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.