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These are all the posts that have been tagged with Partnership.

Strategic sustainability partnership

Unilever and Solidaridad have announced a new strategic partnership to improve the lives of one million people in Unilever’s extended supply chains. The agreement was signed at Unilever’s annual Partner to Win Supplier Summit in London. The partnership will be focused on promoting gender equity, improving agricultural and labour practices as well as supporting young […]

Responsible sourcing

Paula Byrne, sustainability and CSR manager, Association of Chocolate, Biscuits and Confectionery Industries of Europe (Caobisco), describes what is being done to eliminate the worst forms of child labour during hazelnut harvesting in Turkey.

Pearl effect colours

Merck has granted Azelis the distribution rights for its Candurin pearl effect pigments in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Apart from logistics, Azelis will be responsible for local customer support and applications technology. In turn, Merck will support Azelis with research and development, training and regulatory matters. Rainer Hoffmann, responsible for pigments and cosmetics sales, […]

The fight against child labour

The ILO and the Association of Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of Europe (CAOBISCO) met on 11 June in Amsterdam to sign a Public-Private Partnership Agreement that extends the project on the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour in Seasonal Hazelnut Harvesting in Turkey. Ms Özge Berber Agtaş, officer in charge of the ILO […]

Supporting cocoa farming communities

Cargill has strengthened its programme with CARE in Côte d’Ivoire to launch a $2.4million partnership with the Conseil du Café-Cacao and 14 cocoa farmer co-operatives. The partnership aims to improve the availability of healthcare and increase the number of children with access to good quality educational facilities across 14 local communities. This partnership in Côte d’Ivoire […]

Charity sugar packs

Whitworths Sugar is set to sponsor this year’s Help for Heroes Colossal Cake Sale, the charity’s annual bake sale event held on 19 April – 5 May. Whitworths will be launching specially branded sugar packs to show its support, and will donate 2p to the charity for every pack sold. The packs will be available […]

Sweeteners partnership

Tate & Lyle has announced the latest phase of its 30-year sucralose partnership with McNeil Nutritionals, through the establishment of a renewed Splenda Alliance. The focus for the renewed partnership will be the development of the global market for Sucralose and the Splenda brand. This is an evolution of the long-term partnership following the strategic […]

Support for vanilla farmers

Unilever, its supplier Symrise and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are partnering to support Madagascan vanilla farmers. Madagascar produces around 79% of the world’s natural vanilla supply, which Unilever uses as an ingredient in many of its ice cream brands. The partnership will ensure supply for Unilever and support farming communities with […]

In the mix

Kitty So, Alan Osborn, Lee Adendorf, Wang Fangqing and Keith Nuthall report on innovations in the mixing technology.

Naturally flavoured candy

In response to the global trend for developing products that aim to benefit health, Brazil has launched a project to encourage the use of 10 tropical fruits in the creation of candies without the need for artificial colours, flavourings or acids. Traditional fruit, such as pineapple, banana, guava, mango and passion fruit, the superfruit Açaí […]

Sustainable agriculture policy

PureCircle, producer and marketer of high-purity stevia products, has announced it is making rapid progress rolling out its Sustainable Agricultural Policy and Procedures across its farmer base. “We consider our partnership with stevia farmers as critical to our sustainable growth as a business,” explains Ajay Chandran, director of corporate sustainability. “So we’ve adopted agricultural policies […]

Chocolate factory arrives in Japan

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has announced that it has completed the move of its Japan chocolate factory from Amagasaki to Takasaki, as announced in June 2012. The new and larger facility, which was officially inaugurated this month, offers an initial annual production capacity of 22,000 tonnes of chocolate and compound […]

Supporting Ghanaian farmers

Cargill has celebrated the fifth anniversary of its cocoa processing operations in Ghana by reaffirming its support to growing and developing the country’s cocoa sector. As part of its continued commitment to sustainable cocoa through the Cargill Cocoa Promise, the company has announced the renewal of its partnership with CARE to support smallholder cocoa farmers […]

Strategy for sustainable vanilla

Building on its recent association with Soarary of Madagascar, Virginia Dare and its new partner have announced a new dual strategy to improve the sustainability of Madagascar’s vanilla market. A primary objective is to enable farmers to properly cure their own green, or raw, vanilla so that they can earn the much-needed extra revenue associated […]