Olam marks World Environment Day with measures to enhance its operations

The UN-backed World Environment Day is celebrated today (June 5) each year as a means of driving engagement on protecting the environment. This includes key issues relating to the cocoa and confectionery sector, including deforestation and climate change. Chris Brown, Vice President and Global Head of Environment, Olam International, offers his view on progress being made

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Coronavirus pandemic may increase child labour, but a path to child-labour free cocoa exists

Child labour within the cocoa sector remains a key matter for the confectionery sector, with around 2 million children in Ghana and Ivory Coast alone said to be in some form of labour, despite the sector’s efforts to respond on the issue. In this guest blog  Kunera Moore, Lead – tackling child labour at the Rainforest Alliance, offers some hope on this major issue

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Tony’s Chocolonely is not so lonely anymore in its global mission for slave free chocolate

With physical meetings all but impossible around the world owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it’s good to see businesses staging some strong topical food for thought online, including Tony’s Chocolonely’s latest webinar presentation. As we have previously reported, the company’s core mission of striving to help the chocolate sector achieve 100% slave free production […]

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