Beyond Chocolate: towards a liveable income for small cocoa farmers

Colruyt Group is going to set up a sustainable cacao supply chain in West Africa in order to provide local farmers with a liveable income. In doing this, the group is taking a concrete step towards the realisation of the recently signed sector agreement 'Beyond' Chocolate', that aims to sustainably improve the living conditions of the cacao producers by 2030. Colruyt Group has been working for years to make its chocolate and cacao products more sustainable. For example, the retailer only uses certified sustainable cacao in nearly all of its own-brand chocolate and cacao products, which is the target for all Belgian retailers by 2020.

With this initiative, we contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

No proverty Quality education Gender equality Decent work & economic growth Responsible consumption & production