How we fight deforestation
Toms Group is signatory to the cross-industry initiative Cocoa Forest Initiative, CFI.
Fighting deforestation is an integrated part of our persistent engagement for a sustainable production of cocoa in Ghana.
To support a wider focus on this important aspect of sustainability, we are signatory of the Cocoa Forest Initiative, CFI. An overview of our CFI-contribution for 2021 is seen here.
If you want to learn more about our work to ensure a sustainable operation and development of the Toms Group along our entire value chain, please have a look at our annual sustainability report for 2021:
More info on Cocoa & Forests Initiative
At the November 2017 UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), top cocoa-producing countries Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana with Toms Group and leading chocolate and cocoa companies from around the world announced far-reaching Cocoa & Forests Initiative Frameworks for Action. Central to the Frameworks is a commitment to no further conversion of any forest land for cocoa production.
In March 2019, another milestone was reached to strengthen transparency and accountability in the cocoa supply chain: the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and the thirty-three Cocoa & Forests Initiative companies released action plans that spell out concrete steps to end cocoa-related deforestation.
Our CFI Action Plans
Please have a look at the Summary of Company Action Plans for Ghana for a complete list of the many initiatives, which Toms Group and the other signatories of the CFI will take from 2019 to 2022 to end deforestation and fight for a environmentally and socially sustainable cocoa sector.
And download the document below for more info on CFI and for a descibtion of the key elements in Toms Group Action Plan and how we incorporate our CFI commitments in our Toms Sustainable Cocoa Sourcing Programme.
For full summary table of Toms Group Action Plan please click here.