Our cocoa business will only thrive when the people and places that grow cocoa also prosper. Cocoa production makes a significant contribution to the economies of producing countries. We support efforts in each country to strengthen the sector.
In many countries, serious challenges persist, including the need to improve labor practices, safeguard forests and raise farming family incomes. We are committed to partnering with cocoa sector administrating bodies and assisting farmers to produce cocoa for our clients that protects the environment and helps cocoa-farming families thrive.
Achieving sustainable cocoa is a conviction as well as an imperative for Sucden Cocoa. Success in this endeavor is vital for our business and our clients, but also for the countries that produce cocoa and the future of millions of farmers who rely on the crop for their livelihoods. Our aim is to supply the chocolate and cocoa processing industries with cocoa that helps farming families and communities, their countries and the planet prosper.
We know there’s no single solution to the complex and interconnected economic, social and environmental challenges facing the cocoa sector. That’s why we are relentlessly looking for innovative approaches and customizing our sourcing programs to suit local needs. Our approach is strengthened by close relationships with producing country authorities, farmers, expert organizations and industry groups. We form partnerships to speed improvements. We believe success will only come by working together and increasing the awareness of our business partners of the need to change the operational status quo.
We are well-positioned to partner with clients in implementing sustainability programs, providing them with expertise and local insight to ensure success and confidence in their supply chain.
We tailor our sourcing approach in response to local conditions by drawing on three, interlinked ambitions.