Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group, a leading conglomerate, through it’s cocoa sourcing company, Fludor Ghana Limited, has joined forces with the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) to address the pressing issue of child labour and forced labour within Africa’s cocoa supply chain.
This significant collaboration underlines TGI Group’s unwavering commitment to ethical and responsible business practices, particularly in the realm of human rights and child protection.
TGI Group, via its subsidiaries Fludor Ghana, WACOT Limited (Nigeria) and Vink Corporation (UAE), aligns with the ICI’s mission to create a better future for children and eradicate child labour from cocoa-growing communities.
Speaking on the collaboration, Dennis Sampong, Country Head of Fludor Ghana, emphasized, “Embracing membership in ICI is both timely and fitting for Fludor. Our commitment to tackling human rights and child labor concerns within our supply chain perfectly aligns with ICI’s vision for a cocoa supply chain devoid of child labor and forced labor. Achieving a sustainable cocoa supply chain is impossible if the young minds shaping the future of cocoa production remain uninformed and human rights violations persist.”
ICI Executive Director, Matthias Lange highlighted the impact of the collaboration, stating, “As a Ghana-based licensed buyer with an extensive farmer network and cocoa operations, this partnership with Fludor brings us one step closer to achieving our target to reach all children at risk of child labor. We look forward to supporting their efforts to tackle child labor and learning from their experiences.”