At the Rainforest Alliance we are committed to supporting farmers and producers who are proactively working to make positive change in their farming practices.

In Côte d’Ivoire, non-certified cocoa, including cocoa coming from deforested areas, could be entering certified cocoa supply chains, according to sources.

For this reason, we – the Rainforest Alliance and UTZ – have strengthened our actions to prevent and detect any violations of our standards and are investing in additional preventative measures.

We have informed producers and certification bodies in Côte d’Ivoire of our strengthened actions and additional measures, and requested their collaboration.

The letter to producers and certification bodies is available in English and French.