Through Cocoa Life, we are transforming our cocoa supply chain.
Launched in 2012, Cocoa Life is investing $400 million USD by 2022 to empower at least 200,000 cocoa farmers and reach one million community members. This effort builds on the Cadbury Cocoa Partnership, which was founded in Ghana in 2008. It's all part of our commitment to ensure a sustainable future for chocolate.
Cocoa Life helps communities thrive in six key cocoa-growing origins―Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Indonesia, India, the Dominican Republic and Brazil. We are helping them gain knowledge and skills to improve their livelihoods, strengthen their communities and inspire the next generation of cocoa farmers.
To deliver on our mission, we have four principles that guide all our actions:
Increase transparency, connecting consumers to our journey / farmers
Promote “self-sustainability” by building capacity in origins
Respect human rights, focus on child rights and women’s empowerment
Pursue partnerships and policy dialogue for greater impact
Through our three areas of intervention, we will grow opportunities together.
Sustainable cocoa farming businesses
Working hand-in-hand with cocoa farmers to make cocoa farming a business of choice. We help farmers become more productive, so they can increase their income from cocoa.
Empowered cocoa communities
Empowering the men, women and youth within cocoa communities to lead their own development and improve their livelihoods through entrepreneurship.
Conserved and restored forests
Protecting and restoring the land and forests where cocoa is grown, together with the farmers and communities.