Why Cocoa Life?

Cocoa farmers and their communities face several complex challenges, including:

Productivity: limited knowledge of farming techniques, limited access to planting materials, pests and disease
Environmental: climate change, aging trees, unfertile soil
Social: limited access to education, gender inequality, fewer leadership roles for women
Financial: poverty, lack of access to finance

Cocoa Life is changing this.

Together, we create a movement to make cocoa, the essence of chocolate, right.

WHAT IS COCOA LIFE?

Cocoa Life is Mondelēz International’s global cocoa sustainability program. Cocoa is the essence of our chocolate and vital to our business, so we ensure it is ‘made right’.

Making it right means tackling the complex challenges that cocoa farmers face, including climate change, gender inequality, poverty and child labor.

Cocoa Life is addressing these challenges on the ground, working hand-in-hand with the men and women who make their living from cocoa, focusing on where we can make a difference: turning cocoa into a business of choice, creating inclusive and empowered communities and educating on forest conservation and restoration.

In doing so, we are growing opportunities for cocoa farmers and their families, by tackling all of these problems together.

By 2025, all Mondelēz International’s chocolate brands will source their cocoa through Cocoa Life.

"Cocoa Life is on a long-term journey to create a vibrant, strong cocoa supply chain while growing opportunities that transform the lives and livelihoods of farmers and their communities. We believe that empowered, thriving cocoa communities are the essential foundation for sustainable cocoa."

Cathy Pieters, Program Director, Cocoa Life

Our Mission and Vision

We have a vision to make cocoa right.

That's why our mission is to lead the transformation of the cocoa sector. We do this by implementing our own holistic program in partnership with others, sharing what we've learned on the journey, and by advocating for policy change.

We are creating a movement for lasting change, rooted in deep understanding, sector-wide collaboration and partnership.

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Our holistic approach

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Making it right means tackling the complex challenges that cocoa farmers face. We tackle the root causes of these challenges, holistically. That means we don’t fix one problem only to create another.

We focus our efforts on the three areas where we can make the most difference: cocoa farming as a prosperous business; empowered and inclusive cocoa communities; conserving and restoring forests.

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We Believe

A sustainable cocoa supply begins with empowered cocoa farmers
Integrity and accountability are as important as sun and water
Partnership is the key to lasting change
Efficient farming practices lead to financial security
The work of children is education and play
Gender equality benefits everyone
Conserving the land and forests is a promise to future generations

Cocoa Life: together, we grow opportunities

Brands

Mondelēz International is making the commitment to responsible cocoa even more clear through its chocolate brands. When you see the Cocoa Life logo on your favorite chocolate, you’ll know it was made with sustainably sourced cocoa.

We are proud of how far we’ve come to help these communities thrive and Mondelēz International’s chocolate is a testament to this work. We are determined to do more and bring you closer to the cocoa farming communities where your chocolate comes from.

  • Cadbury
  • Côte d'Or
  • Freia
  • Marabou
  • Milka
  • Suchard
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