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Do chocolates use child labor?

The cocoa they grow and harvest is sold to a majority of chocolate companies, including the largest in the world. In recent years, a handful of organizations and journalists have exposed the widespread use of child labor, and in some cases slavery, on cocoa farms in Western Africa.

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Beside this, what chocolate brands use child labor?

“Right now, Nestlé leads among major chocolate companies in tackling child labor head-on with a monitoring and remediation program based in the communities from where it sources cocoa,” says Jardim. Bunched together just below Nestlé are Mars, Mondelez, and Lindt.

Additionally, does Hershey use child labor? Hershey's, Nestlé and Mars Are Still Using Child Labor on Cocoa Farms. In a very in-depth report from The Washington Post, reporters Peter Whoriskey and Rachel Siegel found that child labor is still widely used in the chocolate industry.

which chocolate companies do not use child labor?

5 Ethical Cocoa Brands That Don't Rely on Child Labor

  • Alter Eco. Alter Eco chocolate bars and truffles are made with cacao sourced from South America where, according to Food is Power, it is less likely that cacao is farmed using child labor.
  • Divine.
  • Endangered Species.
  • Theo.
  • Madécasse.

Does Fair Trade chocolate use child labor?

Fairtrade standards prohibit child labor, but no person or product certification system can provide a 100% guarantee that a product is free of child labor. Fairtrade chooses to work in products (like cotton and cocoa) and countries with high risk of child labor because that is where children and youth need us most.

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