Cargill unveils new sustainability data portal
Cargill has launched CocoaWise™, a digital portal that gives customers increased knowledge and shareability into the origin of the products they source from Cargill’s direct supply chain.
The new portal aims to connect consumers with a journey of the cocoa they are eating and drinking by providing fast, easy access to the sustainability data of Cargill’s supply chain.
CocoaWise™ pulls information from a centralised data platform, CocoaWise™ 360, which is fed from a suite of Cargill’s digital tools that are designed to increase transparency and traceability while enhancing cocoa farming practices and community well-being. Some of tools include:
- CocoaWise™ Map – An interactive map that shows the name and location of the 128 cooperative offices in Côte d’Ivoire, the seven buying stations in Ghana and the 11 buying stations in Cameroon belonging to Cargill’s direct sourcing network in these countries.
- CocoaWise™ BeanTracker– Cocoa cooperatives physically tracking the cocoa beans they manage back to the individual farm via cocoa bag barcodes to prevent beans from deforested areas to enter Cargill’s supply chain as well as to help them make better data-driven business decisions.
- CocoaWise™ eFinance– Mobile money solutions provided to farmers so they can be assured of being paid fairly, accurately and securely, and many more.
Harold Poelma, president of Cargill’s cocoa & chocolate business, said: “As one of the world’s leading cocoa and chocolate producers, we sit at the centre of the cocoa sector and connect all the players in the value chain, from working hand-in-hand with the farmers to sustainably providing high-quality products to our customers.
“With cutting-edge technologies, like CocoaWise™, we are able to strengthen this collaboration and move the industry forward together towards a more transparent and sustainable cocoa supply chain benefiting both farmers and customers.”