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Behind the Brands: Food companies do care what consumers think

Blog: Behind the Brands: Food companies do care what consumers think

When customers speak, businesses listen. It’s an old adage in business that Oxfam and its supporters tested to see if this would be true on issues of sustainability and human rights.

We launched the Behind the Brands Scorecard a year ago, to highlight issues in the supply chains of the Big 10 food and beverage companies: Associated British Foods, Coca-Cola, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Mars, Mondelez, Nestle, PepsiCo, and Unilever.

Foto: Una mujer parada delante un árbol de cacao.

Blog: Vuestro poder tras la marca

Dos meses. Es todo el tiempo que han necesitado los amantes del chocolate y los activistas por la justicia social para plantarles cara a tres de las mayores empresas alimentarias del mundo y generar un cambio positivo en el sistema alimentario. 

Photo: A woman stands in front of a cocoa tree.

Blog: The power of You behind the brands

Two months. That is all it took for chocolate lovers and social justice activists to stand up to three of the biggest food companies in the world and create positive change in the food system.

Comfort Adeniyi, es agricultora de cacao, en el suroeste de Nigeria.

Blog: El sabor amargo del cacao

La semana pasada lanzamos la campaña Tras la marca, y la empezamos con un llamamiento a Mars, Mondelez International y Nestlé para que dejen de ignorar a las mujeres que trabajan en sus cadenas de suministro de cacao. Entre las tres, estas empresas obtienen unos beneficios netos de más de 45 mil millones de dólares anuales con las ventas de sus golosinas.

Comfort Adeniyi, a cocoa farmer, on her farm in Ayetoro-Ijesa in southwest Nigeria. Photo: George Osodi/Panos for Oxfam America

Blog: Are women from Mars?

Tuesday’s Behind The Brands campaign launch kicked off with a call for Mars, Mondelez International and Nestle to stop ignoring the women who are working in their cocoa supply chains. Between them, these three companies net more than $45 billion a year in confectionary sales. But throughout their cocoa supply chains – from growers to pickers – women are getting a raw deal.

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