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COCOA LIFE

OUR COCOA
LIFE INITIATIVE

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Cocoa Life is Mondelēz International’s global cocoa sustainability program.

Cocoa is the essence of our chocolate and vital to our business, so we ensure it is ‘made right’. Making it right means tackling the complex challenges that cocoa farmers face, including climate change, gender inequality, poverty and child labour.

Cocoa Life is addressing these challenges on the ground, working hand-in-hand with the men and women who make their living from cocoa, focusing on where we can make a difference: turning cocoa into a business of choice, creating inclusive and empowered communities and educating on forest conservation and restoration.

In doing so, we are growing opportunities for cocoa farmers and their families, by tackling all of these problems together.

WHO IS IMPACTED BY COCOA LIFE?

Cocoa is the essence of our chocolate and vital to our business, so we ensure it is ‘made right’. Making it right means tackling the complex challenges that cocoa farmers face, including climate change, gender inequality, poverty and child labour.

Cocoa Life is addressing these challenges on the ground, working hand-in-hand with the men and women who make their living from cocoa, focusing on where we can make a difference: turning cocoa into a business of choice, creating inclusive and empowered communities and educating on forest conservation and restoration.

In doing so, we are growing opportunities for cocoa farmers and their families, by tackling all of these problems together.

Cocoa Life helps communities thrive in six key cocoa-growing origins―Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Indonesia, India, the Dominican Republic and Brazil. We are helping them gain knowledge and skills to improve their livelihoods, strengthen their communities and inspire the next generation of cocoa farmers.

We hold ourselves accountable for creating real change in cocoa-growing communities. By 2022, Cocoa Life aims to reach 200,000 farmers and one million community members. This will help us reach our goal to source cocoa for all of Mondelēz International's chocolate brands from Cocoa Life by 2025. In this way consumers across the world can be confident that the brands they love are made the right way.

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WHO VERIFIES THE IMPACT?

To verify our impact on farmers and through communities and measure progress towards our goal of sourcing all our cocoa sustainably, consistent evaluation is needed. Two independent third parties—Ipsos and FLOCERT—keep us on track.

Impact Evaluation

Ipsos measures our progress on the ground by conducting farmer, farmer household and community studies comparing baseline conditions to developments over at least three years. The studies are designed to evaluate Cocoa Life’s global KPIs across all Cocoa Life origins. Updates about Cocoa Life’s journey and impact will be published annually. For more information on IPSOS’ impact evaluation. click here.

Ipsos is a global non-partisan, objective research practice.

Supply Chain Verification

FLOCERT verifies the flow of cocoa from Cocoa Life communities into our supply chain. It also verifies the benefits cocoa farmers receive, such as premium payments and clear trade terms. Verification drives learning and transparency, and ensures we are sourcing from the farming communities we invest in.

FLOCERT is a socially-focused and leading global certification body.

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BY THE END OF 2019:

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