Next Generation Cacao Foundation

From family to family. From farmer to consumer

From family to family. From farmer to consumer

Cacao-Trace is supported by the Next Generation Cacao Foundation. Founded in 2016, the foundation’s mission is to contribute to the social, economic and environmental development of cocoa farmers and communities that are part of the Cacao-Trace program. It embodies Puratos’ longstanding belief that sustainability is a win-win relationship for everyone involved in the cocoa supply chain, from the farmer to the consumer.

 

The role of the Next Generation Cacao Foundation is to oversee the collection and redistribution of direct donations and the Chocolate Bonus, and to make sure 100% of it goes back to the cocoa farmer communities.

 

Next Generation Cacao Foundation private stichting/fondation privée. Rue de la tête d'or 9-11, 1000 Brussels, registratie nummer: 0686.797.612.

Building trust through good governance

Building trust through good governance

The Next Generation Cacao Foundation is supported by a supervisory committee and audited annually by an independent third party, the foundation’s dedicated team is committed to transparency across all of its activities. The Foundation will also be publishing an annual report.

 

Discover our chocolate bonus distribution policy

Discover our chocolate bonus distribution policy

The Next Generation Cacao Foundation is a non-for-profit initiative initiated by the Puratos Group in June 2016. Its purpose is to support cocoa farmers and their communities in developing countries.

The Cacao-Trace program is a sustainable cocoa sourcing programme guaranteeing a premium price and a unique Chocolate Bonus of 10-euro cent per kg of chocolate sold.
The Chocolate bonus goes 100% to the farmers to increase their living income or by implementing meaningful projects in their communities.

The Next Generation Cacao Foundation’s primary role is to manage, collect and distribute in an open and transparent manner the Chocolate Bonus to the cacao farmers and their communities. It must provide a long-term positive impact on farmers and their families’ quality of life.

The Annual Report of the Next Generation Cacao Foundation is publicly available.