The only guilt from eating chocolate should be the calories, right?
Unfortunately, with each tasty bite, you could unknowingly be supporting slave labour in the Ivory Coast, where children as young as 7 are forced to work long hours in cocoa fields and beaten if they work too slow. Some are sold for as little as a couple of dollars, deceived by promises of decent work and trapped in a life of slavery.
Many chocolate brands have made public commitments to find the best solution. But we’ve learned that Warner Bros. is refusing to tell consumers where the cocoa for their Harry Potter chocolates comes from.
Warner Bros. is heading into one of the busiest times of the year for their theme parks. Children excited to experience the world of Harry Potter will be asking their parents to buy these chocolates. Taking a stand right now will make a big impact – will you help?
Ask Warner Bros. what steps they’re taking to ensure Harry Potter chocolates are free of slavery.
While many chocolate brands have made public commitments to find the best solution, we’re singling out Warner Bros. because:
- An independent investigation into their supplier Behr’s Chocolates led to a failing score of 1 out of 48 possible measures to ensure their operations are slavery-free;
- Warner Bros. dismissed the findings of the investigation, simply stating that they were ‘satisfied’ that fair labour practices were being used in the production of their chocolates;
- Given the conflicting information, outraged consumers asked Warner Bros. what steps were taken to ensure there was no slavery in Harry Potter Chocolates. Warner Bros. refused to respond.
We’re concerned that Harry Potter chocolates may contain cocoa harvested in conditions of modern slavery.
Ask Warner Bros. where the cocoa for their Harry Potter chocolates comes from.
As consumers, we deserve to know that the products we buy are free from the taint of modern slavery.
Thank you in advance for taking action. Please share this with your friends to bring us one step closer to ending modern slavery in the cocoa industry.
Kate, Amy, Debra, Mich, Jess, Nick and all the Walk Free Muggles
Walk Free is a movement of people everywhere, fighting to end one of the world’s greatest evils: Modern slavery.