In the Global South, forests are cleared, pesticides are sprayed, and water is polluted just so that we can enjoy our chocolate and other small luxuries. Many of the people who grow the commodities for these goods are living in poverty. Child labour is still a reality.
The EU is currently drafting a due diligence law that aims to keep corporations in check. It will require them to closely monitor their suppliers along the entire supply chain and the corporations themselves will be held liable for non-compliance. However, the EU law is in danger of being watered down.
This also affects Switzerland because large Swiss companies that generate revenue in the EU would also be held accountable. Furthermore, a stricter law would send a clear message to Swiss politicians, following the rejection of the Responsible Business Initiative by a narrow margin in 2020.
With our chocolate Angry Gorilla, we fight to hold corporations accountable for their actions.
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Chocolate has a problem
Most cocoa producers can't make a living from their work.
What's wrong in the cocoa trade
Cocoa farming is closely linked to poverty, illegal deforestation and child labour. Stricter rules for corporations could change that.Read more