The Fair Trade cocoa movement was built by kids, churches, schools, towns, and individual consumers who want to be able to eat chocolate untainted by bitter working conditions. Fair Trade has revolutionized the global economy by setting minimum standards of fairness – in terms of labor, environment and community development. It has become the yardstick by which to measure and contrast products produced under unbridled free trade conditions.
Ghirardelli Chocolate claims to make premium chocolate by carefully selecting cocoa beans of the highest quality, but real quality should not come at the cost of environmental destruction, poverty, and bitter child labor. We are demanding the company label its chocolate as certified Fair Trade.
We want Fair Trade Certified cocoa now – the only way that we can be sure that farmers and communities are getting a fair price, that no children have to work instead of going to school and that the environment is protected.
In May 2014, Ghirardelli again responded
After meeting with Ghirardelli in August 2014, Global Exchange
vowed to keep the pressure on Ghirardelli until the company Puts a Fair Trade Label on it!
Your action is needed!