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Petition for 100% responsibility

thanks for signing, chocofans!

Tony’s and Lara Wolters (MEP), delivering 66,099 signatures to Didier Reyners, EU Commissioner for Justice.

“On June 17, no fewer than 66,099 Choco Fan signatures were formally handed over to the EU commission, demanding corporate accountability and human rights due diligence are laid down as law. Thank you, Choco Fans! Now it’s up to Brussels to seal the deal and make ending illegal child labor and modern slavery the law”

- Team Tony’s

Serious Friends & chocofans signed!

petition statement:

A lot of chocolate made today is a product of modern slavery and illegal child labor. Even though chocolate companies have signed agreements including promises to make it stop since 2001. So, let’s put a stop to empty promises. We need clear legislation that holds companies accountable.

Let’s make 100% slave-free (chocolate) the law

With your signature you are supporting Tony’s demand for companies across all sectors – not just Big Choco – to be held legally responsible for human rights abuses in their supply chains.

“I demand that my government holds companies accountable for illegal child labour and modern slavery in their supply chains.”


the broken promises

In 2001, the world’s 8 biggest chocolate companies promised to eliminate the worst forms of child labor and modern slavery from their supply chains. They did this by voluntarily signing the Harkin-Engel protocol. Nice, right? Only..

The Harkin-Engel protocol was made up to stop the development of a compulsory “no child slavery” label for chocolate. Almost no Big Choco could make that claim, and seriously, would you buy their bars if you knew the bitter truth?

What’s more, Harkin-Engel is a non-binding protocol, so not living up to it has zero consequences. Even if you signed it again and again and again in 2005, 2008, 2010.. and upped your promise to eliminating ALL forms of child labor and modern slavery.

Surprise, surprise, not a single target has been met. This has been going on for nearly 20 years. Time’s up. Time to act now! Time for all of us to be part of the solution. Time to sign the petition.