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Olam Cocoa joins Cooperative Initiative to end deforestation in the cocoa supply chain

March 17, 2017

Twelve of the world’s leading cocoa and chocolate companies agreed to a statement of collective intent committing them to work together, in partnership with others, to end deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain, with an initial focus on Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.

The agreement, concluded here during a meeting hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales, commits the participating companies to develop and present a joint public-private framework of action to address deforestation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP 23) meeting in Bonn in November of this year.

Learn more about the Cocoa & Forests Initiative here.


Media Coverage

Financial Times – Chocolate Makers and cocoa groups vow to end deforestation. To view the article click here.

For more information on the commitment, please visit: 

For more information about The Prince of Wales and to read his full speech, visit

WCF Prince of Wales

Olam Cocoa CEO Gerard A. Manley with HRH The Prince of Wales and the other leading cocoa and chocolate company executives at Clarence House.