MARS has consistently valued and benefitted from ICI’s knowledge and expertise in tackling child labour in cocoa. Most recently, ICI has greatly assisted the industry’s collective efforts by ensuring that our CocoaAction strategy integrates tried and tested good practices for community development and child protection. As a result, our positive impact on farming families and their children will be maximised.
Free the Slaves has been one of the Founding Board Members of ICI, and we are a proud of our collaboration so far.
ICI continues to provide leadership, knowledge and expertise, helping us to build a better future for children.
It is possible to have cocoa communities free of child labour and we have to work towards this objective.