behind the brands

behind the brands

Field Tree Village, Butaw Oil Palm Concession, Liberia. Photo: Anna Fawcus/Oxfam

Companies spoke. Did their suppliers listen?

Oxfam assessed seven global agribusinesses against foundational indicators of its original Behind the Brands campaign scorecard to measure the strength of companies’ sustainability policies. This report introduces the “agribusiness scorecard” and presents the results.
Cut sugar cane. Photo credit: Ami Vitale / Oxfam America

Land rights and soda giants

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have taken an important step by assessing the risks and impacts of their cane sugar sourcing on land rights in Brazil. Oxfam has been monitoring their progress, and providing advice on how they can improve.

Kitabe Terfe (25) -  OROMIA REGION, ETHIOPIA. Kitabe is part of Oxfam'€™s Projects Direct horticulture value chain project and WE Care project. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith

The journey to sustainable food

In February 2013, Oxfam launched the Behind the Brands campaign to challenge the ‘Big 10’ food and beverage companies. The companies have made significant new commitments, but they must now ensure that their suppliers actually change their practices in line with the commitments made.

A sister and brother mourn the death of their father, a cocao farmer, in Ivory Coast

Women’s Rights in the Cocoa Sector

This report provides examples of good practice to increase gender equality in the cocoa sector in West Africa, and shows where there is potential to make even greater change.

Women and cocoa evaluation

This evaluation provides an analysis of four gender impact assessments and action plans published by the world’s “Big Three” chocolate companies in two countries.

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