Flavours and fragrances group sets out corporate responsibility plans

US-based Bell Flavors and Fragrances has confirmed its corporate responsibility strategy for 2019 across its operations, including within the confectionery sector.

The company said it is committed to transparency with its valued stakeholders and encourages its supply chain to do the same, and is dedicated to to long-term sustainability policies around  important environmental, social, and product topics of interest.

A spokesperson said: “Our mission is to create the highest quality products within cost parameters dictated by its customers, and to service these customers and their requirements to their total satisfaction. Bell’s core values dictate how we operate our business and believe that Integrity within our stakeholder group is key to long-term success.

“Our commitment to excellence is a reflection of a family value that all shareholders must reflect. Building trust-based relationships with employees, suppliers and customers is also essential, and the trust we build must be reflected in all of what Bell’s employees do.”

The company added that its code of ethics and business Conduct outlines “The Bell Way” of doing business, including commitment to a philosophy and practices that meet the highest ethical, legal, and behavioural standards, including providing employees with a safe and healthy working environment, fair compensation and equal remuneration, and equal opportunity employment.

In addition, the company is committed to donating time, effort, items, and/or money to the communities in the U.S. and other global locations. The company’s philanthropic efforts are aligned to the interests of, and feedback from, the employees. Bell’s goal is zero injuries, and they believe that all work-related injuries are preventable.

The company is also committed to the development of safe, high-quality products for all markets that they serve. They comply with all applicable regulatory requirements through their Safe Quality Food system, which is based on preventative controls methodology. Meeting Bell’s environmental goals requires the understanding and participation of all its employees. The company added it believes that all waste can be minimised and that energy, water, and other finite resources must be used efficiently and responsibly. Their plastic pallets used for some international shipments are made of 100 percent recycled high-density polyethylene and converted to corrugated boxes made with 100 percent recycled material.

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