Cocoa Accountability Map 2.0 Webinar

Cocoa Accountability Map 2.0 Webinar July 31, 2020 Mighty Earth recently hosted a webinar for the launch of our Cocoa Accountability Map 2.0 as part of our effort to trigger a transparency and traceability revolution in the cocoa sector. Our updated Cocoa Accountability Map now has land use information for all of Côte d’Ivoire, new supply chain information, and better cocoa cooperative…

Consumer Brands Set Precedent by Suspending Samling Group

As the notorious timber and palm oil conglomerate Samling Group continues to destroy rainforests, Mighty Earth’s new scorecard reveals that many consumer brands like Nestlé and Unilever have taken action to suspend the group from their palm oil supply chains.   These actions could signal a new trend of adopting zero tolerance towards egregious groups that continue to engage in deforestation,…

Unilever, Mars, Hershey, and World’s Largest Palm Oil Traders Suspend Rogue Supplier Over Its Relentless Deforestation

Notorious tycoon-owned timber and palm oil conglomerate Samling scrambles to adopt sham “No Deforestation” policy to keep customers while continuing to destroy rainforests Some of the world’s largest consumer goods brands and their palm oil suppliers have suspended one of Malaysia’s most notorious timber and palm oil conglomerates, Samling Group, due to its relentless deforestation. To date,…

Samling and Mulia Sawit’s Ongoing Deforestation

Samling and Mulia Sawit’s Ongoing DeforestationMarch 31, 2020 A slow loris in Southeast Asia. As the sun sets, a small, wide-eyed primate emerges from its slumber. This primate, a slow loris, starts to move away from its sleeping nook high in a tree, traveling along a branch in search of food. This quest has become difficult with the sustained clearance of the rainforests it calls home and…

Interactive Map Sets New Standard for Cocoa Transparency and Accountability

For two years now, the cocoa industry and government of Cote d’Ivoire have promised in vain to develop joint monitoring mechanisms, in order to make good on their “Cocoa & Forests Initiative” November 2017 promise of ending deforestation in cocoa. They pledged the “Adoption of a transparent satellite-based monitoring system, the results of which are independently validated, and which provide…

Cocoa Accountability

  Rapid Response: Cocoa Version française ici About the Map Mighty Earth’s Cocoa Accountability Map uses data from IMAGES' (Vivid Economics) platform and through a partnership with MapHubs, creates a revolution in traceability and transparency for the cocoa industry in Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s largest cocoa producing country. The map combines cocoa supply chains from nearly every…

NYC Activists call on Cargill to Stop the Amazon Fires & Embrace Regenerative Agriculture

“Hey Cargill, you can’t hide--we charge you with ecocide.”  Converging for an early morning action, over 40 New Yorkers chanted, sang, and held handmade signs as Cargill Senior Vice President Ruth Kimmelshue arrived at the Intercontinental Monday morning for an interview with the Wall Street Journal. The action was sponsored by 30 organizations, including SumOfUs, Friends of the Earth,…

Companies Support Higher Cocoa Prices for Farmers

Companies Support Higher Cocoa Prices for Farmers Mighty Earth collected statements from industry with varying level of support for the much-needed price increase for cocoa to protect farmers. While we do not in any way endorse these statements, they serve to debunk the notion that industry will not support a price increase. We call on companies which have yet to publicly commit to paying a…

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

A letter to Vice-President Jyrki Tapani Katainen: 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. As the world’s largest importer of cocoa, the European Union has the duty to…

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

Reflecting on 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. Over the last twelve months, Mighty Earth has worked hard to reform industrial agriculture practices across all of our campaigns, including meat, soy, rubber, and palm oil. Today, Senior Advisor Etelle Higonnet shares news and updates from Mighty…

World’s major chocolate companies make landmark call for EU to regulate cocoa sector

Update (March 5, 2020): Nestlé announces support for human rights and environmental due diligence. Update (March 3, 2020): Cabisco announces support for due diligence regulations to support sustainability. Update (Jan. 6, 2020): Nestlé and Hershey’s have joined the ranks of companies calling for regulation! Update (December 2019): European Cocoa Association announces support for due…

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. With this new action, Germany joins Belgium and France, which have issued similar appeals in recent months, in the campaign for truly sustainable chocolate. Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner and Development Minister…

SumofUs Shareholder Resolution

      SumOfUs members filed a shareholder resolution against one of the biggest chocolate companies in the world – Mondelez and Cadbury – asking them to clean up their act for forests and farmers.    

Petitions on Cocoa

Sign a Petition! Add your name to more than 2 million signatures on over 100 petitions Through our work aimed at stopping deforestation for chocolate worldwide, people just like you are getting involved to stop forest destruction. Together with other NGOs, we have succeeded in collecting nearly 1 million signatures on a variety of petitions targeted at…

Palm Oil: Report 5

Mighty Earth Rapid Response Report 5 See PDF Here Indonesian companies:  PT Palem Segar Lestari, PT Megakarya Jaya Raya, PT Kartika Cipta Pratama, PT Krida Dharma Kahuripan, PT Kapuasindo Palm Industry, PT Rimba Karya Rayatama, PT Harapan Rimba Jaya, PT Persada Kencana Prima Malaysian company:  BLD Plantation Bhd   June 2018 Prepared with support from…

Palm Oil: Report 4

Mighty Earth Rapid Response Report 4 See PDF Here BLD Plantation Bhd, PT Permata Putera Mandiri (Blok I), LPF/0039 Zedtee SB, PT Agriprima Cipta Persada, PT Condong Garut May 2018 Prepared with support from Aidenvironment and MapHubs BLD Plantation Bhd   Concession Information: BLD is located in Sarawak. It covers an area of 20,158 hectares. (Long 111°47'22.67"E,…

Et si votre chocolat de la Saint-Valentin avait été gâché par la déforestation?

Et si votre chocolat de la Saint-Valentin avait été gâché par la déforestation? La destruction des forêts liée à l’exploitation du cacao en Côte d’Ivoire et au Ghana a été bien documentée, notamment par le récent rapport de Mighty Earth, « La déforestation amère du chocolat ». Aujourd’hui, une nouvelle étude démontre que la culture du cacao provoque des déforestations dans d’autres régions du…

Tu cacao, besado por la deforestación

Tu cacao, besado por la deforestación La destrucción de los bosques a causa del cacao en Costa de Marfil y Ghana han sido muy bien documentadas, incluyendo el informe más reciente de Mighty Earth, “El secreto más oscuro del chocolate”. Actualmente, nuevas investigaciones revelan que el cacao está impulsando la deforestación en otras regiones del mundo, desde Asia hasta el Amazonas. Mighty…

Your Cocoa, Kissed By Deforestation

Your Cocoa, Kissed By Deforestation EspañolFrançaisThe destruction of forests for cocoa in Ivory Coast and Ghana has been well-documented, including in Mighty Earth’s recent report, “Chocolate’s Dark Secret.” Now, new research shows that cocoa is driving ongoing deforestation in other regions of the world, from Asia to the Amazon. Mighty Earth undertook mapping of cocoa-producing regions in…

Mighty Earth: Victory on Chocolate; Intensifying Focus on Meat Industry

Dear friends, I wanted to share some important updates with you regarding Mighty Earth’s work around the world to make agriculture environmentally and socially responsible. Also, stay tuned for a big announcement on the expansion of our work for clean energy. A Breakthrough on Chocolate First, we’re very pleased to announce that the world's leading chocolate companies, including Mars,…