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

Progress in sustainable palm oil efforts

IOI Loders Croklaan, a leading supplier of sustainable palm oil, has reached a major milestone in the importation of RSPO certified palm oil. Between August 2011 and July 2013, the company has imported and marketed more than 500,000 ton of sustainable palm oil products in the European Union. Over this period, IOI Loders Croklaan has […]

Cocoa coalition signs declaration

The African Cocoa Coalition (ACC), which comprises autonomous non- governmental organisations and farmer groups active in the cocoa sector, has become the 35th stakeholder to sign the Abidjan Cocoa Declaration. David Guba Kpelle, the ACC’s programme director, signed the Declaration on behalf of the Coalition at the recent International Workshop on Cocoa Certification in Douala, […]

Experts discuss cocoa certification

The ICCO’s latest International Workshop brought to Douala, Cameroon a group of world experts to tackle the thorny issue of certification in the cocoa sector. The International Workshop on Cocoa Certification, which took place from 24-27 June 2013 at the Sawa Hotel in Douala, the commercial capital of Cameroon, attracted more than 150 participants from […]

Packaging events partnership

PMMI: The Association for Packaging & Processing Technologies, which owns and produces the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, and Koelnmesse GmbH, organiser of trade fairs including Anuga FoodTec, are joining forces to promote their packaging and processing industry events. “It’s rare to find a company that does business on one continent, let alone in […]

Cocoa Center of Excellence to promote sustainable practice

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, has inaugurated its new Cocoa Center of Excellence to promote advanced agricultural techniques in Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s largest cocoa producing country. To date Barry Callebaut has invested about CHF 1 million (€800,000 / US $1.1 million) in the centre, which includes training facilities for farmers […]

Sustainable packaging plan

Gelnex has announced a new packaging and shipping program for its gelatin products that embodies much of the company’s holistic approach to environmental, economic and social sustainability. A “pallet-free” shipping system that employs no wood or plastic pallets is expected to save 40,000 trees in the first year while saving weight and energy, and eliminates […]

Sustainable cocoa programme

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, has trained about 1000 farmers from five cooperatives in the central and western regions of Cameroon in sustainable cocoa production, enabling them to become Rainforest Alliance Certified in just 10 months. This marks the first time that cocoa farmer cooperatives and not buying groups in Cameroon […]

Consumer Goods Forum co-chair selected

Nestle chief executive officer Paul Bulcke has been elected as co-chair of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF). The CGF is a global industry network that brings together leaders and senior management from more than 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers and other stakeholders across 70 countries. It provides a global platform for organisations to exchange knowledge […]

ADM commits to sustainable palm oil

ADM Cocoa UK has received certification for the use of segregated palm oil in their facility. Segregated palm oil is 100% RSPO certified sustainable. Via its certified facilities in Liverpool, UK, ADM Cocoa will serve the European market for compound coatings and fillings produced with RSPO certified segregated palm oil. Representative of the company’s ongoing […]

ADM Cocoa ensures quality cocoa beans

ADM Cocoa continues to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers. The SERAP (Socially and Environmentally Responsible Agricultural Practices) training programme has reached more than 60,000 cocoa farmers throughout Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Indonesia. The programme provided by ADM Cocoa gives training to farmers in four key areas, namely:  social, environmental, agricultural practices and group organisation, […]

Barry Callebaut’s sustainability efforts recognised

Rainforest Alliance has awarded Barry Callebaut the Sustainable Standard-Setter award for its collective sustainability efforts over the past years. The company’s chief executive officer, Juergen B. Steinemann, states, “We are honoured to receive such a prestigious award from an organisation that shares many of the same values as Barry Callebaut. Our ongoing collaboration with the […]

Hershey signs Abidjan cocoa declaration

Hershey has signed the Abidjan Cocoa Declaration, bringing the total number of cocoa stakeholder signatories to 34, the ICCO announced. Vice president global commodities Frank Day signed the Declaration in late February on behalf of The Hershey Company. The company—the largest producer of chocolate in North America—has about 14,000 employees and annual revenues of over […]

Cargill invests in Indonesia

Cargill has started construction on a $100 million (€76.4m) investment cocoa processing facility in Gresik, in the East-Java region of Indonesia. The facility is to meet the growing demand amongst customers for cocoa products and to encourage the development of the Asian cocoa sector. This will be the company’s first cocoa processing plant in Asia […]

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 […]