Australian-made Cadbury chocolate from sustainably sourced cocoa

Thursday, 25 March, 2021

Australian-made Cadbury chocolate from sustainably sourced cocoa

Cadbury has announced that 100% of the cocoa volume sourced for its Australian-made products comes from the Cocoa Life program.

Cocoa Life is Mondelez International’s sustainable cocoa sourcing program operating across three continents and focuses on making cocoa right.

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

A 10-year, $500 million investment, the program is designed to create a thriving cocoa sector. Its holistic approach tackles the root issues cocoa farming communities face through partnership, on-the-ground intervention and innovation helping cocoa farmers gain knowledge and skills to improve their livelihoods, strengthen their communities, protect and restore forests and inspire the next generation to see cocoa farming as a business of choice.

Paul Chatfield, Marketing Director for Cadbury, said the milestone was a proud achievement for Cadbury Australia, particularly given it had been achieved four years ahead of the company’s 2025 commitment.

“Cocoa is at the heart of our products, so ensuring it’s sourced in a way that benefits farmers and their communities is integral to the long-term sustainability of the cocoa farming sector.

“Cocoa Life partners with 29 suppliers and NGOs to deliver the program on the ground. By taking a partnership approach, we ensure we’re meeting the individual needs of each cocoa farming community.

“We know Australian chocolate lovers are increasingly conscious of the impact their choices have on the planet, so it’s great to know that by choosing their favourite chocolate, they’re helping to support sustainable farming practices and empowered communities,” Chatfield said.

Cadbury makes over 90% of the products it sells in Australia at factories in Melbourne and Hobart, as well as operating a dairy in Burnie, Tasmania.

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