Cocoa Life wins Business in the Community Responsible Business Award

We are delighted that Cocoa Life, the flagship sustainability programme at our client Mondelez International has triumphed at the Business in the Community Awards. Cocoa Life won the Global Development Award which is reserved for the business that demonstrates the most impact against the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Cocoa Life is an independently verified programme that aims to support sustainable cocoa farming, securing a positive future for cocoa farmers, their families and their communities. Cocoa Life directly connects buyers to farmers in order to turn them from subsistence operations to sustainable businesses, by growing crop yields, driving up incomes and strengthening community development.

From its inception in 2012 to the end of 2017, Cocoa Life had improved the lives of 120,500 cocoa farmers in 1,085 communities. By 2022, Mondelēz will have invested $400m to reach 200,000 cocoa farmers and one million people in cocoa growing communities in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Indonesia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, and India.

In a highly competitive category, Mondelelz beat sustainability programmes from Barclays and The Coca-Cola Company.

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