Cadbury Dairy Milk has been involved with Fairtrade since 2009, and Cadbury and Fairtrade are now building on this relationship through a global partnership between Cocoa Life and Fairtrade.
All the cocoa going into Cadbury’s products is verified through FLO-CERT, Fairtrade’s independent verification organisation and Fairtrade is working in partnership with Cocoa Life meaning that as a result, in the UK, five times as much Cadbury chocolate will now be made with sustainably sourced cocoa.
Cadbury's Fairtrade Story
Cadbury and Fairtrade are working in a global partnership to support the roll out of Cocoa Life to Cadbury brands driving greater scale and impact for cocoa farmers and their communities.
Fairtrade will become a partner for the whole Cocoa Life programme, working together to secure the long-term future of cocoa farming communities. Cocoa Life is the sustainability programme for Mondelez International who own global brands such as Cadbury, Milka and Toblerone. By 2019, all Cadbury chocolate in the UK and Ireland will display the Cocoa Life branding, symbolising the adoption of the programme across the Cadbury range.
Fairtrade and Cadbury have achieved significant impact and change since beginning to work together almost a decade ago, for example, farmer income has increased 49% more and cocoa yield increased 37% more in Ghanaian Cocoa Life communities than in communities outside the programme, by enabling the establishment of strong farmer organisations in Ghana, who’ve facilitated the delivery of many benefits to farmers and their communities. These include micro-saving and loan schemes, providing agricultural inputs and training on income diversification and environmental sustainability.
Read more about the partnership.