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.
In 2022, for the first time, the RCC is publishing the findings from the 2021 Trader Assessment as a publicly available Report. 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.
Download the 2021 report here