Organic chocolate makers
| Cemoi Group
owns 100% of Kaoka
Company retails manufactures or distributes products that are certified organic or biodynamic under the BFA, ACO, ORGAA, OFA, NASAA, OHGA, OFC or DEMETER certification label.
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In 2020 Green America, Mighty Earth and Be Slavery Free released their Chocolate Guide, which breaks down company commitments and policies in regards to deforestation and child labour. It does not assess effectiveness or implementation. This company is rated as "Leading the industry on policy".
[Source 2020][More on Workers Rights]
This company has signed a letter of intent (https://bit.ly/2rdBlwn) to participate in the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, which claims will lift 50 million people in Africa out of poverty by 2022. But according to a 2015 report by ActionAid, the scheme will benefit multinational companies at the expense of small-scale farmers and is likely to increase poverty and inequality in Africa. Launched in 2012, the New Alliance provides aid money from rich countries like the US and the UK, and helps big business invest in the African agricultural sector. But in return, African countries are required to change their land, seed and trade rules in favour of big business. The New Alliance will: Make it easier for big corporations to grab land in Africa: Prevent farmers from breeding, saving and exchanging seeds: Heavily promote chemical fertilisers and pesticides, which increase farmers risk of debt as well as damaging the environment and farmers' health: Replace family farms with low paid, insecure jobs; and Prevent countries from restricting crop exports, even at times of domestic shortage.
[Source 2015][More on Finance]
This company sells Rainforest Alliance certified chocolate. Rainforest Alliance certification has been dubbed 'Fairtrade light' by critics, as it offers producers no minimum price for their crop, and guarantees a minimum of just 30% of the product is certified.
[Source 2020][More on Eco-Certification]
This company is a member of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), an international membership organization representing more than 100 member companies across the cocoa value chain. WCF is committed to creating a sustainable cocoa economy through economic & social development and environmental stewardship in cocoa-growing communities.
[Source 2019][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
This company is a member of the Cocoa & Forests Initiative, demonstrating a commitment to no further conversion of any forest land for cocoa production in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. On March 2019, thirty-three company signatories, accounting for about 85% of global cocoa usage, released detailed individual action plans. The action plans focus on forest protection and restoration, sustainable cocoa production and farmers' livelihoods, and community engagement and social inclusion.
[Source 2020][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
Products / BrandsKaoka
Kaoka Organic certified organic- fairtrade