Soap for cocoa farmers in Côte d'Ivoire

Barry Callebaut and Unilever collaborate to support cocoa farmer cooperatives in Côte d'Ivoire

Barry Callebaut and Unilever join forces to respond to COVID-19 with the donation and distribution of 10’000 pieces of soap to cocoa farming communities in Côte d'Ivoire.

The World Health Organization recommends that frequent hand washing with soap and water is an important protective measure against the spread of COVID-19. However, in rural communities, access to soap can be difficult.

This is why, as part of our commitment to supporting cocoa farmers during COVID-19 we are joining forces with our customers to help the livelihoods and income of farmers whilst protecting their health and their family’s health. We have collaborated with Unilever to deliver 10’000 pieces of soap to cocoa farming communities in Côte d'Ivoire.

Unilever presented the donation to Barry Callebaut, who managed the distribution to Unilever cocoa farmer cooperatives.

In addition, we have committed to further support farmer communities with:

  • The distribution of official WHO posters with COVID-19 protective instructions to farmer groups, via local coaches.
  • Supporting governmental dissemination of evolving and urgent information to remote communities, via our coaching networks.
Soap against COVID-19
From left to right: Unilever’s Stéphane Achio, Planning Supply Chain Director, Mr. Patrick Tognisso, Marketing Director, presented the donation to Alexis Ouolo, Sustainability Director and Sylvie Aouro, Partnerships and Reporting Manager, Barry Callebaut
Taryn Ridley

Taryn Ridley

Working as Lead, ESG Integration and Communications in the Corporate Communications team of Barry Callebaut. Native Australian, but loves living in the land of the Toblerone. Passionate about a range of sports, nature and travelling.

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