Is your Valentines chocolate breaking the worlds heart?
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I’m asking as many people as possible to Love your world this Valentines - boycott rain forest destroying chocolate retailers - buy Fairtrade and check whether the producer is using “dirty beans” https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/13/chocolate-industry-drives-rainforest-disaster-in-ivory-coast
West Africa has only 20% rainforest left, loosing 80% to deforestation.
SumOfUs ran a successful campaign which helped get the following result .....
Great news: Cadbury, Ferrero and 20 other chocolate companies just committed to ending rainforest destruction in West Africa.
This is a huge step in our fight to save the rainforest.
But we can’t stop here. The current commitment only applies to West Africa. That means cocoa traders can simply move their illegal practices to other countries. We cannot let that happen. More details here https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.ecowatch.com/chocolate-makers-forests-west-africa-2511687825.amp.html
Will you help share the love this Valentines and buy your chocolates only from retailers who aren’t involved in destroying the heart of our world, our rain forests. Love your world first this Valentine and buy ethically to help change how cocoa is produced.
Consumers have massive power over retailers operating choices and production methods, by boycotting this Valentine and asking retailers if their chocolate products contain cocoa from West Africa or any deforested area. That way you’ll help send a clear message to all chocolate makers that you’re watching for them to keep looking to end production practices which harm our eco systems and instead send love to our world this Valentines and for the future.
this is a list of chocolatiers signed up to end deforestation - feel free to contact them via their websites and social media pages and ask if they use “dirty beans” ask them to feel ❤️ For our � by ending deforestation practices now.
Mr. Antoine de Saint-Affrique, Chief Executive Officer, Barry Callebaut
Mr. Peter Blommer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Blommer Chocolate Company
Mr. Axel d'Hauthuille, Director General, Callivoire
Mr. Harold Poelma, President, Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate
Mr. Patrick Poirrier, Chief Executive Officer, Cémoi
Mr. Anton von Weissenfluh, Chief Executive Officer, Chocolats Halba
Mr. Adam Lechter, Senior Director of Research and Development, Clasen Quality Chocolate
Mr. Arjen R. Thiescheffer, Director, Cocoanect
Mr. Brian Beck, President, Cococo Chocolatiers
Mr. Alain Poncelet, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Cocoa and Coffee, ECOM Group
Mr. Aldo Uva, Chief Officer, Operating Supply and Strategic Business Platforms, Ferrero
Mr. Kevin O’Donnell, Sustainability Director for Global Sourcing, General Mills, Inc.
Mr. Mohamed Elsarky, Chief Executive Officer, Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.
Mr. Gary Guittard, President and CEO, Guittard Chocolate Company
Ms. Michele Buck, CEO, The Hershey Corporation
Mr. Andrew Whittaker and Mr. Brian Whittaker, Joint Managing Directors, J.H. Whittaker & Sons Ltd.
Mr. Dieter Weisskopf, Group CEO, Lindt & Sprüngli Group
Ms. Hazel Culley, Senior Food Sustainable Product and Raw Material Manager, Marks & Spencer Foods
Mr. Blas Maquivar, President, Chocolate UK & Global Retail, Mars Chocolate
Mr. Kazuo Kawamura, President and Representative Director, Meiji Co., Ltd.
Mr. Hubert Weber, Executive Vice President and President, Mondelez Europe
Ms. Sandra Martínez, Global Head of Confectionery, Nestlé
Mr. Gerry Manley, Chief Executive Officer, Olam Cocoa
Ms. Celine Gilart, Head of Social Impact, Ovaltine (Ovomaltine)
Mr. Cem Karakas, CEO, pladis
Mr. Peter Higgins, President, Purdys Chocolatier
Mr. Andreas Ronken, CEO, Ritter Sport
Ms. Judith Batchelar, Director of Sainsbury's Brand, Sainsbury's
Mr. Brad Kintzer, Chief Chocolate Maker, TCHO
Mr. Giles Bolton, Responsible Sourcing Director, Tesco PLC
Mr. Carsten Lyngsø Thomsen, CEO, Toms Group
Mr. Gregory Hess, CEO, Tree Global
Mr. Patrick de Boussac, Chief Executive Officer, Touton
Mr. Toussaint N'guessan, President, Uirevi
Mr. Matt Close, Executive Vice President Ice Cream, Unilever
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