Read about our new report on the ethics of chocolate, developed through our Europe-wide Supply Chainge project.
In the lead up to Easter this year, Think Global took part in a Europe-wide study (developed through our collaborative Supply Chainge project) investigating the ethics of supermarket chocolate bars and Easter bunnies. So how ‘fair and green’ are these sweet treats?
Overall, the report found there are major problems with ethics in the supply chains of major chocolate producers and retailers, including child labour, use of illegal pesticides, and exploitation of small scale farmers (who often struggle to live on less than £1 a day).
In the UK, the report ranked own-brand chocolate bars and Easter bunnies for major supermarkets including Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s – take a look at our summary report (linked above) here to find out how your favourite brands fared…
Remember there is still time to sign the petition calling for improved conditions and ethics with chocolate supply chains – join us to make a real difference in the lives of many people in developing countries!