The chocolate industry has had 10 years to eradicate child trafficking in West African cocoa plantations. So far, after earning over $1 trillion, their contribution to this cause is equal to the crumbs of the chocolate missing from this bar.
70% of the world’s cocoa is produced in West Africa, where many farms employ children that are trafficked and forced to work in conditions akin to slavery.
10 YEARS ago the biggest chocolate companies promised to get rid of child trafficking in the cocoa industry in West Africa.
10 YEARS on, despite their promises, we only have a tiny amount of Traffik Free chocolate.
10 YEARS have earned the cocoa industry $1 trillion. Only 0.0075% of this has been invested into improving working conditions in West Africa.