10 Years of Cocoa Life

In 2022, to celebrate ten years of helping lift the people and protect the landscapes where cocoa grows, the Cocoa Life team launched the ‘10 Stories For 10 Years’ campaign. We spoke to key partners from across the program – from farmers to community members, local co-operative leads to global NGOs, our suppliers to our advisors – to tell 10 stories from the past decade. These stories highlight how Cocoa Life is helping make cocoa sourcing more sustainable in key cocoa-producing countries, and demonstrate how through smart innovation and collaboration, we are helping to make cocoa right.

Cocoa Life’s approach to help address the risk of child labor in the global cocoa supply chain focuses on prevention, monitoring, and remediation; with a heavy emphasis on addressing the systemic root causes of child labor, including improving household incomes and access to quality education. At Cocoa Life, we know cocoa communities can only have a thriving future if the rights of children within them are protected, which is why through education, we are empowering the next generation to advocate to their own development and thrive. To learn more about how we have been moving cocoa forward together over the past ten years, you can find the full series here.