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PepsiCo sets sugar reduction targets

    PepsiCo sets sugar reduction targets

PepsiCo has announced ambitious plans to dramatically reduce the sugar content in its drinks as part of its sustainable growth strategy for 2025.
These goals aim to continue “transforming PepsiCo’s food and beverage product portfolio”.
Its goals include: At least two-thirds of its global beverage portfolio volume will have 100 calories or fewer from added sugars per […]

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Food and drink manufacturers to reduce emissions by 55% in 10 years

    Food and drink manufacturers to reduce emissions by 55% in 10 years

The Food and Drink Federation has pledged to reduce the carbon emissions of manufacturers in the industry by 55% by 2025.
The group, which has hailed its previous sustainability efforts, has issued a set of commitments that industry plans to follow to decrease its carbon footprint even further.
As well as the proposed 55% reduction, which is […]

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WCF launches new program

The World Cocoa Foundation has announced the launch of its new program designed to strengthen collaboration between the public and private sector to address the threat climate change poses to cocoa sustainability and the many livelihoods the sector supports. The WCF-led partnership brings together ACDI/VOCA, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the […]

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Union and Climeworks are joining forces in CAPDrinks project

Funded by the Eurostars programme a project between Swiss company Climeworks and Danish Union Engineering is taking shape. The objective of the proposed project is to develop a standardized, competitive, low cost, modular, standalone, and onsite plant for delivery of beverage grade CO2 to bottling companies.
The CO2 stems majorly from atmospheric air and is in a first step […]

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Craft brewery’s edible six pack rings

Most plastic beer six‐pack rings end up in our oceans and pose a serious threat to wildlife. Saltwater Brewery together with WeBelievers has designed, tested and prototyped the first ever Edible Six Pack Rings, made with byproducts of the beer making process, that instead of killing animals, feeds them. They are also 100% biodegradable and […]

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ADM progresses no-deforestation policy

ADM and The Forest Trust (TFT) recently completed an initial assessment of ADM’s global palm oil and soybean supply chains — the first step toward full implementation of the No-Deforestation Policy the company adopted in May.
Data and observations from these assessments are detailed in two progress reports the company issued earlier this month.
Though—with rare exceptions—ADM […]

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Crown cuts waste to landfill by 37% in sustainability drive

The metal packaging giant has published its third global sustainability report which compared the figures to its first report in 2007, showing 9% more waste recycled per billion cans, and more than 100% more waste converted to energy, an increase of nearly 3,000 metric tons.
Crown also used 14% less coatings since 2007, representing a reduction […]

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Reaching packaging machinery sustainability goals

    Reaching packaging machinery sustainability goals

Richard Pether, director of Rotech – designer and manufacturer of offline advanced carton feeding systems – reflects on the role that sustainability plays in the packaging machinery market and innovative ways in which manufacturers can switch to more resource efficient solutions that respect and value the environment.
These days sustainable manufacturing is taking centre stage, driven […]

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Barry Callebaut First to Collaborate with Rainforest Alliance to Train Cocoa Farmers in Cameroon

    Barry Callebaut First to Collaborate with Rainforest Alliance to Train Cocoa Farmers in Cameroon

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate, has begun training members of five farmer cooperatives in the Central region of Cameroon to enable them to become independently certified by Rainforest Alliance. Approximately 1,000 farmers will receive training in the next 12 months. This is an extension of the already successful collaboration […]

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FrieslandCampina Improves Sustainability Worldwide

    FrieslandCampina Improves Sustainability Worldwide

In 2011, Royal FrieslandCampina took important steps worldwide to improve the sustainability of the business in the 26 countries where the company is active and in the co-operative’s 14,400 dairy farms in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. The sustainability programme is one of the pillars of FrieslandCampina’s route2020 strategy that is aimed at growth and […]

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Diageo Tops Food and Beverage Sector in FTSE4GOOD Index

    Diageo Tops Food and Beverage Sector in FTSE4GOOD Index

Diageo has further strengthened its sustainability credentials by topping the food and beverage sector in the FTSE4GOOD index 2012. The index, which is designed to objectively measure the performance of companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards, saw Diageo’s score of 4.8 out of 5 beat a prestigious group of companies from the food […]

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Encouraging Greater Use of Sustainable Palm Oil

    Encouraging Greater Use of Sustainable Palm Oil

Dating back to the eighties, growing consumer concerns about health and diet have driven increased use of palm oil as an ingredient by European food manufacturers. Environmental issues have been fueling demand for palm oil sourced from certifiably sustainable sources.
Made from crushing palm fruits, palm oil is an edible vegetable oil used mainly for food […]

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Donegal Catch Supports Irish Fishing Industry With Responsible Irish Fish Partnership

    Donegal Catch Supports Irish Fishing Industry With Responsible Irish Fish Partnership

Donegal Catch, Ireland’s number one frozen fish brand, has entered a partnership with Responsible Irish Fish, a group dedicated to developing a brand and label to allow Irish fishermen differentiate their products in the market place and to promote Irish fish being caught in a responsible manner. Donegal Catch is also expanding into the chilled […]

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Morrisons to Move into Seafood Processing

    Morrisons to Move into Seafood Processing

Morrisons plans to launch its own seafood processing business to deliver quality fish into its stores. The company will be acquiring an empty factory in Grimsby and equipping it for seafood production by the end of 2012. As a result, Morrisons will be the only major food retailer to source fish direct from the quayside […]

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Double Digit UK Growth For Fairtrade Products

    Double Digit UK Growth For Fairtrade Products

Estimated retail sales of Fairtrade products in the UK reached £1.32 billion in 2011, a 12% increase on sales of £1.17 billion in 2010. Cocoa and sugar have all seen significant growth with increases respectively of 34% and 21% over 2010. Bananas, coffee, tea are all showing steady growth. Critically, this means that Fairtrade Premiums, […]

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Arla Foods UK Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill

    Arla Foods UK Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill

Arla Foods is the first major dairy company in the UK to achieve zero waste to landfill throughout the entire UK business, including all its sites. Through maximising recycling, the company has taken another step towards reaching its environmental targets and achieving its ‘Closer to Nature’ ambition.
With over 90 per cent of site waste being […]

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New Unilever Plant Sets Global Sustainability Standards

    New Unilever Plant Sets Global Sustainability Standards

Unilever’s R670 million (Eur61 million), state-of-the-art savoury foods plant in Durban is setting new global standards in responsible and sustainable dry food production. It as one of the largest private investments in South Africa since the 2010 World Cup. The new plant is named Indonsa, meaning “Morning Star” in IsiZulu, and produces renowned brands such […]

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FrieslandCampina and Unilever Commence Sustainable Dairy Ingredients Project

    FrieslandCampina and Unilever Commence Sustainable Dairy Ingredients Project

FrieslandCampina and Unilever have joined forces in a project that will boost the availability of sustainable dairy ingredients. Key elements of this project are animal welfare, energy use, waste management and reduction of the carbon footprint. This year, a total of twelve farms operated by FrieslandCampina member farmers have been assessed against Unilever’s criteria and […]

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Coca-Cola Hellenic in Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes For 4th Consecutive Year

    Coca-Cola Hellenic in Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes For 4th Consecutive Year

Coca-Cola Hellenic, one of the world’s largest bottlers of products of The Coca-Cola Company, has been included for the fourth consecutive year in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), the premier global sustainability benchmark. The DJSI are based on an analysis of the economic, environmental and social performance of the world’s 2,500 largest companies measured […]

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Nestle Achieves Zero Waste at UK Factory

    Nestle Achieves Zero Waste at UK Factory

Nestle marked another milestone in its commitment to environmental sustainability by achieving zero waste to landfill at its Kit Kat and Aero confectionery factory at York in the UK. In 2009, Nestle UK set an ambitious target to achieve zero total waste by 2015 for all of its 14 factories in the UK and Ireland.
This […]

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Sustainably Farmed Seafood Holds Key to Future Global Food Security

    Sustainably Farmed Seafood Holds Key to Future Global Food Security

The first-ever global assessment of the environmental costs of aquaculture shows that farmed seafood is less ecologically damaging than livestock production, and that there is great potential for improvements in efficiency.
A new and comprehensive analysis released by WorldFish Center and Conservation International (CI) has investigated the environmental impact of the world’s major aquaculture production systems […]

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Greener Future For Wiseman Farmers

    Greener Future For Wiseman Farmers

Dairy farmers who supply Robert Wiseman Dairies are being offered expert help to reduce their energy costs and improve their carbon footprint. All members of the Wiseman Milk Group not aligned to a retailer supply group are being given the chance to have an E-C02 carbon and energy audit giving a carbon score for their […]

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Coca-Cola and Heinz Form Landmark Packaging Partnership

  Coca-Cola and Heinz Form Landmark Packaging Partnership

The Coca-Cola Company and HJ Heinz have announced a strategic partnership that enables Heinz to produce its ketchup bottles using Coca-Cola’s breakthrough PlantBottle packaging. The PET plastic bottles are made partially from plants and have a lower reliance on non-renewable resources compared with traditional PET plastic bottles. The partnership is an industry-first, and one that […]

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FrieslandCampina Makes Transition to Sustainably Produced Cardboard Beverage Packaging

  FrieslandCampina Makes Transition to Sustainably Produced Cardboard Beverage Packaging

Dutch and international dairy co-operative FrieslandCampina is making the transition to sustainably produced cardboard with the Forest Stewardship Council accreditation for all its cardboard beverage packaging in the Benelux. Appelsientje is the first FrieslandCampina brand that will appear in sustainably produced cardboard in shop shelves before the end of this year. The full transition will […]

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Unilever Unveils Ambitious Sustainability Plan

  Unilever Unveils Ambitious Sustainability Plan

Unilever has announced plans to decouple its future growth from environmental impact. The food and consumer goods giant has pledged to halve the environmental footprint of its products; help 1 billion people to take action to improve their health and wellbeing, mostly in developing countries, over the next 10 years; and to source 100% of […]

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Welsh Dairy Industry Set For Greener Future

  Welsh Dairy Industry Set For Greener Future

Welsh dairy farmers, processors, and retailers have reached an ambitious agreement to further reduce the environmental impact of milk and dairy products. The Welsh dairy industry has published a ‘Dairy Roadmap for Wales’, which clearly sets out targets for reducing the industry’s environmental footprint over the next ten years.
The document builds upon the work already […]

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Heineken Presented With 2010 World Business and Development Award

  Heineken Presented With 2010 World Business and Development Award

Gloabl brewer Heineken has been presented with the 2010 World Business and Development (WBD) Award for its groundbreaking sustainable local supply chain initiative in Sierra Leone. Heineken is one of only ten organisations to receive the 2010 WBD award. According to the members of the International Judging Panel, Heineken impressed by demonstrating a clear link […]

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Northern Ireland Meat Companies Look to Growth in Global Markets

  Northern Ireland Meat Companies Look to Growth in Global Markets

Northern Ireland’s £1.5 billion meat industry must work on strategies that will reduce costs and increase its ability to exploit opportunities that will grow in Europe and other global markets over the next decade. The business opportunities and threats, including rising feed and other costs, as well as consumer trends facing the local industry, which […]

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Coca-Cola Hellenic Maintains Position as a Global Sustainability Leader

  Coca-Cola Hellenic Maintains Position as a Global Sustainability Leader

Coca-Cola Hellenic has been recognised for its continuing commitment to embedding Corporate Social Responsibility into its operations across 28 countries by achieving listings on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and the DJSI Europe Index for the third consecutive year. The company is one of only four beverage producers worldwide to be included in the […]

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Nestle Chief Backs Move for Harsher Climate Change Targets

  Nestle Chief Backs Move for Harsher Climate Change Targets

Paul Bulcke, chief executive of Nestle, supports the move to drive the European Union to toughen greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. In a signed letter together with 26 business leaders from companies across Europe – published by The Financial Times, Le Monde and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – EU ministers are urged to push for increased […]

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FrieslandCampina Aims to Achieve Climate-neutral Growth

  FrieslandCampina Aims to Achieve Climate-neutral Growth

Dairy multinational Royal FrieslandCampina is aiming to achieve climate-neutral growth throughout the dairy chain over the coming years. Sustainability is a key element of the company’s business strategy.
In its 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, FrieslandCampina outlines its CSR ambitions, policy, related activities and the results achieved in the first year following the merger between […]

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Unilever Commits to Sustainable Sourcing of Paper Packaging

  Unilever Commits to Sustainable Sourcing of Paper Packaging

As part of its sustainability commitment to double the size of its business while reducing its environmental impact, Unilever has announced that it will work with its suppliers to source 75% of its paper and board packaging from sustainably managed forests or from recycled material by 2015, rising to 100% by 2020. The move makes […]

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Royal Greenland Supports the Development of the ASC Standards

Leading international seafood group Royal Greenland has declared its support for the development of the ASC standards by the Aquaculture Dialogues. The ASC’s mission is to transform aquaculture towards environmental and social sustainability using efficient market mechanisms which create value across the chain.
“We have the responsibility to supply our customers and our consumers with seafood […]

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