24 April 2024 | 07:30 – 09:00 CEST | Warwick Hotel, 5 Rue Duquesnoy, Brussels  

With new EU legislation such as the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive on the horizon, there's a growing need to address the practical implementation of Human Rights Due Diligence. Competent authorities of EU Member States will need to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and tools to enforce the legislation effectively and companies need legal certainty on what constitutes acceptable due diligence. In parallel, the EU is committed to supporting cocoa-producing countries such as Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in creating the right enabling environment to drive sustainable cocoa forward. 

  • What is good Human Rights Due Diligence in the cocoa sector?
  • How will the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive be enforced in practice?
  • What should cocoa-producing and cocoa-consuming countries expect from each other?
  • What measures should be in place in cocoa-producing countries, for corporate efforts to effectively lead to the desired changes for rightsholders and how can the EU and EU Member States support technically and financially? 

Join panellists on 24 April in the margins of the World Cocoa Conference to address these questions.

  • Régis Méritan, DG IntPa, European Commission 
  • Urszula-Maria Stepkowska, DG Trade, European Commission 
  • Isabelle Adam, Touton 
  • Antonie Fountain, VOICE Network  
  • Sylvestre Séka Séka, Conseil Café-Cacao

(Please note: Breakfast will be provided. The Warwick hotel is 5 minutes walk from World Cocoa Conference Venue - the SQUARE.)

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