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sustainability

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

April 2018

Equipment: Cocoa processing Ingredients: Dairy ingredients; emulsifiers, Packaging: Sustainability, Product focus: Aerated confectionery, Show issue: World Cocoa Conference (22-25 April).

Initiative hits milestone

The Barry Callebaut Group has announced that its Cocoa Horizons Truck has passed the symbolic milestone of 10,000km and reached 33,000 participants, less than a year after the start of its journey into remote cocoa growing areas of Ivory Coast. Last week, the truck passed the 10,000km mark between the villages of Obrouayo and N’Drikro, […]

Boost to African cocoa sector

Sealing a wide-ranging international programme of collaboration, the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Cairo, Egypt, where the bank is based. The MOU aims to boost the development of the cocoa sector in Africa, foster the long-term competitiveness of smallholder cocoa farmers and […]

Milestone for ADM in Ghana

Cocoa and chocolate company, ADM Cocoa, is marking five years of dedicated cocoa processing in the Ashanti Region, with a continuation of the successful partnership with key stakeholders, such as the Ghana Cocoa Board, and a string of important local initiatives. Since opening the cocoa processing facility in Kumasi in 2009, ADM has created over […]

UB and Cargill partnership

United Biscuits (UB), a leading international manufacturer of biscuits, has announced a strategic three-year partnership with Cargill, an international producer of food and agricultural products and services. The agreement means that Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business will supply all UB’s derived cocoa and chocolate products and will support UB with the delivery to its seven […]

Palm oil policy strengthened

IOI Loders Croklaan has introduced a new and strengthened sustainable palm oil policy, which supersedes its existing policy.

Changes promote sustainability

DuPont Nutrition & Health has announced changes in its emulsifiers business that it believes will raise the sustainability bar for companies across the global food industry. All palm oil sourced by the DuPont facility in Grindsted, Denmark, where the company manufactures the majority of its emulsifier products, will be CSPO-certified (certified sustainable palm oil) from […]

Improving cocoa farmers’ lives

Hundreds of members of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and leaders from the global cocoa sector convened in Copenhagen, Denmark to take further crucial steps toward implementing a comprehensive strategy, called CocoaAction, to sustain the cocoa industry and improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers in Ghana and Ivory Coast. WCF leadership also announced the collective […]

Vanilla extraction facility

Symrise has opened an extraction facility for vanilla and is thus taking another important step in sustainable vanilla production in Madagascar. The investment at the Benavony site amounted to about €3m. With the plant, every step in the processing of vanilla can now be performed locally on the East African island for the first time. […]

Cocoa sustainability report

The Barry Callebaut Group has announced the publication of its Cocoa Sustainability Report 2013/14. This year’s report illustrates the company’s initiatives to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers through sustainable cocoa farming practices and to address the basic health and education needs of cocoa communities. “With ongoing challenges in cocoa farming, we are focusing on […]

Supporting cocoa farmers

The Hershey Company has announced a new three-year programme expanding its cocoa farmer training and community initiatives in Ivory Coast, the world’s largest cocoa producing country. In partnership with Cargill, Hershey Learn to Grow Ivory Coast will encompass seven farmer co-operatives and will include investments in educational infrastructure and teacher housing. Through Hershey Learn to […]

Strategic sustainability partnership

Unilever and Solidaridad have announced a new strategic partnership to improve the lives of one million people in Unilever’s extended supply chains. The agreement was signed at Unilever’s annual Partner to Win Supplier Summit in London. The partnership will be focused on promoting gender equity, improving agricultural and labour practices as well as supporting young […]

Strategic energy management

The UK food and beverage manufacturing sector is making tangible progress in managing its energy consumption, with 70 per cent reporting a beneficial impact on the bottom line as a result of their efforts, according to a new report. The Siemens Industry report entitled The Future of Energy: The UK Manufacturing Opportunity canvassed the views […]

Responsible sourcing

Paula Byrne, sustainability and CSR manager, Association of Chocolate, Biscuits and Confectionery Industries of Europe (Caobisco), describes what is being done to eliminate the worst forms of child labour during hazelnut harvesting in Turkey.