behind the brands
In a week that will see seventy-one million pounds of chocolate sold for Easter, international agency Oxfam is accelerating its campaign targeting the world’s biggest buyer of cocoa, Mondelēz International.
After more than 65,000 people took action to urge chocolate companies to do the right thing for women cocoa farmers, Mars and Nestle have made commitments to begin to tackle the inequality faced by women in their cocoa supply chains.
In response to Nestle's public letter to O
An investigation into four countries where Mars, Mondelez and Nestle purchase cocoa has shown that many women farmers face discrimination, unequal pay and hunger, leaving the companies’ social policies exposed as weak and needing work.
The companies that make your favorite chocolate bars are not doing much to support the women who grow and pick cocoa for them. You can change this.
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