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Largest Cocoa Producing Countries Agree to Work with Hershey, Nestle, Mars & More

Largest Cocoa Producing Countries Agree to Work with Hershey, Nestle, Mars & More

Governments of the two largest cocoa-producing countries – Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana – pledged themselves to “Frameworks for Action” with leading chocolate and cocoa companies at COP23 last week. The countries agreed to work with some of the biggest

Hershey: Sustainable Cocoa Sourcing Pace Increases

The Hershey Company announced that 30 percent of its globally sourced cocoa was independently certified and verified. This reflects an accelerated pace for achieving its goal of sourcing 100 percent of its cocoa supply from certified and sustainable cocoa farms by 2020. Hershey also announced a new target to source at least … Read more »

2020 Sustainable Cocoa Pledges “Tall Order”

It may be hard for chocolate makers to guarantee that their entire supply comes from a sustainable source by the 2020 target many of them have set, according to a sustainable sourcing auditing firm has told Confectionery News. Chocolate giants including Mars, Hershey and Ferrero have committed to purchasing only third-party-certified … Read more »

Sweet Recycling: Chocolate Wrapped in Chocolate Waste

James Cropper has developed a recycling process that the UK paper manufacturer says could save the skins of many of the 3.5 million metric tons of cocoa beans produced each year by turning the waste product into paper. The sustainable paper is now in production and certified for use in … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Nestle Cocoa, Concrete EPD, LG, Declare

Nestlé USA announced that it will source 100 percent UTZ Certified cocoa beans for its line of everyday Crunch bars. The UTZ label is designed to ensure sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers. Central Concrete, a U.S. Concrete Inc. company delivering in the San Francisco Bay Area,  says it … Read more »