Today Barry Callebaut published its Action Plan under the Cocoa and Forests Initiative (CFI) Frameworks for Action. Barry Callebaut’s Chief Innovation, Sustainability, Quality Officer, Pablo Perversi discusses the critical progress the company has made in implementing its CFI commitments and establishing 100% traceability for its direct cocoa supply chain in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana.
Q1. In November 2017, Barry Callebaut was one of the companies signing the Cocoa and Forests Initiative (CFI). What has Barry Callebaut done to implement its commitments?
The CFI is unique, cocoa is the only commodity to have such a clearly defined and agreed among stakeholders, path to end deforestation in the two largest cocoa producing countries in the world, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. The first step for the implementation of the CFI is to guarantee as a company that you are not directly sourcing from protected forest areas, which means knowing where your cocoa farmers are located and where they are sourcing from.
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