Chocolate & cocoa

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26 May 2016

Peru: Indigenous peoples, govt. agency ask London Stock Exchange to investigate United Cacao over deforestation & abuses allegations

IPeruvian indigenous peoples submitted a letter and a report by Environmental Investigation Agency on alleged negative impacts by United Cacao’s subsidiary in Peru on human rights and the environment. The national forestry authority in Peru (SERFOR)...

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24 May 2016

A new report analyses child labour in the cocoa sector in Côte d'Ivoire and makes recommendations to eradicate the phenomena

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16 May 2016

Peru: United Cacao rejects land grabbing and deforestation allegations made by indigenous peoples, NGOs

Author: Phillip Orange, Peru this Week

“United Cacao bites back over illicit activity claims”...

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11 May 2016

Ferrero pledges to end slavery on farms that supply its cocoa by 2020, ahead of its peers - can it deliver?

Author: Jillian Sequeira, Law Street Media (USA)

"Chocolate Company’s Growth Puts a Spotlight on Child Labor in West Africa", 6 May 2016...

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3 May 2016

Rainforest Foundation & Ethical Consumer Magazine guide ranks companies with palm oil products based on sustainability

Author: Rainforest Foundation UK

"Palm Oil Guide," Apr 2016...

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18 April 2016
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Author: La Tribune de Genève (Suisse)

« On votera sur les garde-fous de nos multinationales », 17 avril 2016...

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Company response
5 April 2016

Nestlé response

Author: Nestlé

We have a fully-fledged human rights due diligence programme in place that is aligned with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This programme helps us assess and address labour and human rights issues – including those raised in...

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4 April 2016

Côte d'Ivoire: Govt. coordinates efforts to end child labour & trafficking on cocoa plantations

Author: Emilie Iob, Voices of America (USA)

"Ivory Coast Fights Child Labour on Cocoa Plantations", 28 Mar 2016...

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30 March 2016
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Author: Gil Sóter, G1/Amigos da Terra – Amazônia Brasileira (Brazil)

“Páscoa na Amazônia mistura chocolate com jambu e açaí Grande produtor de cacau-PA tornou-se o novo terroir de chocolate do país. Ovos com recheio de açaí são embalados em cerâmica marajoara.”, 26 de março de 2016...

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7 March 2016

Women cocoa farmers struggle with less pay, land and training compared with men

Author: Esther Han, Sydney Morning Herald

Women in the cocoa supply chains…are struggling every day with less pay, lack of land and tools, and exclusion from decision-making roles…Mars…Nestle…and Mondelez…was "moving in the right direction", Oxfam says they can do a whole lot more…[S...

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