On May 28, 2018, Barry Callebaut and The Hershey Company (“Hershey”) committed to address community needs and implement child labor monitoring and remediation with farmers across 32 communities in Côte d’Ivoire.
“The Hershey Company does not tolerate, and is committed to preventing, child labor across the entire supply chain. Child labor is a symptom of poverty and we have therefore chosen under our new Cocoa For Good strategy to address it in a holistic manner. Strong communities play a vital role to drive the ownership in prevention and remediation efforts against child labor and we believe that todays’ children and youth become tomorrow’s leaders when they’re equipped with the skills and resources to build successful futures – in cocoa-growing communities and beyond.” stated Jeff King Sr.Director CSR, Sustainability and Social Innovation.
“In our efforts to safeguard child rights and promote child protection in cocoa-growing communities, we welcome the opportunity to continue to expand our collaboration with industry partners and implement robust strategies to address child labour. Within this scaled-up partnership, we will provide technical support, quality assurance and benchmarking while delivering training programs and the follow-up of any child labor cases found."
Barry Callebaut Story for World Day Against Child Labor 2018https://www.barry-callebaut.com/sites/default/files/styles/paragraph_image_gallery_full/public/2021-05/world-childlabourday_0.jpg?itok=bZWoGJWd