The current and future customers of Cacao Oro de Nicaragua have a growing focus that their cacao supply chains be 100% certified as sustainable, which is really the starting point for the ESG to which we are committed. Our ESG efforts are constantly evolving and often seem blurred when it is discussed together with the notion of impact investing and sustainability certification. The following discussion will hopefully add clarity to Cacao Oro’s viewpoint toward the goals of the ESG movement.
The importance of our ESG focus falls upon our current Cacao Oro operations and acts as well as a fundamental guide for developing our outgrower projects involving indigenous communities adjacent to our farm (see COOL). Our agroforestry business model is the ideal platform for incorporating the benefits of ESG principles. There are large and varied lists of key elements involving each area of ESG concentration: protecting the environment; improving the human condition; and proper corporate governance. The outline below will expand those points of fundamental importance to all of us at Cacao Oro de Nicaragua™ .