Caobisco calls for collective human rights & environmental due diligence across cocoa sector’s supply chain

Author: Confectionery Production, Published on: 9 March 2020

"Caobisco calls for collective due diligence to support cocoa sector sustainability", 3 March 2020

Caobisco, the trade association for the European chocolate, biscuits and confectionery manufacturing sector, has issued a statement calling for collective due diligence across the industry’s supply chain to address key human rights and environmental issues.

As the organisation noted, its members, which include more than 13,000 companies across the region, are committed to ensuring that their products are manufactured responsibly and to the highest standards...

The Caobisco statement added that sustainability initiatives need to be accompanied by due diligence systems in order to identify and address social and environmental risks and impacts, seeking greater transparency along the supply chain. In addition the organisation said its members support an EU-wide due diligence approach, aligned with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and with the OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains...

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