End child labor in cocoa: big chocolate companies must act now!
After nearly 20 years of big chocolate companies promising to end child labor in cocoa, children are still illegally working to produce the cocoa that ends up in chocolate bars.
To make matters worse, children are being exposed to harmful pesticides that can cause lifelong health problems, including neurological development delays and cancer, and poison the planet.
Chocolate is a $100 billion per year industry, but most cocoa farmers live on less than $1 per day. Cocoa farmers deserve to be paid a living income and children deserve to grow up free from the harms of child labor.
Join Green America and our partners in calling on the world’s ten biggest chocolate companies, including Hershey, Godiva, Mars, and Nestle, to finally put an end to child labor in cocoa and an end to deforestation!
To Nestle, Hershey, Mars, Lindt & Sprungli, Godiva (Pladis), Ferrero, Mondelez, Meiji Co, Orion Corp, and Ezaki Glico Co,
I am deeply concerned that child labor and deforestation are still happening in the cocoa industry! No child should be engaged in exploitative and illegal work so multi-billion-dollar companies can profit off chocolate bars.
After nearly 20 years and many broken promises, chocolate companies must stop profiting off child labor and environmental destruction. These companies must: