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Quality control by the determination of heavy metals in new variety of cocoa (cocoa mercedes) in Côte d’Ivoire. , Yapo, Kicho Denis, and Ouffoue Sébastien Koffi , Journal de la Société Ouest-Africaine de Chimie , 06/2014, Côte d’Ivoire, p.64, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Improving Productivity and Alleviating Poverty by Acknowledging the Role of Women - Poster presented at the WCC 2014, , World Cocoa Conference 2014, 06/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Increasing Cocoa Quality by Acknowledging the role of Women - Poster presented at the WCC 2014, , World Cocoa Conference 2014, 06/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
The Role of Education in Empowering Young Women in West-African Cocoa Communities - Poster presented at WCC 2014, , World Cocoa Conference 2014, 06/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)

Oxfam analysis and recommendations to Mars, Mondelez, and Nestle on gender equality in the cocoa sector

TitleOxfam analysis and recommendations to Mars, Mondelez, and Nestle on gender equality in the cocoa sector
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsOxfam
Date Published07/2014
InstitutionOxfam
TypeOxfam analysis
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsgender, Mars, Mondelez, Nestle, Oxfam, recommendations
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In the spring of 2013, Oxfam’s Behind the Brands initiative launched a campaign to urge food and beverage companies to do more to ensure equal rights and treatment of women in their supply chains. The campaign focused on Mars, Mondelez and Nestle, who together source nearly 30 percent of the world’s cocoa, and urged them to step up efforts to address endemic inequality and discrimination in their cocoa supply chains. More than 100,000 people, as well as concerned investors and other groups, joined Oxfam to call on these companies to understand how women in their cocoa supply chains are faring and create aggressive action plans to increase gender equality in the production of their ingredients. By April 2013 all three companies stepped up and made commitments to conduct impact assessments within their supply chains and to publish clear action plans to address the issues raised by these impact assessments. Oxfam commended these commitments as an important step toward tackling gender inequality.

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