Advocacy

A core part of VOICE’s activity is to engage in advocacy: raising the voice and concerns of the underprivileged, and addressing blind spots and underrepresented issues in the value chain. As such, we play a key role in a variety of global cocoa sustainability dialogues. VOICE and our members are driving forces behind the global cocoa dialogue around living income, child labour, deforestation, and human rights and environmental due diligence.

VOICE’s actively participates in a variety of global conversations around all major global cocoa platforms, such as the International Cocoa Organisation, the World Cocoa Foundation and the International Cocoa Initiative.

VOICE and its members are often invited speakers to all the major cocoa events including the World Cocoa Conferences, Chocovision, the annual WCF Partnership Meetings, Chocoa, the Salon du Chocolat, etc.

In addition, VOICE is in continuous bilateral dialogue with almost all of the major global chocolate industry players; chocolate manufacturers, traders and grinders, standards bodies, producing and consuming governments, the EU, etc.