How sustainable is today's cocoa?

After the cocoa industry was blamed for the many child labour scandals and because cocoa producers were being paid prices that were far too low, large chocolate companies took initiatives to improve the sustainability. What is the current situation? At the same time some cocoa cooperatives resolutely choose for sustainable or organic production and fair trade with the support of TDC.

Sustainable tourism: tool for development

Do you know about sustainable tourism? It is less known, but booming! The United Nations declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development recalling the potential of tourism to advance the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Trade for Development presents presents 4 community-based tourism projects that it supports. .

Documentary fair trade gold

TDC visited Aurelsa, a Peruvian gold mine. The founders tell us that they started mining in the 1980s without any protection, which was dangerous and very unhealthy. Now, they are mining fair trade gold which makes a huge difference for their entire community. We follow the fair trade gold coming into Europe. Which steps do we need to take to turn the fair trade gold story into a success ?

Collecting data to better understand the market

The main concern that arose from the evaluation of the first TDC marketing coaching series in 2014, was the high number of inadequate or incomplete application forms. These weakest organisations were not selected although they were most in need. TDC therefore decided to add a preliminary step to its marketing support: a 'data capturing' training.

These companies chose fair trade!

TDC published a new series of 10 interviews with Belgian companies that offer fair trade products. Discover how several supermarket chains associate – for certain products – profit and fair trade.