We’ve developed a carbon footprint calculator that breaks down the carbon impact along the cocoa production journey. The graph below shows that by far the majority of emissions come from ‘land use change’. Land use change impacts stem from the past conversion of forests into agricultural land. Although this takes place long before we enter the journey, we see a responsibility – and an opportunity – to work with farmers on reforestation and crop diversity.
As well as practical programs, we reach out to policymakers and other organizations to show the potential for agroforestry methods in tackling global climate and poverty reduction goals.
Giving customers the information they need
Not only is our carbon calculator helping us focus our own efforts on where we can cut the most carbon, we are convinced it will also help our customers make low-carbon decisions. For example, they will be able to measure the impact of their chocolate recipe, and compare it with different types of chocolate, and with other snack items too. Our smart carbon footprint tool can be found online.