Mondelez International to Invest $400 Million to Help One Million People in Cocoa Farming Communities

Cocoa Life will collaborate with governments, civil society and suppliers with a mission to transform the cocoa supply chain. The company is already working with third party experts such the United Nations Development Program, World Wildlife Fund and Anti-Slavery International to develop a robust set of principles for success and ways to measure progress.

“At the heart of Cocoa Life is our belief in improving the lives of cocoa farmers,” said Bharat Puri, Senior Vice President, Global Chocolate. “We’re investing in much more than farming – it’s about empowering cocoa communities as a whole so cocoa farming villages become places where people want to live.”

Cocoa Life’s approach is to create win-win relationships and benefit farming communities by working with partners in four key ways:

SOURCE Mondelez International, Inc.