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COMPANY NAME: INTERNATIONAL COCOA INITIATIVE

INTERNATIONAL COCOA INITIATIVE
INTERNATIONAL COCOA INITIATIVE

Address: No. 16, Djanie, Ashie Street, East-Legon, Accra, Ghana

Year of Establishment:

Tel: +233 302 998 870

Email:

Website:  www.cocoainitiative.org

ABOUT US

ICI is a Swiss-based, non-profit foundation that works to ensure a better future for children in cocoa-growing communities. It is a multi-stakeholder partnership advancing the elimination of child labour and forced labour, by uniting the forces of the cocoa and chocolate industry, civil society, farming communities, governments, international organizations and donors.

ICI has been working in cocoa-growing communities in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana for 13 years and within that time has helped advance quantified progress in the fight against child labour in cocoa. Its direct actions alone have improved child protection for more than 380,000 children between 2015 and 2019, and its approaches have led to a 20% reduction in child labour in ICI-assisted communities, as well as a 50% reduction in hazardous child labour amongst at-risk children identified by ICI’s monitoring systems.

OUR VISION

ICI’s vision is of thriving cocoa-growing communities within a dignified, sustainable and responsibly managed cocoa supply chain, where child rights and human rights are protected and respected, and where child labour and forced labour have been eliminated.

OUR MISSION

ICI works together with its partners to improve the lives of children and adults at risk of child labour or forced labour in cocoa-growing communities. ICI innovates, catalyses and supports the development, implementation and scale-up of effective policies and practices that promote child rights and that prevent or remediate child labour and forced labour.

ICI is committed working towards the advancement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and especially supports the fulfilment of SDG8.7

OUR STRATEGY

ICI’s 2021-2026 strategy lays out a vision to support cocoa communities to thrive through the advancement of children’s and workers’ rights. ICI’s new approach aims to catalyse the scale-up of prevention and remediation systems to reach all children and adults at risk of child or forced labour. Our strategic objectives aim to contribute to the creation of three key pillars that are essential to achieving this goal:

  • Responsible supply chains built on systems and services that responsibly and transparently prevent and remediate child labour and forced labour across the entire cocoa supply chain.
  • A supportive enabling environment with local, national and international policies and laws, that inspire, motivate and obligate progress, from human rights due diligence legislation in cocoa-consuming countries, to policies that continue to advance access to quality education and social protection in cocoa-producing countries.
  • Coordinated approaches to support collaboration, alignment and accountability across the cocoa and chocolate industry, civil society, governments, and donors to maximise their collective impact.

COMPANY NAME: WORLD COCOA FOUNDATION

WORLD COCOA FOUNDATION
WORLD COCOA FOUNDATION

Address:

East Legon Boundary Road
Adjacent Sweet Aroma
Accra, Ghana

GPS: GA-372-0282

Year of Establishment: 2000

Tel: 233 302 542 187

Email: wcf@ worldcocoafoundation.org

Website: www.worldcocoafoundation.org

COMPANY NAME: COCOA LIFE

COCOA LIFE
COCOA LIFE

Address: Mole Street, Accra

Year of Establishment: 2008

Website: www.cocoalife.org

COMPANY NAME: SOLIDARIDAD

SOLIDARIDAD
SOLIDARIDAD

Address: Block 14, Nii Sai Road, East Legon, PMB KD 11
Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 0307001687

Year of Est: 1971

Email: ghana@solidaridadnetwork.org

Website: www.solidaridadnetwork.org