Thanks to the pressure of nearly 40,000 action takers Godiva has issued a public policy on responsible cocoa! Within this policy, Godiva commits to taking steps to scale child labor monitoring and remediation systems to 100%, commits to working with suppliers so that cocoa farmers earn a living income, and to no deforestation, among other commitments.
The policy and commitments are a positive step in the right direction. But, Godiva is still behind many other major chocolate companies in addressing social and environmental issues from cocoa.
We will continue to monitor Godiva’s progress. The new policy is a shift in the right direction, however the policy and commitments must be met with swift, meaningful action.