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

Committed to cocoa growers

ADM Cocoa continues to strengthen its commitment to cocoa-growing communities through its Specific Age-Group Education and Empowerment System (SAGE²S) programme, which provides vocational training to young people and trainers and has launched the RUFATEC (Rural Family Training and Education Centre) concept.

Palsgaard sets CSR standards

Palsgaard’s newly released 2014 CSR report details how the Denmark-based food ingredients producer continues to set sustainability standards, including working towards an ambitious goal to achieve CO2-neutrality by 2020.

Ferrero Hazelnut Award

The Ferrero Hazelnut Company is launching the ‘Ferrero Hazelnut Award Contest’ in a bid to support and improve research and innovation in the hazelnut world.

Sustainable palm oil

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is working on voluntary guidelines aimed at further enhancing the existing standard’s requirements on issues such as deforestation, peatland development and indigenous people’s rights.

Sourcing for sustainability

The Barry Callebaut Group has announced its engagement in three key industry initiatives strengthening its engagement in the development of sustainable global supply chains and agriculture.

Educating cocoa communities

The Jacobs Foundation, in partnership with the cocoa industry strategy CocoaAction, co-ordinated by the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), has launched TRECC (Transforming Education in Cocoa Communities). The seven-year Commitment to Action is intended to enhance education, empower women and help protect children in Ivory Coast’s cocoa-growing communities. TRECC will work alongside CocoaAction to accelerate sustainability […]

In the bag

Paul Wilkinson, business development manager at Pacepacker, advises bulk manufacturers on the best way to introduce a new bagging system.

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.