Creating a sustainable chocolate industry
A BCCCA case study

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Page 4: The benefits of sustainability

To be truly sustainable, the chocolate industry's supply chain initiatives focus on 3 key areas.

Helping cocoa growers to be better informed creates:

  • economic benefits - better returns for growers and chocolate manufacturers. Higher Gross Domestic Product for the countries in which cocoa is grown.
  • environmental benefits - encouragement of bio-diversity because cocoa growing does not involve plantation-type agriculture, and helps the proliferation of species.
  • social benefits - valued, traditional ways of life are sustained but in a way that fosters better economic returns for the cocoa farmers, their families and communities.

BCCCA | Creating a sustainable chocolate industry