This is one of the many good reasons for our use of Barry Callebaut chocolate !!!
Reference: Barry Callebaut’s News Service: Chief Innovation, Sustainability, Quality Officer, Pablo Perversi
Barry Callebaut has published its Action Plan under the Cocoa and Forests Initiative (CFI) Frameworks for Action, thus making “critical progress in implementing its CFI commitments and establishing 100% traceability for its direct cocoa supply chain in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana”.
In an endeavour to end deforestation in the two largest cocoa producing countries in the world, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana, they have taken the first step for the implementation of the CFI, to guarantee as a company, that they are not directly sourcing from protected forest areas, which means knowing where their cocoa farmers are located and where they are sourcing from.
Since committing to the initiative, 100% of the farms and warehouses in Barry Callebaut’s direct supply chain at risk of sourcing from protected forest areas, have been mapped.
“By the end of 2019, we will have mapped all the farms in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana in our direct supply chain, establishing 100% traceability for our direct supply chain in the world’s two largest cocoa producing countries”.