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sustainability

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

Focus on cocoa farming

Barry Callebaut – manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – has announced its 2012/13 Sustainability Report, which details the company’s strategy in the areas of sustainable cocoa, environmental protection and employee development. The report focuses on the Barry Callebaut initiatives that improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers, through sustainable cocoa practices. “With a growing […]

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 […]

Practical packaging innovation

RPC Containers Corby has launched its latest innovation in modern pack alternatives to more traditional formats, in this instance tins and composite packs. The new Artemis jar provides a practical and convenient solution for a variety of dried, powdered and granulated products such as nuts, instant coffee and infant milk formula. The high barrier material […]

Market for almonds grows

New research by Innova Market Insights has revealed the increasingly important role of nuts in new food products worldwide – use has increased by 148 per cent since 2005 (2012 Global New Product Introductions Report, Innova Market Insights, June 2013). In fact, consumers worldwide report that almonds are the nut they eat most often as […]

Swiss plant goes CO2 neutral

Frutarom Health, Switzerland, has increased biogas electrical energy production at its plant in Wädenswill by 15 per cent. The energy produced by biogas uses waste materials and is categorised as CO2-neutral. Frutarom was awarded in 2012 a certificate of CO2 reduction by the Swiss Energy Agency, recognizing the Wädenswil facility does not contribute to the […]

Environmental performance

Tate & Lyle, a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, has announced that it has been commended by CDP for its approach to the disclosure of climate change information. CDP is an international, not-for-profit organisation that provides the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, […]

Accredited palm oil scheme

British company BM TRADA has become the world’s first certification body to be accredited for a sustainable palm oil scheme. The multi-certification organisation was previously the first to be approved by governing body the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to offer palm oil supply chain certification. But the pilot accreditation — overseen by Accreditation […]

Packaging and sustainability

In his opening video message at the EUROPEN 20th anniversary event, EU commissioner for the environment Janez Potočnik underlined: “It is clear that packaging can have a direct positive effect on resource efficiency by, for instance, packaging’s role in the prevention of food losses on the way to the shops, on the shelves and in […]

Three awards for cartonboards

Three packages made from Metsä Board’s cartonboards have won awards in the 2013 Pro Carton ECMA best carton packaging Awards. The winner of the sustainability award, De Beukelaer’s ChocOlé chocolate sticks, printed by Van Genechten, was made of Metsä Board’s Simcote folding boxboard. Simcote was also used for the winner of the food category, Danone’s […]

Sweet and savoury food packaging

To meet demand from the growing lunchtime “on the go” food market, multi-material packaging manufacturer Linpac Packaging is continuing to extend its new Freshware range for sweet and savoury foods. Many of the new packs are individual or twin portion sized to help consumers eat more healthily and help them and retailers reduce food waste. […]

Driving ethical and responsible business

Naturex, a manufacturer of natural specialty ingredients derived from plant sources, has launched a comprehensive sustainability program covering every aspect of its activities. By sourcing raw materials from all over the world and developing innovative ingredients that combine performance with sustainability, the company is shaping its business around practices that respect the world and its […]

New ingredients portfolio

Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) will be showcasing new products across a range of categories at Food Ingredients Europe 2013. New products include premium cocoa powders; a novel, clear soya beverage from the Clarisoy line; a new confectionery and baked goods range; and flaked vegetable fats for use as hard stocks and as coating […]

On-line packaging resource

Bemis Performance Packaging (BPP), supplier of flexible packaging and labelling solutions, has announced the launch of its new website. The new website provides consumer goods companies with user-friendly resources to address packaging challenges and create brand advantages with the latest in packaging innovations. The site also offers informative content on the company’s broad range of […]

Focus on sustainability

Semi-solid at room temperature, palm oil and palm kernel oil are among the world’s most versatile raw materials.