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A change for cocoa

communities benefits all

From producers to suppliers, and from farmer to cocoa & chocolate lover, there’s opportunity for everyone involved in the cocoa sector to contribute and thrive.

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With the cocoa sector facing economic, social, and environmental challenges at origin - and with the voices of cocoa farming communities, consumers, policy makers, civil society organizations, employees, and retailers growing louder - the time is right for you to join or enhance your journey to a more sustainable cocoa sector that benefits all!

Your contribution will not only help improve the livelihoods of cocoa farming households but guarantee that your consumers can keep on enjoying delicious cocoa and chocolate products with peace of mind.

Change can seem like a big step – And with numerous options available to make a positive change in cocoa farming communities, it is sometimes hard to know where to start.

But you are not alone. Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate is your partner on this journey in change.

 

 

Watch the video to learn how you can benefit from our new cocoa sustainability offering consisting of the Promise Solutions, CocoaWise™ portal and extensive Consumer Research.

 

Sign up for a free Sustainability Workshop

 

 

Promise Solutions

Let's find the right promise for you

We are excited to introduce the Promise Solutions: a portfolio composed of Sustainable Products and Sustainable Services, designed with our customer needs in mind and reflecting the rapidly evolving issues facing the sector and expectations of society. The Promise Solutions will help you start or further grow your involvement in cocoa sustainability at your own pace, based on your company’s interests and aspirations.

The Promise Solutions build upon, and scale up, the lasting impacts we have made for cocoa growing communities via the Cargill Cocoa Promise. They also capitalize on our continuous investments in greater supply chain transparency through the digital transformation of our direct sourcing network.

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Promise Solutions: Sustainable Products

In addition to offering Certified Cocoa (products certified by a third-party body such as UTZ, Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance) we have introduced Promise Cocoa: sustainable cocoa products sourced directly from known and trusted partner farmers and farmers organizations. The farmers and farmer organizations who deliver Promise Cocoa beans benefit from the projects and programs executed as part of the Cargill Cocoa Promise. 

ALL PROMISE COCOA IS TRACEABLE - Promise Cocoa comes in three traceability levels:

  1. Promise Cocoa Mass Balance: digital traceability from your final product back to our sourcing network of known farmers,
  2. Promise Cocoa Factory Mass Balance: 100% physically traceable and segregated, from known farmers to cocoa liquor factory door; digital traceability from your final product back to our sourcing network of known farmers, and
  3. Promise Traceable: 100% physically traceable and segregated, from known farmers to final product (end-to-end traceability)

All three options are available for all cocoa products, i.e. cocoa liquor/ mass, cocoa butter, cocoa powder and chocolate.

 

Promise Cocoa was designed to respond to our customers’ increasing desire for:

  1. Greater transparency and therefore confidence in their sustainable supply chain,
  2. Visibility into the allocation of their sustainability investments (premiums)
  3. Optionality in the form of projects to further steer their investments towards the areas that matter to them – and their stakeholders - the most
  4. Storytelling opportunities for their brand to engage their consumers/ customers


An added benefit of Promise Cocoa is understanding where your beans originate from. Discover the Promise Cocoa beans sourcing locations in West Africa through the interactive Cargill Cocoa Promise Sourcing Partner Network map.

 

Promise Solutions: Sustainable Services

With your selection of Promise Cocoa comes the option to add supplementary services that make an additional impact on critical issues that matter for the sector and drive progress toward your own sustainability goals.

You may choose to co-invest or exclusively invest in a project and address issues such as gender inequality, deforestation or child labor. Or, you may choose to invest in an exclusive community partnership and help address the socioeconomic needs of a cocoa growing community.

 

CocoaWise™ Customer Portal

Sustainability data at the fingertips of our customers

CocoaWise™ is our dedicated customer portal which unlocks valuable sustainability sourcing, impact and financial data but also engaging storytelling materials to our customers in an interactive and personalized way. CocoaWise™ pulls information from a centralized data platform, CocoaWise™ 360, which is fed from a suite of Cargill’s digital tools that are designed to increase transparency and traceability while enhancing cocoa farming practices and community well-being. 

CocoaWise™ enables customers to gain more transparency and confidence into their sustainable supply chain. In addition, deepen their connection to the communities from which they purchase their cocoa and see first-hand the positive impacts of their financial investments in key initiatives that meet the needs of the cocoa farming communities on the ground, such as providing sustainable agriculture coaching for farmers, entrepreneurship trainings for women and nutritional programs for families.

 

Consumer Insights

Consumers are hungry – and willing to pay – for products made with responsibly sourced cocoa

70% of consumers factor sustainability into their food and beverage purchase decisions.

68% of consumer said they would pay more for a chocolate product made with sustainable cocoa.

We have compiled an extended repository of in-depth consumer insights from over 7,000 consumers across 10 countries, allowing our customers to gain a deeper understanding of their consumers’ sustainability perceptions, intentions and declared behaviors. Our country specific consumer insights can provide a guidepost for brands as they plot their sustainability journey and decide on relevant sustainability investments. Understanding better what consumers want and value when it comes to cocoa sustainability allows companies to elevate their existing commitments, invest in initiatives that truly resonate with their customers and build an engaging and effective communication strategy.

 

Download our consumer insights infographic

Sign up for a free Sustainability Workshop

...and start or enhance your cocoa sustainability journey










Please note: The Promise Solutions are relevant for food and beverage manufacturers based in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and who are already purchasing or interested in purchasing sustainable cocoa or chocolate products from Cargill.
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Related Links

Learn more about our Sustainability impact here.

The Cargill Cocoa Promise

Learn more about our commitment to enabling cocoa farmers and their communities to achieve prosperity better living standards and incomes.

Protecting Our Planet

Promoting environmental best practices in our business and across our supply chain

Our Stories

Read our latest news and stories or take a look through the most recent Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate Sustainability Report.