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IVORY COAST: STOP CONFLICT CHOCOLATE

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Ivory Coast is on the brink of civil war, and chocolate companies could play a critical role in saving lives and bringing peace.

In November, former President Laurent Gbagbo lost democratic elections but is clinging to power despite united international pressure, ruling through his brutal army that has killed hundreds. Cocoa is the country's largest export, and if chocolate companies stop doing business with Gbagbo now, his cash supply to the army could dry up -- and he could be forced to step down.

This situation could spiral into all-out war within days. Let’s flood our favourite brands with messages to suspend trade with Gbagbo now and commit to working only with the legitimate government. Click to send a message directly to leading companies -- and we will publish which companies have cut their financial ties to Gbagbo.

Update - 25th January. After receiving hundreds of thousands of our messages Cargill has announced that it is "temporarily suspending" cocoa purchases from Ivory Coast. Let's push the other companies to follow this lead.

These are the companies that our messages are going to:
ADM, Barry-Callebaut, Blommer, Cadbury, Caobisco, Cargill, Cémoi, Cipexi, European Cocoa Association, Federation for Cocoa Commerce, Ferrero, Hershey’s, Kraft, M&M/Mars, National Confectioners Association, Nestlé, Olam, Outspan Ivoire, Pronibex, Révillon, Unilever, Valrhona, World Cocoa Foundation.

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