Areas of focus
To address the challenges and achieve real progress, the Foundation’s solutions-based approach aligns with the industry’s CocoaAction strategy and focuses on three areas: productivity, community and environment.
No deforestation & carbon positive
Zero child labor
The challenges include limited knowledge of good agricultural practices, aging farms and depleted soil; limited access to education, medical facilities, and safe drinking water; and lack of financing options, infrastructure, and transportation.
The Cocoa Horizons Foundation helps to create self-driven and self-sustaining cocoa communities. The program is currently present in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Indonesia, Brazil and Ecuador.
It’s important that we directly collaborate with farmers to better understand the daily challenges they face. This ensures that our programs address the complex issues affecting communities and are tailored to local needs and circumstances.
By pooling investments from the purchase of HORIZONS products and third-party donations with Barry Callebaut contributions, we will achieve economies of scale to go further. Together we can generate more impact from every productivity and community initiative we invest in; effectively and efficiently driving meaningful change.
Helping drive demand
We aim to scale impact by enabling brands to make sustainably sourced chocolate and cocoa irresistible to consumers. Because consumers across the world are becoming every day more eager to understand how to make the right choices in their daily purchases. To achieve this, we will provide brands with inspiring stories about improved lives and better farming techniques to help them drive demand. We will equip them with communication tools to show that they care. Because doing things the right way tastes better.