Cote D'Ivoire cocoa supply chain

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Cote D'Ivoire cocoa data highlights

Over Time

Cocoa Volume (t)

2M

2019

Cocoa deforestation exposure (ha)

1.4M

2019

Exporting Companies

5 companies
are exposed to

49% of Deforestation

of Cote D'Ivoire cocoa exports

top 5 Companies
By deforestation exposure (2019)
CARGILL
180k ha
OLAM
170k
BARRY CALLEBAUT
160k
TOUTON
99k
SUCDEN
79k
OTHER Companies
730k

Hotspots

11% of Regions (DEPARTMENTS)
account for

61% of Deforestation

of Cote D'Ivoire cocoa production

top 5 DEPARTMENTS
By deforestation exposure (2019)
INDIRECT SOURCING
350k ha
SAN-PEDRO
61k
DUEKOUE
47k
SASSANDRA
40k
ABOISSO
40k
OTHER DEPARTMENTS
410k

Importing Countries

5 countries
are exposed to

63% of Deforestation

of Cote D'Ivoire cocoa imports

top 5 Importing Countries
By deforestation exposure (2019)
NETHERLANDS
380k ha
UNITED STATES
160k
BELGIUM
120k
MALAYSIA
120k
GERMANY
100k
OTHER Importing Countries
520k

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Unloading sacks of cocoa at Abidjan port, Ivory Coast

Cocoa exports drive deforestation in Côte d’Ivoire

November 2022
By Cécile Renier

Commodity traders Cargill, Olam, Barry Callebaut and Touton are exposed to high levels of deforestation in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), where 2.4 million hectares of forest has been cleared in the past two decades primarily to produce cocoa for Europe’s chocolate manufacturers.

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10 Aug 2023

Supporting the EU deforestation regulation’s benchmarking system

Trase and Proforest have published recommendations for establishing a fair and effective risk benchmarking to underpin the EU deforestation regulation.

Unloading sacks of cocoa at Abidjan port, Ivory Coast

Cocoa exports drive deforestation in Côte d’Ivoire

Commodity traders Cargill, Olam, Barry Callebaut and Touton are exposed to high levels of deforestation in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), where 2.4 million hectares of forest has been cleared in the past two decades primarily to produce cocoa for Europe’s chocolate manufacturers.

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8 May 2022

Action needed to address indirect sourcing 'blindspot'

Traders, food manufacturers, retailers and governments must take action to reduce the deforestation risks associated with indirect – and often unknown – sources of commodities, according to new research.

Cocoa farm workers in Côte d’Ivoire

Chocolate companies face deforestation risks from unknown cocoa supplies

A lack of transparency about deforestation in the cocoa supply chain is creating reputational and regulatory risks for commodity traders and chocolate manufacturers.

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