Global Commitment & Partnerships

In our efforts to address the many complex issues surrounding the social, economic and environmental impact of the cocoa supply chain, Transmar Group is active in both broad industry initiatives as well as on the ground with local organizations, government agencies and businesses. This allows us to draw on a wide range of expertise to create the synergies that lead to solutions. We work with:

Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and promote the rights and well-being of workers, their families and communities. Farms that meet comprehensive standards for sustainability earn the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal. Transmar Group offers a selection of cocoa grown on Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms

Learn more about the Rainforest Alliance

 

World Cocoa Foundation (WCF)

Our membership in this major industry foundation helps support cocoa farmers and their families worldwide through programs targeting economic growth, sustainable farming, and stronger communities.

Learn more about the World Cocoa Foundation

 

Federation of Cocoa Commerce (FCC)

We are active members in this cocoa supply chain industry forum, created to advance the interests of the cocoa and confectionary industries from farmer to consumer.
 

Learn more about the Federation of Cocoa Commerce

 

American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham)

Our membership with AmCham draws from our interest in the continued development of business relations between Germany and the United States – top trading partners united by a long history of commerce. With Euromar based in Fehrbellin , andour headquarters in New Jersey, membership in this organization is a fitting and significant approach to our global business strategy. We serve on both the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Committees of AmCham, allowing us to build connections and share ideas with other corporations throughout Germany.

 
   

Gates Foundation

The Transmar Group is a steering member of the foundation’s “Cocoa Livelihood Program,” which is operated by the WCF. This project provides farming and business education to nearly 200,000 cocoa farmers in Africa with the goal of boosting economic stability.
 

Learn more about the Gates Foundation

 

UTZ Certified—Good Inside Program

We serve on the steering committee of the UTZ Certified – Good Inside Program. This initiative works with farmers and the cocoa industry to promote sustainability by setting and enforcing standards for social and environmental responsibility and certification.
 

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Bundesverband der Deutschen Süsswaren Industrie (BDSI)

Our membership in this trade organization provides us with the latest insights on raw material supplies and corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Learn more about Bundesverband der Deutschen Süsswaren Industrie

 

ACDI/VOCA

We are a strong supporter of this international NGO’s activities in  origins around the world from Ecuador to Liberia. In particular, we have supported their Success Alliance Farmer Field School in Ecuador, which educates farmers on business skills and focuses on improving income. Transmar Ecuador works closely with ACDI/VOCA as an implementing partner on a project to rehabilitate small farms and build operational capacity to a more viable level.  Additionally we have assisted ACDI-VOCA trained farmer co-ops in Liberia with pre-financing support, which allows them to purchase cocoa directly from their members instead of selling to a series of middlemen, thereby retaining more of the farm-gate price for themselves.
 

Learn more about ACDI/VOCA

 

Ministry of Agriculture, Ecuador (MAGAP)

As part of our sustainability initiatives, we have partnered with several departments within MAGAP on farm-based programs:
  • Ecuadorian Government’s Inclusive Rural Business Program (Proneri)

    With the aim of rehabilitating national cocoa farms, we have partnered with Proneri to help selected farmers organize their business practices and develop tailored rehabilitations plans for their Nacional cocoa farms.

  • Agricultural Research Institute, Ecuador (INIAP)

    We work with this agency to help propagate the high-yielding Arriba Nacional clone with the aim of increasing farmer productivity and improving the individual economic stability of the farmer.

   

Agripac

We are proud to work with Agripac, the leading agricultural input supply company in Ecuador. Together, we host farm field trainings and workshops, with the aim of increasing productivity and improving farm practices.
 

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Root Capital

We partner with this non-profit social investment fund in East Africa, with the goal of providing economic assistance to small farmers and exporters. Through this partnership, Root Capital issues trade financing to farmers and exporters based on our commercial contracts.

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TechnoServe

We work with this international NGO in Tanzania, where we partner on efforts to improve farming practices and create a more direct economic link between farmers and the marketplace. We have also collaborated with TechnoServe to build centralized fermentation and drying facilities for use by farmers.
 

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Triodos

We partner with this non-profit social investment fund in East Africa, with the goal of providing economic assistance to small farmers and exporters. Through this partnership, Root Capital issues trade financing to farmers and exporters based on our commercial contracts.
 

Learn more about Tridos