What is the RCC?
The aim of the RCC is to be a pre-competitive group that supports existing industry efforts to drive environmental and social improvements in the cocoa sector. The RCC consists of eleven members, and was founded in 2018.
What does the RCC do?
The principle activity of the RCC is the Annual Trader Assessment. This is a robust process whereby major traders of cocoa, voted for by RCC members, are assessed on progress in cocoa sustainability, covering topics such as deforestation, traceability, gender equality, farmer incomes and child and forced labour.
RCC Trader Assessment Annual Reports
In 2022, for the first time, the RCC published the findings from the 2021 Trader Assessment as a publicly available Report. Download the 2021 report here. The Report addresses themes identified through the Assessment process, and looks at the direction of travel and opportunities for change within the cocoa supply chain.
In June 2023, the RCC published its second annual Report, covering the findings from the 2022 Trader Assessment. The Report reviews the anonymised data from the Trader Assessment and looks at broader themes in the cocoa sector, along with conclusions and recommendations for change.