Increased cocoa productivity on farms and sustained economic resilience of women cocoa farmers
The World Cocoa Foundation focused on Women’s Economic resilience to fulfil their Due Diligence commitments. This included tracking the implementation of programmes to determine which were the most successful in achieving their gender equality aims.
Women-centred approach resulting in farms doubling their normal cocoa yield
Mondelēz focused on mitigating gender inequality in the cocoa sector through their Cocoa Life programme. This led to major successes across their supply chain, including improving their women employees’ quality of life.
Major increases in women leadership positions in the cocoa cooperatives
Nestlé conducted gender assessments in their supply chains that identified and assessed adverse impacts on women farmers. This reinforced their commitment to Responsible Business Conduct.
Communicating the impact of Gender-Responsive Due Diligence
Divine Chocolate’s openly communicates how they supports gender equality and Women’s Economic Resilience throughout their enterprise. This demonstrates how committed they are to Responsible Business Conduct.
Providing a remediation system to combat child labour as a commitment to Gender-Responsive Due Diligence
The International Cocoa Initiative’s dedication to eradicating child labour adheres to the Due Diligence process while also including a gender lens.
Embedding Women Economic Resilience as a key pillar for committing to Responsible Business Conduct
The Sustainable in a Generation Plan by Mars Inc demonstrates how a systematic commitment to gender equality can lead to further success for the company and their employees.