Andrew Pederson, global chocolate manager for sustainability at Mars, said the industry was late in taking action to increase sustainability, and companies should work together to have the biggest impact. "In a perfect world there would be much more convergence in what we do. What we really need to transform the industry is for everyone to come together," he said. Several major chocolate companies met at the World Cocoa Conference in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in November to discuss joint efforts.

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