2013 Annual Public Report

Publication date: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Report type: 
Annual Public Report
2013 was year of recalibration for the FLA. This report explains the challenges the FLA encountered in maintaining due diligence during 2013, and it also reports the FLA's successes that year, such as the adoption of Principle 8, the continued development of the Sustainable Compliance (SCI) methodology, and the implementation of a new fire-safety training program. 2013 culminated with the hiring of the new president of the FLA, Claudia Coenjaerts.

Independent External Monitoring of Olam's Cocoa Supply Chain in the Ivory Coast

Publication date: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Report type: 
Assessment Report
From October to December of 2013, during the peak cocoa-harvesting season, the FLA conducted three unannounced independent external monitoring visits to two cooperatives in the Ivory Coast supplying to Olam. Olam is a tier 1 supplier of cocoa to Nestlé. Assessors selected three communities through a stratified random sampling from two cooperatives supplying to Olam. A team consisting of both FLA staff and trained external assessors conducted the visits in Yamoussoukro, in the center of the Ivory Coast, and


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