Tony’s Chocolonely has released its 10th annual FAIR report, detailing the company’s continued efforts to address child labour by promoting transparency, traceability in its supply chain and through its Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS), implemented with the support of the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI).
4.4% cases of child labour found in the partner cooperatives that the company has worked with the longest; and 52.8% cases found in its newer partner cooperatives.
0% illegal deforestation in its supply chain.
77% of the living income premium that Tony's pays in addition to the Farmgate price, was paid directly to farmers, while the rest is being reinvested by the cocoa partner cooperatives. This is done as the company aims to address poverty within cocoa-farming households in its supply chains.
Looking ahead, in 2023, the company plans to
reduce the child labour prevalence rate to under 3% at its long-term partner cooperatives,
implement effective remediation within 6 – 9 months when cases of child labour are found, and
enable farmers in its cocoa supply chain to earn a living income by continuing to pay a higher price.
At ICI, we applaud Tony’s Chocolonely for the transparency in its reporting, and its continued efforts to address child labour and forced labour in its supply chain.
Download Tony’s annual FAIR report here.