Ethically Sourced Cocoa

Cocoa

Like coffee, our approach to cocoa buying for cocoa-based beverages is designed to ensure a long-term, high-quality supply while contributing positively to the environment and cocoa-farming communities. We buy cocoa from UTZ certified farmers and/or Rainforest Alliance Certified farms to contribute to a better world for people and nature. The UTZ program is now part of the Rainforest Alliance. In addition, we also purchase cocoa from COCOA practices-verified supply chains. Developed in 2008 and influenced by C.A.F.E. Practices, our Cocoa Practices program is designed to understand the supply chain for cocoa beans and provide valuable sustainability information to producers and purchasers alike. As in the C.A.F.E Practices program, the inspections are performed by independent verification organizations that are trained and audited by SCS Global Services. Our Cocoa Practices program has helped us identify key areas for improvement and increased our understanding of the dynamics of cocoa farming in West Africa.

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