ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL COCOA INITIATIVE

THE INTERNATIONAL COCOA INITIATIVE (ICI) PROMOTES CHILD PROTECTION IN COCOA-GROWING COMMUNITIES. WE WORK TO ENSURE A BETTER FUTURE FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES.

HUMANITY

We believe that ICI’s responsibility is to help, protect and serve those who are in need, particularly by putting the best interests of vulnerable children and their families at the heart of our interventions,  as well as by promoting and upholding fairness, justice and dignity, both inside and outside of ICI.

INTEGRITY

We uphold the highest standards of honesty, accountability, and transparency in all aspects of our work. We are committed to exercising and demonstrating an appropriate, efficient and rational use of resources for the maximum impact possible.

NEUTRALITY

We are independent, unbiased, impartial, equitable and inclusive in how we engage with beneficiaries, stakeholders and staff, and in the decisions we make.

PARTNERSHIP

We believe that durable, scalable and impactful solutions depend on dialogue, collaboration, joint learning and coordinated, collective action. We promote a vision of shared responsibility, where everyone deriving revenue, profit or pleasure from cocoa or chocolate works together and contributes to a more dignified and sustainable supply-chain.

INNOVATION

We encourage creative thinking, challenging the status-quo, and adapting to new realities. We are results-focused but are also ready to take calculated risks and to learn from failure as well as success. We aim to influence, inspire and lead the way.