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

The Calorie Footprint

PureCircle, a global producer of stevia ingredients, has announced its Calorie Footprint.  The Calorie Footprint is an estimate of the number of calories that can be reduced within the global diet by modifying the caloric content of a product by replacing some caloric sweetness with zero-calorie plant-based stevia sweeteners. The company claims that it has […]

February 2014

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Sustainable natural ingredients

Health BU Switzerland is making a strategic move in the global nutraceutical and functional food market to better address customers’ needs. The strategy is based on four critical foundations: innovation, natural ingredients, research and responsible sustainability. “We made significant investments in the last year to improve our plants in Switzerland and North Bergen, N.J., to […]

Women in cocoa farming

Oxfam has urged major chocolate manufacturers to look at the conditions faced by women in the cocoa farming community. Mars’ private consultation found that its Vision for Change cocoa initiative was reaching some women, but more needed to be done. One of the recommendations from the report was that the company hire female technicians at […]

Sustainable agriculture policy

PureCircle, producer and marketer of high-purity stevia products, has announced it is making rapid progress rolling out its Sustainable Agricultural Policy and Procedures across its farmer base. “We consider our partnership with stevia farmers as critical to our sustainable growth as a business,” explains Ajay Chandran, director of corporate sustainability. “So we’ve adopted agricultural policies […]

Focus on cocoa farming

Barry Callebaut – manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – has announced its 2012/13 Sustainability Report, which details the company’s strategy in the areas of sustainable cocoa, environmental protection and employee development. The report focuses on the Barry Callebaut initiatives that improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers, through sustainable cocoa practices. “With a growing […]

Strategy for sustainable vanilla

Building on its recent association with Soarary of Madagascar, Virginia Dare and its new partner have announced a new dual strategy to improve the sustainability of Madagascar’s vanilla market. A primary objective is to enable farmers to properly cure their own green, or raw, vanilla so that they can earn the much-needed extra revenue associated […]

Practical packaging innovation

RPC Containers Corby has launched its latest innovation in modern pack alternatives to more traditional formats, in this instance tins and composite packs. The new Artemis jar provides a practical and convenient solution for a variety of dried, powdered and granulated products such as nuts, instant coffee and infant milk formula. The high barrier material […]

Market for almonds grows

New research by Innova Market Insights has revealed the increasingly important role of nuts in new food products worldwide – use has increased by 148 per cent since 2005 (2012 Global New Product Introductions Report, Innova Market Insights, June 2013). In fact, consumers worldwide report that almonds are the nut they eat most often as […]

Swiss plant goes CO2 neutral

Frutarom Health, Switzerland, has increased biogas electrical energy production at its plant in Wädenswill by 15 per cent. The energy produced by biogas uses waste materials and is categorised as CO2-neutral. Frutarom was awarded in 2012 a certificate of CO2 reduction by the Swiss Energy Agency, recognizing the Wädenswil facility does not contribute to the […]

Environmental performance

Tate & Lyle, a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, has announced that it has been commended by CDP for its approach to the disclosure of climate change information. CDP is an international, not-for-profit organisation that provides the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, […]

Accredited palm oil scheme

British company BM TRADA has become the world’s first certification body to be accredited for a sustainable palm oil scheme. The multi-certification organisation was previously the first to be approved by governing body the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to offer palm oil supply chain certification. But the pilot accreditation — overseen by Accreditation […]

Packaging and sustainability

In his opening video message at the EUROPEN 20th anniversary event, EU commissioner for the environment Janez Potočnik underlined: “It is clear that packaging can have a direct positive effect on resource efficiency by, for instance, packaging’s role in the prevention of food losses on the way to the shops, on the shelves and in […]

Three awards for cartonboards

Three packages made from Metsä Board’s cartonboards have won awards in the 2013 Pro Carton ECMA best carton packaging Awards. The winner of the sustainability award, De Beukelaer’s ChocOlé chocolate sticks, printed by Van Genechten, was made of Metsä Board’s Simcote folding boxboard. Simcote was also used for the winner of the food category, Danone’s […]