Case Study: Mondelez

As the world's largest chocolate company and buyer of cocoa, Mondelez International is committed to ensuring a sustainable cocoa supply chain.

The Cocoa Life program is a long-term $400 million investment to empower 200,000 cocoa farmers and reach over one million community members in six key cocoa growing origins by 2022.

Mondelez published its first progress report on the Cocoa Life sustainability program in February 2016, highlighting the wide ranging impact and efforts to date across its six cocoa-growing regions: Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, India and Brazil. Since its inception in 2012 to the end of 2015, Cocoa Life reached 76,700 farmers in nearly 800 communities, establishing a strong foundation and framework for the program. Results also show Cocoa Life farmers' incomes increased 49 percent and cocoa yields increased 37 percent more than the control communities.

"A vibrant cocoa supply chain is essential for the future of chocolate and we're leading its transformation by getting involved on the ground. We work with our employees, supply chains and communities to protect the wellbeing of our planet focussing on those areas where we can have the greatest impact"

Glenn Caton, President, Mondelez Northern Europe

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Last reviewed: 07 Jul 2017