Supply Chain

Mars Wrigley has spotlighted its Cocoa & Women for Change program as part of the equality initiative. Pic: GettyImages

Sustainability

Mars Wrigley signs onto $1bn G7 plan to fight inequality

By Kristine Sherred

As one of 34 global companies in the coalition, the candy and pet food giant will advance its existing sustainability platform through a focus on healthy ecosystems and human rights.

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PureCircle cleared of 'forced prison labour' accusations

By John Reynolds

Stevia maker PureCircle today (Tuesday) said it would “leave all the options open” as to whether it would seek compensation after it was “cleared” following a dispute with the US authorities over whether stevia imported from China was produced by forced...

E2open acquires Terra Technology

E2open acquires Terra Technology

By Jenny Eagle

E2open has acquired Terra Technology, which works with Mondelēz International, ConAgra Foods and Kellogg

UK law to fight slavery in big firm supply chains

UK law to fight slavery in big firm supply chains

By Niamh Michail

New legislation will require all large firms in the UK to report on their fight against slavery in the supply chain - but experts say the 'opt out' clause means its success could be limited.

United Biscuits' facilities needed upgrading, says McGurk

Me and my factory

Why United Biscuits had to invest £50M

By Nicholas Robinson

United Biscuits has pumped millions into its flagship Harlesden site. Kevin McGurk tells Nicholas Robinson why the investment had to be made

Controls of Salmonella in the cocoa supply chain

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Supply chain knowledge crucial to prevent chocolate contamination

By Joseph James Whitworth

Understanding at what points Salmonella is a risk in the cocoa supply chain is vital to give protection to the brand and consumers, according to the head of UK quality for cocoa and chocolate at ADM.

ABF calls Oxfam food ethics attack ‘ridiculous’

ABF calls Oxfam food ethics attack ‘ridiculous’

By Shane Starling

Associated British Foods – worst-in-class in an Oxfam report critical of 10 food giants for essentially operating under a corporate social responsibility (CSR) “veil of secrecy” – has hit back, slamming the report ‘s findings as “ridiculous”.

Armajaro join International Cocoa Initiative

Armajaro joins fight against child labour issues

By Nathan Gray

Armajaro Trading is showing ‘genuine commitment’ to cocoa labour issues by becoming the first cocoa trader to join the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), says the foundation.

War on food waste led by grocery think-tank IGD

Food firms wage war on waste

By Rod Addy

UK food firms have eliminated 1,400t of waste in a project led by grocery think-tank IGD and commissioned by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). Participants also believe they could eradicate waste by a further 1,193t within a year.