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

Ghanaian farmers receive first certification premiums

Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business has made its first premium payments in Ghana for the production of certified sustainable cocoa beans. In total 3,900 Ghanaian farmers received the payments for the first three months production of sustainable cocoa beans following their participation in Cargill’s farmer training programme. The payments were made at a recent ceremony […]

PACTS and Mars commit to sustainable cocoa

PACTS (a Blommer, Petra Foods/Delfi brand, and Cemoi alliance) and Mars have both signed a Memorandum of Understanding confirming their commitment to sustainable cocoa farming in Ivory Coast. Both are convinced that only a long term commitment of the entire cocoa sector will achieve results and they also believe that the farmer is the principal […]

Rainforest Alliance certified vanilla

Firmenich claims to have become the first flavour house to offer Rainforest Alliance certified vanilla. Rainforest Alliance certification ensures that the three components of sustainability – environmental protection, social equity and economic viability – have been comprehensively addressed in the production of these crops. Firmenich worked with a local partner in Madagascar to help a […]

April 2013

This issue focuses on aeration. The process of aeration is discussed and recent launches of aerated products are summarised.

Furthering cocoa biodiversity

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) has been awarded a grant that could eventually help the entire cocoa industry make cocoa production more environmentally friendly. The money — from the Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodities Programme (BACP) of the International Finance Corp. — will help the foundation collect more data, which will then lead to developing better […]

Mars, Mondelez and Nestlé leave women farmers behind

Oxfam has discovered that many women cocoa farmers face discrimination, unequal pay and hunger. The investigation into cocoa supply chains took place in Brazil, Indonesia, Nigeria and Ivory Coast, countries where Mars, Mondelez and Nestl é purchase cocoa, leaving the companies’ social policies exposed as weak and needing work, says international agency Oxfam Oxfam has […]

ADM supports Indonesian farmer training

The SCPP (Sustainable Cocoa Production Program), a training programme supported by ADM’s sustainability program, SERAP. (Socially and Environmentally Responsible Agricultural Practices), IDH (The Sustainable Trade Initiative) and SECO (Suisse State Secretariat for Economic Affairs) and implemented by Swisscontact, is experiencing promising success in Sumatra, Indonesia. Three hundred Indonesian farmers, one third of which were women, […]

Blommer Chocolates to sign cocoa declaration

 Blommer Chocolate Company, the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, has become the latest cocoa stakeholder to sign the Abidjan Cocoa Declaration, the ICCO revealed. President and chief operating officer Peter Blommer signed the Declaration on 20 February on behalf of the Chicago based family owned company, which was founded in […]

ADM appoints global sustainability general manager

Archer Daniels Midland Company has appointed Dr Kai-Uwe Ostheim as general manager – global sustainability cocoa. He will lead ADM Cocoa’s global sustainability programme, as the company looks to build on the success of its existing initiatives and meet growing customer and consumer interest in supporting farming communities around the world. Based in Rolle, Switzerland, […]

ADM cocoa increases processing capacity in Singapore

ADM Cocoa has completed the expansion of its production capabilities at its cocoa processing facility in Singapore. The expansion, which involved the upgrading of existing equipment as well as the installation of new machinery, will increase the total output of cocoa products by about 17%. The processing capacity will help ADM Cocoa to meet growing […]

Preparing for sustainable palm oil growth in 2013

Loders Croklaan is anticipating ongoing growth in the use of sustainable palm oil in Europe. Consumer demand for pure and natural products looks set to continue, and food manufacturers can easily respond to this by using palm oil that has been produced in an honest, sustainable way. In order to prepare for the expected growth […]

Red palm oil

Health, convenience and sustainability are key trends in the food market, which researchers expect to continue to gain in importance. So it’s no wonder that more and more manufacturers are advertising their products as “Free of preservatives, food colouring and artificial flavours.” Consumers are paying more attention to what they buy, and to the ingredients. […]

Barry Callebaut launches new origin products

Consumers are increasingly demanding authentic products. In addition, the origin of the products becomes more important. With the new Java dark chocolate and Cameroon milk chocolate, Barry Callebaut has extended and perfected its answers to these demands. The two new products are complementary to the company’s existing Terra Cacao chocolate range. Terra Cacao was originally […]

ADM Cocoa focuses on women

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) will be taking a holistic approach when creating community development programmes that aim to strengthen rural, cocoa farming communities in Côte d’Ivoire. Resources will be concentrated on three communities in order to obtain maximum impact. This will help these communities support and drive social change via programmes focusing on the […]