Mars Inc. vowed to stop deforestation in West Africa. It failed. – Washington Post

In 2011, Mars’s Dove Chocolate gained the Rainforest Alliance’s seal of approval, which assures consumers that the cocoa came from farms that did not use child labor, harm wildlife or chop down trees. Dove’s Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate began sporting the alliance’s green frog seal in January 2012. Then the Rainforest Alliance revealed that its certification system had failed; it could not vouch for every cocoa shipment. In Ivory Coast, it suspended or fired four auditing firms responsible for 90 percent of

Source: Mars Inc. vowed to stop deforestation in West Africa. It failed. – Washington Post

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