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The Prince of Wales attended a meeting in London today which convened cocoa and chocolate companies as they commit to work together to end deforestation in the cocoa supply chain.
During the meeting, which was set up by The Prince's International Sustainability Unit, World Cocoa Foundation and The Sustainable Trade Initiative, twelve of the world's largest chocolate and cocoa companies launched a statement of intent to end the destruction of rainforests in their supply chain.
The Prince of Wales, who has been campaigning for a number of years to end the destruction of rainforests, hosted the meeting which brought together senior executives from firms such as The Hershey Company, Mars Incorporated and Nestle.
Ministers and senior government representatives of the two leading cocoa-producing countries - Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana - as well as from Germany, Holland, France, Switzerland, Norway and the United Kingdom attended the meeting.