At Quantis, we're proud of developing this cutting-edge carbon footprinting assessment with Barry Callebaut to evaluate the impacts of cocoa farming on land-use change and deforestation. It provides a more realistic snapshot of what is happening on the ground, paving the way for more precise footprints, reduction strategies and action plans to effectively tackle land-use change emissions in the cocoa supply chain. We hope this will inspire the wider industry to action and accelerate sustainable transformation.
Importantly, using satellite data also helps us to analyze deforestation events with even more focus. This depth of detail provides us with the opportunity to engage with farming communities on the adoption of natural resource management and avoid activities such as land-clearing for agriculture, which can result in deforestation.
As part of our Forever Chocolate commitments, we aim to be carbon and forest positive by 2025.
But we also look beyond our own chocolate and cocoa supply chain. We are working to create a movement to address the biggest challenges in our industry and we can only do this by working together to develop innovative and scalable solutions.
This is why we recommend the assessment to other companies that are committed to forest protection or would like to link forest protection activities at farm level with their carbon goals.