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

Sustainable cocoa fermentation method

7 February 2011- Barry Callebaut has launched the Terra Cacao range: an exciting new innovation in superior tasting chocolate. Based on revolutionary new cocoa cultivation and fermentation methods developed by Barry Callebaut in collaboration with local growers, the Terra Cacao range represents a giant leap forward in terms of both quality and sustainability. Thanks mostly […]

ZDS celebrates successful chocolate symposium

9 December 2010 – The ZDS chocolate symposium, which has just finished this Thursday afternoon in Cologne, Germany, once again attracted record numbers. Expanding from the already successful last event in 2008, this year’s popular conference saw 400 delegates gather to hear the latest in chocolate technology. Andreas Bertram, the managing director at ZDS opened […]

CAOBISCO supports call for endosulfan ban

9 November 2011 – Caobisco has sent a letter of support for the Environmental Justice Foundation’s (EJF) call for a global ban on Endosulfan. Endosulfan has historically been an important insecticide and was used on cocoa to control several very damaging pests, but is now obsolete and has been withdrawn. However, the association of chocolate, […]

New appointments at IOI-Loders Croklaan

29 |Ju;y 2010 –  IOI-Loders Croklaan has announced two new appointments to its corporate team. On 1 September 2010, Sander Fredriks will take over the role of sales and marketing director for IOI-Loders Croklaan Asia. Fredriks has over ten years’ experience in the food industry. For the past three years he has managed the European […]

Ferrero goes green

23 June – Ferrero is preparing to go green and will aim for a 17% carbon emissions reduction in three years. According to Reuters, Ferrero will reduce energy consumption by 19-20% by 2013 compared to 2007 levels, while increasing high-efficiency energy by 50%. “The group is continuously involved in improving its industrial processes in order […]

Communicating sustainability to customers

Attending the Food Innovation day at Leatherhead Food Research 12 May was eye-opening in several ways, particularly considering the communication of sustainability. It is naturally a term that is bantered about in the confectionery and wider food industry very frequently and companies are having to spend a lot of time and resources on sustainability reports. […]

Segregated RSPO-certified palm oil in Europe

From mid-2010 onwards, IOI-Loders Croklaan Europe will become the first palm oil supplier in continental Europe to supply fully segregated, RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil. The announcement was made by Chris Linderman, business unit manager bulk oils Europe for IOI-Loders Croklaan, during a seminar on sustainable palm oil held in Paris. The seminar included presentations from […]

CarbonNeutral Natureflex supports anaerobic digestion

Innovia Films has gained CarbonNeutral certification for its full range of cellulose-based NatureFlex coated biodegradable and compostable packaging films. The certification has been achieved following an independent assessment of the CO2 emissions produced in the manufacture of coated NatureFlex products and then a reduction of this to net zero through carbon offsetting. The carbon offset […]

Barry Callebaut confirms strong growth for certified products

Barry Callebaut has confirmed a marked increase in the demand for certified cocoa and chocolate products, sparked by strong consumer demand for responsibly produced chocolate’. The company says that it welcomes this evolution, given its commitment to developing a more sustainable cocoa sector, beginning with local growers. The Group expects that the sale of certified […]

ProSweets highlight packaging trends

ProSweets organisers have identified several central trends in the area of confectionery packaging. A report shows that the integration of multisensory effects provide more differentiation in the shops and aim to boost impulse purchases. Market research has proven long ago that addressing several senses at once through product packaging increases consumers’ brand loyalty by 30-60%. […]

Neste commits to sustainable palm oil by 2015

Nestle has announced its commitment to using only certified sustainable palm oil by 2015, when sufficient quantities are expected to be available. This follows a detailed review of Nestle’s palm oil supply chain. Under its policy on Environmental Sustainability, Nestle has pledged to give preference to suppliers who strive to improve the efficiency and sustainability […]

First cocoa co-operatives receive UTZ certification

Two cocoa producing farmer co-operatives in Cote d’Ivoire have become the first to be certified under the UTZ certified cocoa sustainability programme. Co-operative Agricole de Fiedifoue and Coopaga received the first UTZ certificates after working with Cargill and Solidaridad, both founding members of the programme alongside others in the cocoa sector. The intensive eight-month programme […]

New UTZ certification for cocoa producers

Producers in the Ivory Coast are participating in the first independent audits in preparation for the UTZ Certified code of conduct ” a programme that sets international standards for responsible cocoa production and sourcing. The UTZ Certified Good Inside Code of Conduct for Cocoa establishes economic, environmental and social standards are now being independently audited […]

Danisco sustainable development appointment

Ingredient company Danisco has appointed Jeffrey Hogue, 40, to the position of vice president of corporate sustainable development. Jeffrey Hogue replaces SÔ ¸ren Vogelsang, who retires, and brings with him 16 years of experience in sustainability and social responsibility from both Genencor, a Danisco division, and from the international scene. Jeffrey Hogue will be leading […]