The chocolate bar we buy could contain cocoa, palm oil and soy that have contributed to deforestation. It could have sugar that’s polluted rivers and impacted coral reefs. And it could come in a plastic wrapper that will still be harming our environment in 500 years.
Then again, perhaps it’s been produced by a community cooperative according to the highest environmental and ethical standards. And by buying it, you’re supporting reforestation that will protect both wildlife and people’s livelihoods.
Your choice of chocolate bar – or any other product − is just one link in the complex webs of supply and demand that touch every corner of the planet. Our goal is to influence those markets that have the biggest impact on nature, and make them a force for positive change.