All major Australian chocolate manufacturers, including Mondelez, Nestlé, Mars, Ferrero and Lindt, have announced their commitment to using sustainably-sourced cocoa in their locally-produced ranges, in order to fight child labour and give long-term sustainability to the cocoa growing industry.
Chocolate consumption is growing both in Australia and around the world, and the very best position is for a more efficient and prosperous cocoa growing sector in all nations, especially those in Africa,” said Tim Piper, head of confectionery sector, Australian Industry Group. “The Australian chocolate industry has been transparent and encourages the public to note the extraordinary action the industry has been taking to modernise, improve and support African communities, growers and children.”