Cocoa Life is Mondelēz International’s global cocoa sustainability program. Cocoa is the essence of our chocolate and vital to our business, so we ensure it is ‘made right’.
Making it right means tackling the complex challenges that cocoa farmers face, including climate change, gender inequality, poverty and child labor.
Cocoa Life is addressing these challenges on the ground, working hand-in-hand with the men and women who make their living from cocoa, focusing on where we can make a difference: turning cocoa into a business of choice, creating inclusive and empowered communities and educating on forest conservation and restoration.
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
In doing so, we are growing opportunities for cocoa farmers and their families, by tackling all of these problems together.
By 2025, all Mondelēz International’s chocolate brands will source their cocoa through Cocoa Life.
Cocoa Life is on a long-term journey to create a vibrant, strong cocoa supply chain while growing opportunities that transform the lives and livelihoods of farmers and their communities. We believe that empowered, thriving cocoa communities are the essential foundation for sustainable cocoa.Cathy Pieters, Program Director, Cocoa Life
To find out more visit https://www.cocoalife.org/