Hershey’s company promises a sustainable cocoa farming policy

Hershey's will address issues such as poverty, poor nutrition and deforestation
Bakers Journal
Monday, 09 April 2018
Written by Bakers Journal
Farmers tending to cocoa seedlings at the Kwame Adu Community/Group Cocoa Seedling Nursery, in Adansi South, Ashanti Region.
Farmers tending to cocoa seedlings at the Kwame Adu Community/Group Cocoa Seedling Nursery, in Adansi South, Ashanti Region. The Hershey Company
Hershey, PA – The Hershey Company has announced that they are “committed to source 100 per cent certified sustainable cocoa by 2030,” on their corporate website.

The firm made a pledge to invest half a billion dollars U.S. as part of a sustainability program called Cocoa For Good. It plans to address issues such as poverty, poor nutrition and deforestation among cocoa growers, primarily in West Africa, where the majority of cocoa plantations are found.

Cocoa For Good also plans to “economically empower women” and “eliminate child labour” within their sustainable agroforestry mission, according to their website’s news centre.

“Cocoa is a tremendous part of the livelihoods for the people of Côte D’Ivoire and public-private partnerships are critical to improving the lives of people living in cocoa communities and protecting our precious natural resources,” said H.E. Daniel Kablan Duncan, Vice President of the Republic of Côte D’Ivoire, in a press release. “We value our partnership with The Hershey Company and look forward to working together to bring about the meaningful change that this new investment will catalyze.”

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Subscription Centre

 
New Subscription
 
Already a Subscriber
 
Customer Service
 
View Digital Magazine Renew

Most Popular

Latest Events

We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. To find out more, read our Privacy Policy.