A partnership to combat child labour in the chocolate and cocoa industry

This partnership in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire between the ILO and a number of companies in the chocolate and confectionery industry seeks to eliminate child labour and to ensure workforce continuity in cocoa growing farms by younger generations. The partnership contributes to the implementation of the 2010 Framework of Action to Support Implementation of the Harkin-Engel Protocol on child labour in cocoa, and addresses the multiple causes of child labour, such as household poverty, the reliance of families on their children’s income, and the lack of access to education.

Partners: ADM, Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Ferrero, The Hershey Company,
Kraft Foods, Mars Incorporated and Nestlé