Cocoa

Belgium pledges to make all its chocolate sustainable

By Quirijn Foeken | January 08, 2019

Belgian chocolate producers and supermarkets just announced a new partnership, called Beyond Chocolate. This partnership commits to make Belgian a 100% sustainable by 2025. Deputy Prime Minister...

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Tony's Chocolonely announces partnership with Albert Heijn

By Alexander Ellebrecht | December 03, 2018

ChainPoint's customer Tony's Chocolonely announced a partnership with Albert Heijn, the largest supermarket chain in the Netherlands, and Barry Callebaut, the largest chocolate manufacturer in the...

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Where blockchain and slave free chocolate come together

By Frans Pannekoek | August 13, 2018

Our customer Tony's Chocolonely is known for their mission to make 100% slave free chocolate a reality. They recently implemented a pilot with blockchain technology for traceability in their cocoa...

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Traceability and transparency in the cacao industry

By Anneleen Veldhuizen | November 14, 2017

A few weeks ago, ChainPoint attended the World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Meeting in Washington DC. At this event we showcased our work we do with our client Tony’s Chocolonely. During this...

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Tony’s Chocolonely introduces “Beantracker” with ChainPoint technology for more transparency in the cocoa industry

By Alexander Ellebrecht | April 20, 2017

Chocolate maker Tony's Chocolonely, established to make chocolate 100 percent slave free, is going to cooperate with software provider ChainPoint, located in Arnhem. The "Beantracker" system gives...

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The difference between the apparel industry and cocoa when it comes to child labour

By Peter Derksen | December 12, 2016

Child labour is unfortunately endemic in many industries. Two of these industries are, for example, the apparel and cocoa industries. What is striking is that in the apparel business, child labour...

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Chocolate, a 'guilty' pleasure?

By Peter Derksen | December 01, 2016

In 2005 a Dutch journalist explored the issue of child labour in the cocoa industry, wishing to see the results of the Harkin Engel protocol which was signed in 2001. He was shocked to find that...

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