Pope Francis said that “every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic act.”
The 2016 Brigidine Congregational Forum called all Brigidines to commit “to the purchasing of Fair Trade and other products which promote social and environmental well-being.”
Will you commit to buying slavery-free Easter chocolate this year? The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) estimates that there are 1.5 million children working in the cocoa sector in West Africa. Many of these children have been enslaved or forced to work in exploitative conditions.
If you buy chocolate featuring one of these three certification symbols you will know the production of that chocolate is ethical.