Adhere to human and labour rights along the entire cocoa supply chain and oppose exploitative child labour

Chocolate companies shall ensure the compliance with human rights and decent working conditions by fully respecting and implementing the internationally recognized principles as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights  and the  International Labour Organization  (ILO). In Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana alone almost 2 million children are working on cocoa plantations, hundreds of thousands of them working under conditions which are not allowed by international standards. Due to these serious grievances in cocoa production, companies must particularly oppose exploitative child labour in accordance with the ILO conventions 182 and 138.