GES would like to invite you to a webinar on 22 August 2017, at 2:00 PM CEST where we will present our new report ‘Combatting child labour in cocoa – investor expectations and corporate good practice’.
Significant efforts are being carried out against child labour in the cocoa supply chain. However, there is indication that over two million children continue to work in hazardous conditions in West African countries, and in particular Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) and Ghana. Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana are also the worlds’ leading cocoa producing countries, together accounting for almost 70 per cent of cocoa production worldwide. Since the Harkin-Engel protocol in 2001, the industry has made pledges to stop such practices. As efforts continue to be strengthened across the cocoa supply chain by the industry, governments and other actors, there is a recognition that a lot of work remains to be done.
The report sets specific investor expectations on cocoa companies to 1) roll-out systems to identify and remediate cases of child labour in the cocoa supply chain, and; 2) provide support to cocoa-growing farmers for them to move towards a living income. GES will present such expectations more in detail, as well as how investors may use the report to engage with the cocoa sector.
- Stina Nilsson, Senior Engagement Manager, GES
The webinar will include a 30 minutes’ presentation, followed by a Q&A session.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
* Registration open for investors and asset managers.