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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Equipment: Chocolate processing, coating Ingredients: Dairy ingredients, Emulsifiers Packaging: Sustainability Product focus: Aerated confectionery
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Ferrero Group has announced that it is the first Bonsucro member to receive the Bonsucro Leadership Award. The Award is for demonstrating leadership, innovation and for inspiring and encouraging Bonsucro members to further increase their involvement in Bonsucro. The award was announced at Bonsucro’s Annual Conference in Manila, Philippines on 13 November 2014. Of […]
Innovia Films has launched its first BOPP film that has been officially proven to provide up to one and a half years protection from mineral oil migration – Propafilm RCU. Its development has been the result of proactive investigation into the mineral oil hydrocarbon (MOH) and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbon (MOAH) barrier protection of their films. […]
Ghana is benefitting from the efforts being made across the cocoa supply chain to promote ethics and sustainability. Jonathan Dyson reports.
The Hershey Company has announced that 30 per cent of its globally sourced cocoa was independently certified and verified. This reflects an accelerated pace for achieving its goal of sourcing 100 per cent of its cocoa supply from certified and sustainable cocoa farms by 2020. The announcement follows the company’s 2013 achievement of sourcing 18 […]
Archer Daniels Midland Company has signed a joint business development plan to continue to grow its relationship as an oils and fat supplier for Unilever in Europe, North America and Africa. The joint business development plan defines the long-term strategy and goals for the relationship and provides a clear framework for how ADM and Unilever […]
Puratos, a global leader in bakery, patisserie and chocolate products, has inaugurated a cocoa collection and fermentation plant in San Pedro province in Ivory Coast. Created in partnership with the French chocolate maker, Cémoi, this confirms Puratos’ strong commitment to long-term sustainability of Ivorian cocoa. The official opening ceremony of the cocoa collection and fermentation plant (CCFP), took place on the […]
Equipment: Cocoa processing Ingredients: Dairy ingredients; emulsifiers, Packaging: Sustainability, Product focus: Aerated confectionery, Show issue: World Cocoa Conference (22-25 April).