Sustainable Sourcing

'Climate change is one of the most urgent threats to our planet that we face today,' said Michele Buck, Hershey CEO and President. Pic: Hershey

Environment

Hershey announces new measures to tackle climate change

By Anthony Myers

The global confectionery giant said it will invest in renewable energy and land-use initiatives, target 100% of its plastic packaging to be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2030 and announced a no-deforestation policy.

Pharrell Williams with Tony's head of Marketing, Thecla Shaeffer after the partnership announcement last year. Pic: Tony's Chocolonely

Retail

Tony’s Chocolonely pushes deeper into North America

By Anthony Myers

Dutch ethical brand Tony's Chocolonely has announced it has expanded its distribution in the US and is now available on Target.com nationwide and in select retailers across the country.

Who owns the data data in the cocoa supply chain? Pic: Sourcemap

Chocoa21

Is data the currency of success in cocoa supply chain transparency?

By Anthony Myers

Following recent news that The European Union will contribute €25m to boost the sustainability of cocoa production in Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Cameroon, the first session at this year’s Chocoa21 conference, held online from Amsterdam, could turn...

'Tony’s traceability is guaranteed,' the company said, confirming it will continue to work with Barry Callebaut. Pic: ConfectioneryNews

Sustainability

Tony’s Chocolonely rejects modern slavery allegation in its cocoa

By Anthony Myers

Dutch ethical brand Tony’s Chocolonely has defended its reputation for making ‘100% slave free chocolate the norm’ after it was struck off a list of companies that use ethically sourced cocoa by the American organization Slave Free Chocolate.

Montpellier's Corum Convention Centre. Pic: visit-languedoc.fr

Policy

ICCO Symposium on cocoa research to be held in France in September

By Anthony Myers

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), in partnership with the French institution Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), has announced its second edition of the International Symposium on Cocoa Research (ISCR) will take...

Food security priorities are driving applicants for Olam's Food Prize 2021. Pic: Olam International

Innovation

Olam extends food prize application deadline to March

By Anthony Myers

Olam International Limited, one of the world’s leading food, cocoa and agri-businesses, has extended the application deadline for its bi-annual innovation prize to March 15, 2021, citing the challenges of COVID-19.

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