Mondelēz International has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Forestry Commission of Ghana, Ghana Cocoa Board and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), reinforcing its dedication to scale back emissions in its cocoa provide chain throughout Ghana.

Through Cocoa Life, Mondelēz International’s signature sustainable cocoa sourcing program, the corporate will take a number one position in imposing initiatives to ship the Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ Program (GCFRP) which goals at tackling deforestation and wooded area degradation.

Hubert Weber, government vice chairman and president Europe at Mondelēz International mentioned: “Deforestation makes up the largest part of our carbon footprint, which is why it’s so important for us to address this issue head on. Through this collaboration, we can be even more efficient in safeguarding the environment and helping cocoa farmers become resilient against climate change,” mentioned.

“This partnership builds on Cocoa Life’s ongoing forest protection efforts. It’s an exciting new chapter in our work in Ghana and fits with the commitment we made by signing the Cocoa & Forests Initiative Framework for Action at COP23.”