The Cocoa Coalition is an informal group of companies (Ferrero, Hershey, Mars Wrigley, Mondelēz International, Nestlé, Toms Group, Tony’s Chocolonely, Unilever), certification organisations (Fairtrade International, Rainforest Alliance), NGOs (Fair Trade Advocacy Office, VOICE Network, Solidaridad) and multi-stakeholder organisations (International Cocoa Initiative).

The Coalition aims to support the development of relevant policy measures with the European Union, including human rights due diligence legislation and bilateral agreements between the European Union and cocoa-producing countries, to drive the production of sustainable cocoa within responsibly managed supply-chains and within a supportive enabling environment.

Please find Cocoa Coalition position papers below.

Dec, 2019 - Joint position paper on the EU’s Regulatory Approach to Cocoa

June, 2021 – Joint position paper on the EU’s Regulatory Approach to Cocoa: Partnership agreements

October, 2021 - Cocoa coalition outlines its proposals for ambitious EU legislation to benefit farmers, producer countries and consumers

September 2022 - Response to the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive proposal

April 2023 - Joint position paper on the proposed EU Forced Labour Regulation