Slavery Free Chocolate
Are You Buying Ethical Chocolate?
Did you know that much of the chocolate available in Australia comes from cocoa beans picked by children, many of whom have been trafficked or forced to work in exploitative conditions? It is estimated that there are at least 800,000 children working in the cocoa industry at present: 5-10% of these have been trafficked. To ensure that the chocolate you buy has been produced in an ethical manner, look for the following labels: Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance or UTZ.
How can you help?
- talk to the manager at your local supermarkets about slavery-free chocolate
- post the above message in your parish bulletin, school or community newsletter
- learn more about this issue from the ACRATH Resources page or from the Slavery Free Chocolate Campaign Facebook page