The COCOA Practices program is designed to understand the supply chain for cocoa beans and provide valuable sustainability information to producers and purchasers alike. SCS provides training, approval, and on-going monitoring for the Verification Organizations that audit Starbucks Suppliers. Verification organizations are assigned an approval status dictating how many verifications they are able to conduct at any given time within the program:
*Note that a verification entails all work related to completing an application from pre-onsite planning activities all the way to submission of the approved client reports to Starbucks. For more details, see the COCOA Practices Verification Organization Approval Procedure.
The following is a list of SCS-approved COCOA Practices Verification Organizations.
|Organization||Location||Contacts||Tel||Areas of Work||Local Inspectors|
Cocody Angre -7eme TRANCHE, LOT 2891, Boite 06 BP 914, BJ 06Abidjan 00200
|Michael Kitetu; Mea Abel Mounou||[email protected]; [email protected]||+225 75307396; +225 58187765; +254715041339; +225 09067791||Ivory Coast|
|Bureau Veritas (Full Approval)||
01 BP 1453Abidjan 01
|Séraphin Kouame; David Ebia; Marie-Berthe AKA||[email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]||+225 20 312 500, +225 20 312 493, +225 20 312 571||Ivory Coast|
|Ecocert IMO Swiss AG (Full Approval)||
Hafenstrasse 50c CH – 8280Kreuzlingen
|Louise Tope||[email protected]||+41 (0)71 626 0 626||Ivory Coast|
|SGS COTE D'IVOIRE SA (Limited Approval)||
01 BP 795Abidjan 01
|Kouabenan Yao Gnamien Armel||[email protected]||+225 87 84 56 78||Ivory Coast|