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Our Guilty Pleasure: Exploitative Child Labour in the Chocolate Industry – 10 Years on From the Harkin-Engel Cocoa Protocol

Author: World Vision Australia, Published on: 20 April 2011

Through the lens of World Vision Australia’s call for the elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including trafficked labour and fair prices for cocoa farmers...the report...examines global initiatives that have arisen in the last decade to address labour exploitation and create a more ethical and sustainable cocoa industry. As more consumers increasingly demand not only chocolate free from child labour and human trafficking, but a cocoa industry that respects, values and adequately recognises their dependency on and rewards the hard work of farmers at the start of the supply chain, the report makes recommendations on what can be done in the next decade to achieve these aspirations. [refers to Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill, Barry Callebaut, Petra Foods, Blommers, Kraft (Cadbury), Mars, Nestle, Hershey, Ferrero, Green & Black (part of Cadbury), Divine Chocolate, Arnott, Armajaro, Unilever, Lindt, Haigh’s Chocolates, Coles, Woolworths]

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Related companies: Archer Daniels Midland Barry Callebaut Cadbury (part of Mondelēz International) Cargill Coles Group Ferrero Green & Black's (part of Cadbury) Hershey Kraft Foods (now Kraft Heinz) Mars Nestlé Unilever Wesfarmers Woolworths Group