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Mars moving toward cocoa sustainability goals

CHICAGO — Solid advances toward cocoa sustainability goals to be met by 2025 was cited in the 2021 Cocoa for Generations (C4G) progress report published Sept. 22 by Mars Wrigley.

The company is seeking to create a “modern, inclusive, and sustainable cocoa supply chain, and 100% of its cocoa being responsibly sourced and traceable from farm to first point of purchase by 2025,” the company said.

As of the end of 2021, Mars said 61% of its cocoa was sourced through the company’s Responsible Cocoa program, and 44% of the global cocoa supply was traced to farm boundaries from its first point of purchase. The traceability figure ties back to about 200,000 in 11 countries. Each year the company discloses how much of the cocoa it sources is traceable to country of origin, a farmer group within that country, and from the first point of purchase to the individual farms supplying that farmer group.

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