This week the ofi Cocoa Team is publishing its Cocoa Compass sustainability report for 2020/21 – the year of COP26. The report shares sustainability progress across the cocoa supply chain, achieved in collaboration with customers and partners, and benchmarked against three years of impact data.
From the Brazilian Amazon to the landscapes of Côte d’Ivoire, ofi has taken further steps to protect and restore forests: it distributed 1.75m trees to farmers (a 356% increase since 2017/18) and enhanced the accuracy of its deforestation monitoring, having polygon mapped two-thirds of its sustainability programs. It also invested to reduce its CO2 emissions per metric ton of product output from its cocoa processing facilities, down by 19% since 2018, by installing circular biomass boilers fueled by waste cocoa shells and switching to green electricity.
All cocoa data collected by ofi can feed directly into AtSource, giving customers full visibility of their cocoa’s environmental and social impact, including traceability for all of ofi’s directly sourced cocoa (cocoa sourced directly from a farm, farmer group or cooperative).
Read the press release here.