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

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 […]

Bonsucro Leadership Award

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 […]

Mineral oil barrier film

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. […]

Sustainable sourcing

Ghana is benefitting from the efforts being made across the cocoa supply chain to promote ethics and sustainability. Jonathan Dyson reports.

Independently certified cocoa

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 […]

Joint development plan

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 […]

Ivory coast cocoa plant

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 […]

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.