Broken Hearts: A Review of Industry Efforts to Eliminate Child Labor in the Cocoa Industry
Date of publication: January 25, 2010
Source: International Labor Rights Forum
This is the latest report by the International Labor Rights Forum analyzing the chocolate industry's initiatives to eliminate the worst forms of child labor in West Africa's cocoa sector as part of the Harkin-Engel Protocol. The report is a follow-up on recent developments in the Harkin-Engel Protocol process since the publication of ILRF’s last cocoa industry report titled “The Cocoa Protocol: Success or Failure?” published on June 30, 2008.
The report shows how chocolate companies have continued to exercise considerable control over these intiatives. As a result, the problem of child labor continues nine years after the industry committed to end these abuses.