Meet “Chocopec” – Can a new minimum price give cocoa farmers a living income?

For too long, cocoa cultivation has been synonymous with extreme poverty.


Time for the European Union to act to address deforestation and child labour in the cocoa sector

Following the release of highly concerning data from the Global Forest Watch, we—the undersigned organisations working in the fields of environment, human rights, and agriculture—urge you to take action to address deforestation and child labour in the cocoa sector.


New Dutch Law Combats Child Labor, Highlights Need for EU-Wide Standards on Cocoa

We are pleased to share excellent news from the Netherlands, where the Dutch Senate has approved a law that will combat the scourge of child labor by holding companies accountable for labor practices throughout their supply chains.


Earth Day – Reflecting on environmental reforms in the cocoa industry in the past year

Earth Day is a time for us to reflect on the past year and look to the future. Today, Senior Advisor Etelle Higonnet shares news and updates from Mighty Earth’s campaign to make the chocolate industry sustainable.


Mighty Earth Publishes 2019 Easter Buyer’s Guide for Environmental Chocolate

In advance of the Easter holiday, advocacy organization Mighty Earth released today, an environmental buyers’ guide for sustainable chocolate. The guide assesses 57 chocolate companies’ environmental policies and practices to provide consumers with an easy reference when buying chocolate for friends and family.


Victory: Largest Cocoa Company in Ghana Joins Push for Sustainability

As a result of advocacy by Mighty Earth and the hard work of others including the World Cocoa Foundation, the biggest cocoa company in Ghana, PBC Limited, has joined the Cocoa Forest Initiative to end deforestation and restore forest areas.


Germany Calls for EU Regulations to Address Deforestation and Child Labour in Cocoa Industry

In groundbreaking news for the chocolate industry, Germany has called for European-wide “binding regulations” to address deforestation and child labour in the cocoa industry.


New Report: Corporate Promises Failing to Stop Cocoa-Driven Deforestation

Despite the chocolate industry’s pledge to cease sourcing cocoa linked to deforestation one year ago, a new Mighty Earth report finds that deforestation in West Africa for cocoa has continued, and in some cases has increased.


Belgium joins France in calling for an EU due diligence cocoa law

For the first time, Belgium has called on the European Commission to regulate the cocoa supply chain, including through a “due diligence cocoa law”. France made the same call, last month.


Cocoa Countdown to Christmas

Join us this month to fight for chocolate that's good for people and the planet, with a different action each day on our Advent Calendar.


Colombia Becomes First Country in Latin America to Commit to Deforestation-Free Chocolate

Mighty Earth applauds Colombia’s decision, announced today, to join the Cocoa and Forests Initiative, a global effort to ensure deforestation-free cocoa.


EU legislation must end child labour and deforestation in the cocoa supply chain

A group of civil society organisations are calling on the EU to pass legislation to end severe human rights violations and environmental destruction in cocoa supply chains.