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Expanding Our Impact
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Milka chocolate joins Cocoa Life sustainable sourcing program
Milka is one of the world’s most beloved – and recognizable – chocolate brands. Made with 100% Alpine milk, Milka has been delighting consumers in Germany and beyond since 1901.
And now this iconic brand proudly joins Cocoa Life, our sustainable cocoa sourcing program, as part of our commitment to source all of our cocoa sustainably over time.
Starting in August, 2018, Milka tablets across Europe will feature a new packaging design displaying the Cocoa Life logo. The goal is to have the entire Milka chocolate portfolio in Europe join the program by the end of 2019.
"We’re extremely proud to see Milka, our largest chocolate brand in Europe, join Cocoa Life,” said Hubert Weber, Executive Vice President and President, Mondelez Europe. “We’re seeing great success with the program and, with this move, we’re taking another big step toward our goal of reaching 200,000 farmers and one million people by 2022.”
Milka joins our other sustainably sourced products through the Cocoa Life program, including Cadbury Dairy Milk in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K. and Ireland, Côte d’Or in Belgium, the Netherlands and France, Freia and Marabou in the Nordics and Oreo cookies across Europe.
Cocoa Life’s mission is to create a strong cocoa supply chain while transforming lives and livelihoods, addressing deforestation and building resilience to climate change across six cocoa origin countries: Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, India and Brazil. By the end of 2017, the program reached 120,500 farmers in 1,085 communities, and distributed more than one million shade trees as part of a global effort on climate change. Through Cocoa Life, the company also increased its sourcing of sustainable cocoa to 35 percent, up 14 percentage points from 2016.