By 2017, the origin of our cocoa will be traceable and all the cocoa we use fulfils the criteria of responsible production.
The responsibility criteria for Fazer are according to WCF’s three criteria: people, profit, and planet. The criteria of responsibility are met when the livelihood is profitable for farmers, people are doing well and cultivation methods are environmentally sustainable. We do not compromise the quality of our cocoa.
In 2015, the share of responsible cocoa was increased to 72 per cent. This share includes the cocoa sourced under certifications (UTZ, Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade Cocoa Programme) and the cocoa sourced under direct sustainability programmes in Nigeria and Ecuador.
”We will continue to increase the share of responsibly produced cocoa by 10 to 15% yearly.”
We will increase the share of responsibly produced cocoa according to our plan, by 10 to 15% on an annual basis according to the availability and market conditions.
|2005||Fazer becomes a member of the World Cocoa Foundation, WFC|
|Fazer Confectionery signs the UN Global Compact initiative|
|2006||Fazer signs the contract to support The Child Labor Alternatives through Sustainable Systems in education (CLASSE) program in Ivory Coast|
|2007||Fazer’s ethical principles published|
|CLASSE program continues in the Ivorian village Biéby through the ECHOES programme established by the World Cocoa Foundation|
|Visit to Ghana: WCF partnership meeting and cocoa field trip|
|2008||Visit to Ecuador: WCF partnership meeting and monitoring of the Ecuadorian cocoa supply chain|
|2009||Visit to Ivory Coast and the sponsor village Biéby|
|2010||Fazer updates its cocoa sourcing strategy to include the criteria for responsible production|
|Fazer sets a cocoa vision: by 2017 the origin of our cocoa will be traceable and all the cocoa we use fulfills the criteria of responsible production|
|Fazer purchases the first lots of UTZ Certified cocoa|
|2011||Fazer actively promotes the initiation of the CEN/TC 415 Traceable and Sustainable Cocoa Standard development|
|Fazer registers as a member of the UTZ Certified Cocoa Program|
|Visit to cocoa farms and communities in Ghana and cocoa processing factory in Nigeria|
|2012||Fazer participates in the CEN standard project with two members in CEN Ad-Hoc working groups and representing Finland in the Finnish mirror committee in CEN meetings in cooperation with the Finnish Standard Association SFS and Finnish Food and Drink Industries Federation ETL|
|30% of Fazer’s cocoa complies with the responsibility programmes, including first lots of fully traceable Nigerian cocoa butter|
|Fazer raises funds to build the first and only secondary school in Biéby|
|2013||Visit to Ivory Coast to examine the traceability and sustainability programmes on a farm and cooperative level and the development of GAP (good agricultural practices) and farmer field school activities|
|Biéby Junior High School opens its doors and a group of Fazer participates in the opening ceremony|
|2014||50% of the cocoa products Fazer uses will comply with the responsibility programmes. This share includes the cocoa sourced under certifications (at the moment including UTZ certified and Rainforest Alliance) and the cocoa sourced under other sustainability programmes conducted by our suppliers and other partners, for example Source Trust.|
|Fazer's cocoa sourcing strategy updated to secure the fulfillment of the 2017 vision|
|Fazer purchases the first lots of Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa|
|2015||70% of Fazer’s cocoa will comply with the responsibility programmes|
|2016||85% of Fazer’s cocoa will comply with the responsibility programmes|
|2017||All 100% of Fazer’s cocoa will be traceable and fulfills the criteria of responsible production|