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23 May 2007

World Cocoa Foundation Partners with USAID to Improve Education in West African Cocoa Communities

Author: World Cocoa Foundation

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) today announced a significant, multi-year partnership to provide greater opportunities and a brighter future for young people living on cocoa farms in Ghana and the Ivory Coast... Through teacher training, and...

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23 May 2007

World Cocoa Foundation to Boost Farm Safety on West African Cocoa Farms - Expanded Program to Reduce Children’s Exposure to Unsafe Labor Practices

Author: World Cocoa Foundation

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) today announced an expansion of its work to educate cocoa farmers on safe, responsible labor practices. Building upon current programs that have proven successful, these new efforts will help children on West African...

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17 April 2007

Stocks With Scruples

Author: S.J. Caplan, Motley Fool [USA]

[overview of socially responsible investing, with recent developments involving Walgreen, Starbucks, Ford, Chiquita, Chevron, Pepsi Bottling Group, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Verizon, Xerox, ConEd (Con Edison), JPMorgan Chase; positive steps by Bank of...

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8 March 2007

Chocolate Giant Commits to Responsible Supplier Code [USA]

Author: Anne Moore Odell, SocialFunds

…Hershey…is working to create a supplier code of conduct that…goes beyond just cocoa suppliers...in response to a shareholder proposal [Hershey] has agreed to create a broad-based supplier code of conduct that…will go beyond fair labor practices to...

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12 July 2006

Child labour and cocoa: Raw materials, raw issues and progress

Author: Deborah Leipziger, managing director of the Anders & Winst Company, director of Stichting Social Accountability International, Netherlands, consultant to the International Cocoa Initiative, in Ethical Corporation

Deborah Leipziger considers a multi-stakeholder scheme – the International Cocoa Initiative – and its efforts to eliminate child labour from cocoa production...Its members include Mars, Hershey Foods, Nestlé and Cadbury-Schweppes...These companies...

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13 June 2006

A Proxy Battle: Shareholders vs. CEOs [USA]

Author: Kevin Kelleher, CorpWatch

The atmosphere...in Wilmington, Delaware, where Coca-Cola was holding its 2006 shareholder meeting...wasn’t the kind of festivity Coke ever asked for – or wanted...[H]undreds of corporate boards have spent the spring proxy season facing challenges of...

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28 October 2005

The Dark Side of Chocolate

Author: Kate McMahon, WireTap, on AlterNet [USA]

This Halloween, know where your chocolate comes from. Here's your guide to ensuring that your treats weren't produced by enslaved children... On the Ivory Coast of Africa, the origin of nearly half of the world's cocoa, hundreds of thousands of...

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30 June 2005

Harkin-Engel Protocol on Chocolate and Child Slavery Expires on July 1

Author: Natacha Thys, ILRF (International Labor Rights Fund)

July 1, 2005 will mark the expiration of the Harkin-Engel Protocol, a voluntary protocol agreed to by the chocolate industry to ensure U.S. chocolate products aren't made using illegal child labor. Eyewitness reports from the field confirm that the...

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1 June 2005

US chocolate industry's Harkin-Engel Protocol on child labour expires

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1 June 2005

[PDF] full report: "The news on chocolate is bittersweet: no progress on child labor, but fair trade chocolate is on the rise"

Author: Global Exchange

This report documents these two trends: the lack of movement in the chocolate industry as a whole on the issue of illegal child labor and the forward movement by consumers who are concerned about the working conditions of cocoa workers and have begun...

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