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Mondelez International

Dear Mondelez:

The women who grow and pick your cocoa deserve better - better pay, fairer treatment, opportunities for training, the chance to own the land they work, and more. Thousands of women farmers and their families are going hungry, but you can change that. As one of the world's leading buyers of cocoa, your policies can make a huge difference to their lives.  

Here's what you can do to help the women in your cocoa supply chain:

Look: You must 'know and show' that women are treated fairly by assessing and reporting on the condition of women in cocoa supply chains.

Listen: You must listen and respond to the demands of women in cocoa supply chains and make public commitments to ensuring women's rights and opportunities.

Act: You must take concrete steps and influence others to redress gender inequities in cocoa supply chains.

As a consumer and an Oxfam supporter, I'm urging you to act now. You're one of the world's biggest food and beverage companies, and you have a responsibility to the women who grow your ingredients.

Signed,

Oxfam America

This petition closed about 1 year ago

How this will help

Oxfam's done 18 months of research on the top 10 food and beverage companies and the impacts of their policies on major social and environmental issues. What did we find? All 10 could be doing a...

Oxfam's done 18 months of research on the top 10 food and beverage companies and the impacts of their policies on major social and environmental issues. What did we find? All 10 could be doing a lot more to help make our world a better place. 

Specifically, the world's biggest cocoa buyers – Mars, Mondelez, and Nestlé, who make products like M&Ms, Oreos, and Crunch – must make equality for women cocoa farmers a priority. When it comes to women, these 3 companies all score low on our Brand Scorecard because:

  • Most cocoa farmers and workers live below the poverty line, and many earn less than $2 a day. 
  •  Less than 5% of the price of a typical chocolate bar goes back to cocoa farmers. 
  •  In West Africa, where most of the world's cocoa comes from, women do nearly half of the labor on cocoa farms but own just a quarter of the land. 
  • Women working on cocoa farms have fewer economic opportunities and, as workers, typically earn less than men. Just one example: in Nigeria, farmers told our researchers that women are paid $2-3 for a day's work, while men earn around $7 per day.

The women who grow and pick the cocoa that Mars, Mondelez, and Nestlé put in their products deserve better: better pay, fair treatment, opportunities for training, the chance to own the land they work, and more. It all starts with consumers like you raising your voice today. 

Help expose the truth Behind the Brands. Together we can change the way these companies do business - and give poeple in poverty the tools they need to thrive.

Learn more about Oxfam's Behind the Brands campaign at BehindTheBrands.org

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