"Harkin Engel objectives not fully achieved"
In a decade it will become apparent whether the Harkin-Engel Protocol served its purpose.
In 2001, several major chocolate companies signed the Harkin-Engel Protocol, committing themselves to eliminating the ‘worst forms of child labor’ in the cocoa industry. Unfortunately, ten years on, none of the actions agreed to in the protocol have been fully achieved. This confirms that a lot of work needs to be done before everyone in the cocoa industry gets what they’re entitled to.