Measuring Our Progress
We continually monitor and evaluate our programs to make sure they are as impactful as possible
Measuring the impact of our programs is critical to ensuring that we are making a difference to the livelihoods of the farmers and communities where we source our cocoa. It also means we can learn from our successes and failures and adapt accordingly.
To do this, we need evidence about the effectiveness of our sustainability programs. Finding reliable and cost-effective methods to ensure the impact of programs on the ground has become our top priority.
We share our targets because this means that our programs must stand up to scrutiny from customers, retailers and consumers. Sharing our progress also helps others to learn from our experiences.
Our Theory of Change
To start evaluating the impact of our programs, we went back to basics. We revisited our Theory of Change – why and how we believe change happens.
We then examined our Cargill Cocoa Promise activities, and assessed how these contribute to achieving our long-term goal of a thriving cocoa sector.
Our Theory of Change is still relevant – it sets out our desired goals and tracks back from these, identifying all the interventions and outputs that are required for our goal to be achieved.
Measuring tangible improvements
Our Theory of Change, Results Framework and Measurement and Evaluation system all work together to help us capture the results of our efforts, and ensure we continue to learn and evolve our Cargill Cocoa Promise. This approach is vital to ensure that we deliver tangible improvements to farmer and community livelihoods, and the success of our business.