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sustainability

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

Acrylic coated BOPP film

Innovia Films has been overwhelmed by the response to its recent launch of Propafilm RCU, its first proprietary acrylic coated BOPP film that has proven barrier to mineral oil migration for up to 1.5 years. Andy Sweetman, marketing manager packaging & sustainability for Innovia Films explains “This is obviously an area of concern for many […]

Growing through diversity

Symrise has issued its first integrated corporate report entitled Growing Through Diversity, which describes the links between sustainability and economic success and replaces the classic annual report. For the first time, DQS has certified the sustainability information contained in the report in accordance with the AA1000 Assurance Standard. As a signatory of the United Nations […]

Positive results for UTZ

Appearing on more than 20,000 different products in 135 countries and reaching more than 910,000 farmers and workers worldwide, sustainability programme and label, UTZ Certified, has released its 2014 Annual Report confirming its ongoing positive impact on close to one million people. In 2014, companies sourced more UTZ certified coffee, cocoa and tea than ever […]

More efficient anaerobic digestion

Nestlé’s Fawdon factory in the UK is using a new anaerobic digestion system to turn chocolate and sugar confectionery waste from the site into renewable energy and clean water. The system involves mixing rejected chocolates and sweets that are not suitable for sale with waste residues such as starch and sugar and partially dissolving them […]

It’s what’s inside

DuPont Nutrition & Health has launched a new platform to reinforce the strength of the company’s offering to customers and the food industry. Entitled ‘It’s what’s inside’ the positioning cites all of the key attributes that make DuPont a global leader in specialty food ingredients and food protection, with a foundation in the strength of […]

Breathing life into waste

On the outskirts of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the North East of England, a confectionery factory is using a centuries old technique to breathe life into waste. A new anaerobic digestion system at Nestlé’s factory in Fawdon is turning chocolate and sugar confectionery waste from the site’s manufacturing processes into renewable energy and clean water. Rejected chocolates […]

On the outside

Carmen Paun discusses how new EU food labelling rules are bringing harmonisation, but also challenges.

Fair trade practices

We hear a lot about issues such as fair trade and sustainability, but as is often the case, there is a lot more to consider when it comes to initiating such practices than many of us may realise. A report from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University says that the negative effects, such as […]

April 2015

Equipment: Chocolate processing, coating Ingredients: Dairy ingredients, Emulsifiers Packaging: Sustainability Product focus: Aerated confectionery

On the run

Having enjoyed a visit to London’s Excel for IFE this week, there was just enough time to put the April issue of CP to bed before heading off to Cologne to attend Anuga FoodTech. The exhibitors and industry representatives I meet at shows are almost always a catalyst for future articles and interviews, and I’ve […]

Strengthening communities

Olam International (Olam) and The Blommer Chocolate Company (Blommer), has welcomed the First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire, Madame Dominique Ouattara, to officially open a primary school complex close to Olam Cocoa Processing in San Pedro. Jointly financed by Olam and customer partner Blommer, the Dominique Ouattara School Complex provides the community with a much-needed education […]

Chinese chocolate printing

Chinese company, Wolfson, has conquered the limitations of chocolate’s liquid tendencies to create a printer capable of producing fine images using nothing but the sweet stuff. This year it will be offering beautifully boxed, personalised portraits as gifts under the brand name Euler’s Rose. The company, founded by graduates of the University of Cambridge, returned […]

Cocoa verification programme

Mondelēz International and Flocert, a socially focused global certification body, have unveiled a new partnership to verify cocoa volumes and commercial transactions for the company’s $400m Cocoa Life programme. Cocoa Life will work with Flocert to employ a tailor-made version of its Flotis reporting system to verify the quantity of sustainably grown and traded cocoa […]

Awards for packaging brand

Crown Aerosols and Speciality Packaging Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings Inc, is celebrating a number of successes in the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) Starpack Awards 2014. At the awards ceremony, which took place in London, UK, the metal packaging manufacturer’s team was honored with gold, silver and bronze across multiple […]