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Coca-Cola in Western Europe Sets Ambitious New Sustainability Commitments

    Coca-Cola in Western Europe Sets Ambitious New Sustainability Commitments

The Coca-Cola Company in Western Europe and Coca-Cola European Partners have launched their first ever joint Sustainability Action Plan for Western Europe – ‘This is Forward’ – with ambitious new commitments on drinks, packaging and society. Coca-Cola European Partners is the Coca-Cola bottler covering 13 territories across Western Europe.
This is Forward sets out how The […]

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Nestlé to Source Only Cage-free eggs by 2025

    Nestlé to Source Only Cage-free eggs by 2025

Nestlé has set a goal to source only eggs from cage-free hens for all its food products globally by 2025. This includes all shell eggs and egg products directly sourced as ingredients by Nestlé.
In Europe and the US, Nestlé will make the transition by the end of 2020. For the rest of the Americas, the […]

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East Coast Bakehouse Achieves Origin Green Membership

    East Coast Bakehouse Achieves Origin Green Membership

Irish biscuit manufacturer East Coast Bakehouse has achieved Origin Green membership. To achieve Origin Green accreditation, East Coast Bakehouse had to show sustainability timelines and targets, which were then verified to an independent standard. Included in the plan were commitments to sustainable sourcing, environmentally friendly operations, and a range of community initiatives.
Alison Cowzer, co-founder of East […]

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Cereal Partners Worldwide to Adopt Colour-coded Labelling on Nestlé Breakfast Cereals in the UK

    Cereal Partners Worldwide to Adopt Colour-coded Labelling on Nestlé Breakfast Cereals in the UK

Nestlé breakfast cereals in the UK will begin to carry the UK Government’s colour-coded labelling from October. The full roll out is expected to be completed by early 2018, according to Cereal Partners Worldwide (UK), which makes Nestlé breakfast cereals. Cereal Partners Worldwide (UK) is a joint venture owned by Nestlé and General Mills.
Gharry Eccles, […]

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Cargill Sets Clear Course For Cocoa Sustainability

    Cargill Sets Clear Course For Cocoa Sustainability

Cargill has published its third report on the progress and achievements of the Cargill Cocoa Promise, its commitment to sparking a more sustainable cocoa sector for generations to come. Building on a decades-long focus on sustainability, the Cargill Cocoa Promise has so far supported more than 145,000 farmers worldwide with market access, training and resources, while working with almost […]

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Kellogg Company Selected For Dow Jones Sustainability Index

    Kellogg Company Selected For Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Kellogg Company has been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, an independent validation of the important work the company is doing in the area of corporate responsibility. The DJSI serves as a benchmark for investors who recognize sustainable business practices as a critical component to generating long-term shareholder value. Through environmental, social, […]

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Mondelez International Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

    Mondelez International Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Mondelēz International has once again been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for both the North America and World indices. The DJSI is a globally recognized independent benchmark that conducts comprehensive assessments of a company’s economic, environmental and social performance with a strong focus on long-term value creation for shareholders.
Mondelēz International’s overall score […]

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Mars Launches $1 Billion Sustainability Plan

    Mars Launches $1 Billion Sustainability Plan

Mars will invest approximately $1 billion in its Sustainable in a Generation Plan, which focuses on areas where the US-based group can impact change on some of the world’s biggest problems, as defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. According to Grant F Reid, chief executive of Mars, business needs to lead “transformational change” in […]

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Mondelez International Delivers Strong Progress Against its 2020 Impact Goals

    Mondelez International Delivers Strong Progress Against its 2020 Impact Goals

 Mondelēz International has published its 2016 Impact for Growth Progress Report. The report highlights how the world’s leading snacking company met several of its well-being targets ahead of schedule, further validating its ambition to be a global leader in well-being snacks. The report also describes the company’s progress against its 2020 sustainable agriculture and environmental […]

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Greene King Pledges to Reach Zero Waste to Landfill by 2020

    Greene King Pledges to Reach Zero Waste to Landfill by 2020

Greene King, the UK’s leading pub retailer and brewer, has announced a new target of zero waste sent to landfill by 2020 – the first pledge of its kind in the UK’s pub industry. The declaration follows the launch of Greene King’s partnership with waste management company SWR in April 2016, and its commitment to […]

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Harrogate Water Backs Keep Britain Tidy Campaign

    Harrogate Water Backs Keep Britain Tidy Campaign

Amid growing concern about plastic litter, Keep Britain Tidy has teamed up with Harrogate Water in a joint campaign to promote greater recycling of plastic water bottles. It follows independent research, jointly commissioned by Keep Britain Tidy and Harrogate Water, which shows an overwhelming majority of bottled water consumers want to do the right thing […]

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Cutting Food Waste in the EU

    Cutting Food Waste in the EU

MEPs are supporting efforts to halve food waste in the EU by 2030, by lifting existing restrictions on food donations and eliminating confusion about ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ labels.
“In developed countries food is wasted mostly at the end of the chain, at distribution and consumption. Everyone has a responsibility to tackle this problem,” says […]

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Dawn Meats Carroll’s Cross Becomes First Irish Food Manufacturer to achieve ‘Business Working Responsibly’ Mark

    Dawn Meats Carroll’s Cross Becomes First Irish Food Manufacturer to achieve ‘Business Working Responsibly’ Mark

Dawn Meats has become the first Irish food manufacturing company to achieve the coveted Business Working Responsibly Mark at its Carroll’s Cross site in Waterford. A significant milestone on its journey to becoming Europe’s most sustainable meat company, Dawn Meats has now joined a group of only 25 companies in Ireland to have attained this […]

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Kerry Group, Glanbia and Irish Distillers Top the Ireland RepTrak 2017 Study of the Most Highly Regarded Organisations in Ireland in Food & Beverage

    Kerry Group, Glanbia and Irish Distillers Top the Ireland RepTrak 2017 Study of the Most Highly Regarded Organisations in Ireland in Food & Beverage

The Reputations Agency has announced the results of the annual Ireland RepTrak® 2017 study. Based on the perceptions of more than 4,500 respondents who completed the survey in the first quarter of 2017, the survey quantifies the emotional bond stakeholders have with 50 leading companies, and how these connections drive supportive behaviour such as a […]

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SUBWAY® Stores to Cut Almost Four Billion Calories From British Diets

    SUBWAY® Stores to Cut Almost Four Billion Calories From British Diets

From July 2016 to July 2017, SUBWAY® stores will have removed around 3.7 billion calories from Great British diets, after converting to Britvic and PepsiCo beverages. This new partnership provides all customers with a broader product range whilst significantly reducing their overall calorie and sugar intake.
The dynamic design of the new drinks fountains and fridge […]

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Tesco Launches ‘Little Helps to Healthier Living’ Campaign

    Tesco Launches ‘Little Helps to Healthier Living’ Campaign

Tesco is launching the next stage in its ongoing efforts to make healthier choices a little easier for customers, colleagues and communities across the UK. The ‘Little Helps to Healthier Living’ campaign, running throughout May, will provide:
* Helpful ‘little swaps’, many of which have lower sugar, fat or salt than the regular alternatives
* Lower prices […]

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Pioneering Partnership Between Kerry Group and the World Food Programme

    Pioneering Partnership Between Kerry Group and the World Food Programme

Details of a unique initiative, launched by Kerry Group and the World Food Programme (WFP), the food assistance branch of the United Nations, have been announced. Under this partnership, the first between an Irish company and WFP, both parties have agreed to collaborate on a 3-year programme to be known as ‘Project Leche’. The project […]

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New Report Shows Over 180,000 Consumer Goods Products Reformulated

    New Report Shows Over 180,000 Consumer Goods Products Reformulated

New data from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) shows more than 180,000 consumer goods products were reformulated in 2016, while over 30,000 communities worldwide have been involved in industry-led programmes that promote healthier diets and lifestyles. The data is part of the latest CGF Health & Wellness Progress Report, developed in conjunction with Deloitte, which […]

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Cargill, in Close Collaboration With its Partners, Drives Sector Transformation in Ghana

    Cargill, in Close Collaboration With its Partners, Drives Sector Transformation in Ghana

Cargill has celebrated the establishment of its own licensed buying company (LBC) – Cargill Kokoo Sourcing Ltd – in Ghana, in the presence of a Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Hon. Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, a Deputy Minister designate for Food and Agriculture, Hon William Quaitoo, the Ambassador of the United States to Ghana, H.E […]

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Half of Coca-Cola Sales Coming From No Sugar for the First Time in Great Britain

    Half of Coca-Cola Sales Coming From No Sugar for the First Time in Great Britain

Coca-Cola Great Britain is accelerating its investment in Coca-Cola Zero Sugar as new data from Nielsen shows that nine months after its launch, sales in grocery and convenience stores are up 52% and for the first time ever sales of no sugar Coca-Cola (Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Diet Coke) are matching those of Coca-Coca Classic. […]

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UK Guidelines on Reducing Sugar in Food Published For Industry

    UK Guidelines on Reducing Sugar in Food Published For Industry

Public Health England (PHE) has published the technical guidelines setting out the approaches the food industry can take to reduce the amount of sugar children consume through the everyday foods that contribute the most to intakes. The reduction programme could see 200,000 tonnes of sugar removed from the UK market per year by 2020.
The guidelines […]

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Seafood DNA Traceability Programme to Guarantee Greater Levels of Transparency

    Seafood DNA Traceability Programme to Guarantee Greater Levels of Transparency

A first-ever ‘farm to fork’ programme for shrimp production has been announced, offering consumers DNA based assurance on the origin and quality of shrimp. Through enhanced transparency the TraceBack programme will also help promote ethical labour practices, which have been highlighted in the global shrimp industry.
The technology offering – already available in animal meat – […]

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Further Commitment By AG Barr to Reduce Sugar

    Further Commitment By AG Barr to Reduce Sugar

AG Barr, which produces and markets some of the UK’s leading soft drinks brands, including IRN-BRU, Rubicon and Strathmore, has announced its further commitment to reduce sugar across its soft drinks portfolio. AG Barr has confirmed that by accelerating its long-standing sugar reduction programme, over 90% of its company owned soft drinks portfolio by volume […]

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European Soft Drinks Sector Commits to Reduce Added Sugars by a Further 10%

    European Soft Drinks Sector Commits to Reduce Added Sugars by a Further 10%

The European soft drinks industry[1] has announced it will reduce added sugars in its products by a further 10% by 2020[2]. The commitment will be rolled out across Europe. This initiative responds to changing consumer preferences regarding sugar intake and calls from Member States and the European Commission for a coordinated approach to reformulation and […]

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The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Has Published its 2016 Impact Report

    The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Has Published its 2016 Impact Report

The RSPO has published its 2016 RSPO Impact Report, providing a detailed look at RSPO’s sustainability efforts and outcomes from the past year. Over the years, the RSPO’s focus has remained constant: transforming the market to make sustainable palm oil the norm. To ensure the vision is achieved, the RSPO vigilantly monitors the impact of RSPO […]

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Nestlé and USAID Partner For High Quality Maize in Ghana

    Nestlé and USAID Partner For High Quality Maize in Ghana

Nestlé and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are partnering to help farmers in Ghana produce high quality maize. The goal is to reduce mycotoxins, a natural, fungal contamination of crops that can damage health and lead to financial ruin for farmers.
The USAID Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) programme team will […]

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Barry Callebaut Targets 100% Sustainable Chocolate By 2025

    Barry Callebaut Targets 100% Sustainable Chocolate By 2025

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has published its new sustainability strategy “Forever Chocolate” with the ambition to move sustainable chocolate from niche to norm in less than a decade.
In order to secure the future of chocolate, Barry Callebaut’s new sustainability strategy includes four targets that the company expects […]

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Mondelez International Updates its Sustainable Palm Oil Action Plan

    Mondelez International Updates its Sustainable Palm Oil Action Plan

Mondelēz International has laid out new milestones and requirements for suppliers to work toward a sustainable supply of palm oil as part of its updated Palm Oil Action Plan. The update advances the company’s goal to make sustainable palm oil the mainstream option, based on the principles that production should be on legally held land; […]

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Nestlé Gives Further Boost to Youth Employability

    Nestlé Gives Further Boost to Youth Employability

Nestlé has pledged to further strengthen its commitment to the employability of young people in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Focusing on creating first job experiences, Nestlé is seeking to help more young people out of school and into work. This includes apprenticeships as a key success factor to bridge the gap between […]

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Internal Investigation into HKScan’s Baltic Business

    Internal Investigation into HKScan’s Baltic Business

Nordic meat group HKScan has initiated an internal investigation into its Baltic business. The investigation is being conducted to ensure that the principles of good corporate governance and HKScan’s Code of Conduct have been followed. The investigation is estimated to last a few weeks.
Some of the HKScan Baltics Management Team members have been relieved of their […]

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PM Group Wins 2016 CPD Employer of the Year Excellence Award from Engineers Ireland

    PM Group Wins 2016 CPD Employer of the Year Excellence Award from Engineers Ireland

Irish owned PM Group is the winner of the 2016 CPD Employer of the Year Excellence Award from Engineers Ireland. Based on their CPD accreditation report for this year, PM Group received the highest rating in Ireland for their programme.  The company’s Innovation in Action programme was highlighted as an important part of the accreditation.
Speaking about the award […]

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RT14 Calls Stakeholders to Collaborate For a Truly Sustainable Palm Oil Industry

    RT14 Calls Stakeholders to Collaborate For a Truly Sustainable Palm Oil Industry

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) 14th Annual Roundtable Meeting (RT14) urged corporate leaders, NGOs, policy makers and academics to step up and join forces to ensure an effective and sustainable palm oil ecosystem. Following the success of the RSPO NEXT discussion last year, which called for stakeholders “to work together, rather than competing […]

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Tesco Reduces Sugar Content in All Own Brand Soft Drinks

    Tesco Reduces Sugar Content in All Own Brand Soft Drinks

As part of its ongoing commitment to reduce the sugar, fat and salt content across all its own brands to help Britain’s shoppers make healthier choices, Tesco has announced further reductions to sugar levels in its own brand soft drinks. The move supports the increasingly recognised recommendation that sugars should make up no more than […]

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Cargill Direct Purchasing Licence Boosts Cocoa Sustainability

    Cargill Direct Purchasing Licence Boosts Cocoa Sustainability

Cargill’s cocoa & chocolate business has established its own licensed buying company (LBC) following the successful application for a licence from the Ghanaian Cocoa Board (Cocobod). The new LBC is now fully operational and Cargill has purchased its first consignment of beans directly from cocoa farmers in Ghana, with around 30,000 farmers already registered with the […]

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CSR Award For PM Group

    CSR Award For PM Group

PM Group, the International project delivery specialists, was delighted to receive the South Dublin Chamber CSR Award 2016 at a ceremony in Dublin recently.
“We were really pleased to be recognised for our contribution to the local community in South County Dublin. We tend to focus on two main areas – education and probono services – […]

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Harnessing Irish Agricultural Know-how For Hunger and Poverty Reduction

    Harnessing Irish Agricultural Know-how For Hunger and Poverty Reduction

Harnessing the knowledge of the Irish agriculture sector can significantly contribute to ending hunger and poverty for millions of people in the Developing World. Such is the belief of the founders of an innovative new consortium that has brought the Irish agriculture and research sectors together with some of the country’s leading development charities, in a […]

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Emmi Commits Itself to Sustainability

    Emmi Commits Itself to Sustainability

Sustainability and in particular environmental protection have been key issues for Swiss milk processor Emmi for over 20 years. Now, the company is going a significant step further by setting itself specific objectives in four important sustainability-related areas. These objectives have been defined in communication with various stakeholders, including WWF Switzerland. The environmental protection organisation […]

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Nestlé Acclaimed as World’s Most Diverse Food Company

    Nestlé Acclaimed as World’s Most Diverse Food Company

Nestlé has been recognised as the leading food and beverage company in the Thomson Reuters Diversity and Inclusion Index, for its efforts in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The index ranked Nestlé 15th overall out of more than 4,000 publically traded companies worldwide. Companies were assessed in four categories: diversity, people development, news controversies […]

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Breadwinners Offers a Fresh Start For Unemployed Londoners

    Breadwinners Offers a Fresh Start For Unemployed Londoners

Breadwinners is an innovative new charity offering those struggling to find employment in London an opportunity to start their own fresh bread delivery business. Londoners can wake up to fresh, award-winning artisan bread delivered directly to their door at no extra cost to what they would pay in the bakery. Customers book delivery with their […]

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Mondelez International Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index For 12th Consecutive Year

    Mondelez International Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index For 12th Consecutive Year

Mondelēz International has once again been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for both the North America and World indices. The DJSI is a globally recognized independent benchmark that conducts comprehensive assessments of a company’s economic, environmental and social performance with a strong focus on long-term value creation for shareholders.
Mondelēz International improved its […]

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Nestlé Leads Industry in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

    Nestlé Leads Industry in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

A biogas facility that fuels a factory with green energy and helps farmers is just one example of kind of the work that has helped Nestlé become food industry No.1 in the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The DJSI is a globally recognised independent benchmark that measures the performance of the largest 2,500 global […]

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Cameroonian Cocoa Sector Makes Good Strides in Sustainable Production

    Cameroonian Cocoa Sector Makes Good Strides in Sustainable Production

Over 9,500 cocoa farmers in Cameroon have received more than €1.4 million (958 million cfa) in premium payments – the largest ever certification premium payments made for sustainable cocoa in the country – under the Cargill Cocoa Promise. These payments directly reflect the growing appetite of customers for certified cocoa products and appreciation for the […]

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Mondelez International Expands Cocoa Life in Indonesia

    Mondelez International Expands Cocoa Life in Indonesia

Mondelēz International has announced the successful completion of the first phase of its new partnerships with Swisscontact, Cargill and Wahana Visi Indonesia to expand its Cocoa Life program in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. With the help of Swisscontact, funded by the Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO), the program aims to develop sustainable livelihoods for cocoa-farming […]

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Coca-Cola is the First Fortune 500 Company to Replenish All the Water It Uses Globally

    Coca-Cola is the First Fortune 500 Company to Replenish All the Water It Uses Globally

The Coca-Cola Company and its global bottling partners (the Coca-Cola system) have met their goal to replenish, or in other words balance, the equivalent amount of water used in their global sales volume back to nature and communities. Based on this achievement, Coca-Cola is the first Fortune 500 company to publicly claim achieving such an […]

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Opel Ireland to Redistribute Over €3,000,000 Worth of Food

    Opel Ireland to Redistribute Over €3,000,000 Worth of Food

Opel Ireland has pledge its commitment to help drive social change as it joins the award winning FoodCloud in Ireland. Through the provision of seven custom specified Opel vans, this partnership is set to deliver the equivalent of 2.3 million meals to over 250 charities in the next 12 months alone.
This announcement comes as recent reports […]

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Education is Vital to a Life With Perspective

    Education is Vital to a Life With Perspective

‘Because education matters’ is the motto of Austria’s HAAS, a company which is engaged in supporting a bakery apprentice workshop and helping needy children in Korogocho, a slum on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Irene Kapaun, HAAS Marketing Communication & Public Relations Manager recently visited Nairobi in order to report about the project’s progress.
Streets are […]

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Barry Callebaut and Tony’s Chocolonely Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

    Barry Callebaut and Tony’s Chocolonely Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, and Tony’s Chocolonely, the Amsterdam-based chocolate company committed to bringing an end to slavery in the chocolate industry, have announced a strategic partnership agreement to produce chocolate from fully traceable sustainable cocoa. Barry Callebaut installs a dedicated cocoa butter tank in […]

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Diageo and WaterAid Announce Five Year International Partnership

    Diageo and WaterAid Announce Five Year International Partnership

Diageo has announced a five year partnership with WaterAid, an international NGO providing access to safe water and sanitation in some of the world’s poorest communities. Through this exciting new collaboration, the partners will use their collective influence to advocate universal access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) at local, national and global levels […]

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Tesco to Source Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Cocoa For Own Label Chocolate in the UK

    Tesco to Source Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Cocoa For Own Label Chocolate in the UK

Tesco has announced all the cocoa required for its own label chocolate products sold in the UK will be from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ sources by the end of 2018. The retailer will also ensure the cocoa used in other Tesco UK products, such as biscuits, cakes, desserts and cereals, will be responsibly sourced by the same […]

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Tesco to Stop Selling Caged Eggs by 2025

    Tesco to Stop Selling Caged Eggs by 2025

Tesco has announced that it is to stop sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025. This comes after the retailer conducted a detailed review of its egg sourcing strategy, which included consultation with suppliers, industry experts and other key stakeholders.
The move is the latest initiative designed to ensure Tesco sources products in a sustainable way. […]

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Tesco Investing in the Future For Britain’s Potato Growers

    Tesco Investing in the Future For Britain’s Potato Growers

Tesco has announced it will issue contracts worth £12 million over three years to help support British Agriculture, and become the first retailer in the UK to introduce new long term contracts for potato growers and packers. This will help to safeguard the future of UK farmers who supply the supermarket and provide customers with […]

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Johnnie Walker to Provide Per Serving Alcohol Content and Nutritional Information On-pack

    Johnnie Walker to Provide Per Serving Alcohol Content and Nutritional Information On-pack

Diageo has announced that Johnnie Walker is to be its first global brand to provide consumers around the world with on-pack alcohol content and nutritional information per typical serve. From early autumn, the new labels for bottles of Johnnie Walker Red Label, the best-selling Scotch whisky around the world, go into production and will then […]

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Diageo Ireland Introduces New Alcohol Labelling Standards

    Diageo Ireland Introduces New Alcohol Labelling Standards

Diageo Ireland has announced that it is rolling out new, more detailed and consumer friendly labelling standards for its products in Ireland. Smithwick’s will be the first brand in the Irish market to display the new labels, which provide consumers with full on-label alcohol content and nutritional information, including calories content, grams of alcohol per […]

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Tesco Unveils Fair For Farmers Guarantee on All its Milk

    Tesco Unveils Fair For Farmers Guarantee on All its Milk

Tesco has unveiled a new Fair For Farmers Guarantee on all of its fresh milk, as it continues to build transparent, long-term relationships with its suppliers. The Fair For Farmers Guarantee explains how every pint of milk sold at Tesco is 100% British and provides customers with information on the fair price Tesco pays to […]

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