A sustainable cocoa supply chain calls for high standards of quality and productivity whereby cocoa is safe for consumer consumption, complies with manufacturers' quality requirements, and meets the growing global demand.
CAOBISCO, ECA and FCC are committed to working towards more sustainable cocoa which complies with such requirements for consumer, manufacturer and farmer benefit. In 2013, the three associations joined forces by setting up a Joint Research Fund that operates under the associations' Joint Cocoa Quality & Productivity Working Group (CQPWG) and is currently administered by ECA. The contributing members are ADM, Armajaro, Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Casa Luker, Cemoi, Dutch Cocoa, Ferrero, Guittard, Mars, Mondelēz, Nederland, Nestlé, Olam, Storck, Touton and Valrhona.
With 17 member National Associations, as well as direct member companies and affiliated members, CAOBISCO is the voice of more than 11,000 European chocolate, biscuit and confectionery manufacturers all over Europe.
ECA is a trade association that groups the major companies involved in the cocoa bean trade and processing, in warehousing and related logistical activities in Europe.
FCC has over 180 Members, operating in all areas of the cocoa supply chain from production/exportation through to chocolate manufacturing including the cocoa trade, cocoa processors, banks, logistics providers and superintendents.
A UK-based non-profit scientific research association that is supported by Mars Chocolate, Mondelēz International and ICE Futures Europe.