The WhiteWave Foods Company says 100 percent of the cocoa powder sourced across its portfolio of plant-based, dairy and creamer products within the Americas Foods & Beverages segment will be independently certified sustainable by the end of 2016.
The change will impact all company brands based in North America that use cocoa, including Silk, So Delicious Dairy Free, Vega, Horizon Organic, and International Delight.
“WhiteWave has always worked to be a responsible steward of the environment and do our part to empower the people and communities from which we source our ingredients,” says Blaine McPeak, COO at WhiteWave. “We believe that being a responsible company makes us a better company, and that how we make our products is just as important as what we make. That’s why we’re raising our cocoa sourcing standards, setting an aggressive timeline and utilizing credible third parties to verify our progress.”