3 tips to keep your Halloween free of human trafficking
Halloween is busy and zany and chaotic as is without even beginning to worry whether your chocolate is tainted by child labor.
We’ve pulled together three simple tips to keep your halloween free of trafficking.
Know the Facts
Knowing the truth is the first step to creating change. There is a well documented connection between the chocolate we consume and child labour. It’s estimated that as many as 2 million children are involved in dangerous work in cocoa-growing regions of the world where they are vulnerable to trafficking.
Connect the Dots
Learn which chocolate companies are leading the way in ethical practices and sourcing slavery-free cocoa. Here are a few resources to get started:
- Slave Free Chocolate provides a list of ethical chocolate companies
- The Chocolate ScoreCard ranks chocolate companies for their performance in traceability, child labor and more.
- Ethical Candy (Fair Trade America) for a list of fair trade chocolate
Use Your Purchasing Power
Look for the fair trade symbol when you’re out buying your halloween candy. It’s not a foolproof designation, but many experts agree it’s a good place to start.
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