Monitor the progress of the sustainable development program in support of the cocoa network.

(From January 2018 to January 2019)




Being transparent with regard to all of our suppliers allows us to respect the Quality pillar and ensure the quality of our cocoa.

Transparence Cacao ensures the traceability of the cocoa from the bean to the chocolate, and from the planter to the consumer. Knowing each actor in the network is one of our commitments. This allows us to ensure quality at each step of production with the sole goal of being able to propose a uniquely tasting chocolate.

As our program is named Transparence Cacao, we are transparent about our sourcing. We have decided to make available a list of all the suppliers from which we source cocoa beans in our 5 origins Ivory Coast, Ecuador, Peru, Dominican republic and Sao Tome. The list includes the name of the supplier as well the origin country and location. As and when there are changes in our supply, this list will be updated.

Download our cocoa beans suppliers list

Results 2021:

100% of Transparence cacao beans are traceable back to the cooperative.

44% of Transparence cacao beans are traceable to the producer.

77% of our plots are mapped by polygon GPS.

We are pursuing the goal of mapping 100% of our supply by the end of 2022.

Transparence cacao’s quality policy on pesticids.


Entrepreneurship – planters

The aim of the Transparence Cacao program is to transform rural areas. This will be accomplished by increasing the professional nature of the network.

Our goal is to support the producers in their approach as agricultural entrepreneurs and to develop the cooperatives into small to medium sized businesses. This will make it possible to create a hub around the cooperative, beneficial to its communities. Knowing the network’s actors’ level of professionalism will allow for the implementation of adapted action plans.
The program unites approximately one hundred cooperatives and cocoa suppliers. The objective is to support several of them each year in increasing their skills as well as the skills of their members.


Trained Farmers
22 384 / 60 000

ellipse 19 467: Educated at BPA  ellipse 2917: Coached   

Entrepreneurship – cooperative

We grouped the cooperatives into 3 leagues based on organizational criteria as well as their relationship with the planters, gouvernance, and reliability. An appropriate training program is implemented for each league so as to strengthen its capabilities and develop services for the producers. Each cooperative must meet the following criteria in order to move up to a higher league :

Leagues :

The Start-Up League will enable community development and allow for member access to bank loans and the sale of non-cocoa products.
The Espoir League should be able to deepen its producers’ knowledge and develop a system of bank services for payments as well as suggest sales points for equipment and fertilizer.
The Professional League strengthens the governance and management of the cooperative.

4 are in the process of being evaluated.


Evaluated Cooperatives
74 sur 100



Aromatic quality

The Transparence Cacao program proposes 3 cocoa lines adapted to its members’ needs and usages :


A quality cocoa derived from traditional cultivation and directly harvested in the field.


Consistent in quality, this cocoa’s beans are carefully sorted and selected at the source by planters trained in good agricultural practices.


A fine cocoa whose personality is fully expressed through fermentation and drying processes that have been mastered with precision.



A community is defined as a village or encampment where at least 10 producer members from the cooperatives participating in the Transparence Cacao program live.

Through this program, we wish to support these communities in undertaking actions to improve their daily lives: access to potable water, electricity…

In this way Transparence Cacao aims to create a special relationship between the cooperatives and planters. The program establishes an effective network which supports the sharing of technologies and know-how. The infrastructures and training programs allow the cooperatives to become connection points which unite the agricultural community. The cooperatives become an economic hub for the surrounding populations, and this is why we wish to consolidate their drawing power with our Transparence Cacao program and develop active communities around our programs which are beneficial to these populations.


74 out of 100 communities

Community Projects
Educational Projects
Educational projects targeting young Ivorians such as the construction of schools.
Projects for Women
Women are a minority in this sector. Scholarships and training programs specially dedicated to them have been created.
Water Access Projects
Projects to construct water points and water towers.

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This indicator illustrates the surface area measured in hectares which has been targeted by the application of good agricultural practices (size, fertilization, shade management…) and/or regeneration (replanting, grafting, basal bud…)

These practices target improving production on parcels of land by optimizing the area’s natural resources and restoring soil fertility. We want to make a commitment to solid and durable Cocoa production through this program.


hectares of rehabilitated ground surface
out of 57,000HA