Lidl GB is a member of the Retailer Cocoa Collaboration, a coalition of retailers formed in response to the broad challenges facing the cocoa sector, including deforestation, low incomes and child labour.
We recognise the need to go beyond certification. Through this pre-competitive group we aim to support existing industry efforts to drive improvements in the cocoa sector by engaging more closely with the supply chain, including the main traders of cocoa into Europe. The first aim of the RCC is to measure the progress of traders on key social and environmental issues related to cocoa within their supply chains. This process promotes transparency, encourages progress beyond certification and will ultimately enable systemic change at a key point in the cocoa supply chain.