Farmer poverty is an enduring issue in the cocoa sector. Our 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standard addresses this critical issue from many angles, including the introduction of Origin Matching Mass Balance in cocoa.
We’re transitioning to 'origin matching' mass balance sourcing for cocoa, an approach that will bring more clarity and equity to cocoa supply chains. It will allow us to shift towards a certified supply chain that more closely mirrors the actual flow of ingredients and investments, while still providing flexibility.
Including an introduction to the concept of mass balance, explanation of the origin matching rules, and how to make credible claims on products and materials. With links to useful (communication)