Sustainable Sourcing

Oxfam sustainability scorecard reveals ‘leaders and laggards’

Oxfam sustainability scorecard reveals ‘leaders and laggards’

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Leading food and drink makers including Nestlé, Unilever and Coca-Cola have made good progress in the year since Oxfam released its first Behind the Brands sustainability scorecard – and only one company made no progress, according to the NGO.

IOI Loders Croklaan doubles sustainable palm oil supply in 2013

IOI Loders Croklaan doubles sustainable palm oil supply in 2013

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Palm oil supplier IOI Loders Croklaan surpassed its goal to increase volumes of certified sustainable palm oil to 30% of total European sales last year – and has certified all its plantations to Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards.

Yildiz Holding sponsors PACTS program

Yildiz Holding makes social investment in sustainable cocoa

By Oliver Nieburg

Godiva owner Yildiz Holding has made one of its first social investments in sustainable cocoa by sponsoring Cémoi, Blommer Chocolate and Delfi’s Processors Alliance for Cocoa Traceability and Sustainability (PACTS) program.

Cocoa shortfall not worse than expected, says ICCO. Photo Credit: cstrom

ICCO clarifies 2012/13 cocoa deficit after leak

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) has reiterated its cocoa deficit forecast for the 2012/13 season after a public leak led the market to erroneously believe the shortfall was greater than expected.

Dietmar Eiden, vice president of trade fair management at Koelnmesse, on the talking points of ISM 2014

Dispatches from ISM 2014 in Cologne

Sustainability and health needs grow at ISM, says organizer

By Oliver Nieburg

The confectionery industry is in good shape and demand for sustainable products and those catering to health needs has never been higher, according to ISM organizer Koelnmesse.

Companies say child labor has no place in their supply chains, NGO says the issue is ongoing. Photo Credit:  International Labor Rights Forum

Nestlé, Cargill and ADM face child slavery case

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Three Malian men have won the right to bring their civil child slavery case against Nestlé, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to Californian courts.

Certification equips farmers to lead better lives and to tackle the global cocoa deficit: UTZ Certified

UTZ: Certification is our weapon against cocoa deficit

By Oliver Nieburg

Certification is one of the most potent tools for chocolate makers to avoid serious cocoa shortages and to improve the lives of farmers, according to the burgeoning certified cocoa organization, UTZ Certified.