Sustainability

Ripe palm on palm tree. Pic: Getty Images

Is sustainabity under threat?

Guest post: Navigating a sustainable future through choppy waters

By Gary Lewis

Gary Lewis, President of NEODA and Chief Commercial Officer for KTC Edibles, takes a closer look at sustainability in the oils and fat industry, exploring some of the challenges preventing progress, as well as the positive trends.

Cargill’s Cocoa Promise – 10 years on, what lessons have been learned?

Is sustainability under threat?

Cargill’s Cocoa Promise – 10 years on, what lessons have been learned?

By Anthony Myers

Cargill’s commitment to cocoa sustainability stretches back to 2000, when it began offering seminars to cocoa farmers. Kate Clancy has been with Cargill and working in sustainability since 2011, taking up her recent position of Group Sustainability Director,...

ofi's Dezaaan single origin cocoa. Pic: ofi

Special report

Asian consumers driving demand for single origin cocoa

By Anthony Myers

As ConfectioneryNews reported last month, the trend for single-origin cocoa ingredients has been growing for some time, as consumers with a sweet craving also look more closely at how and where their cocoa is sourced.

Guylian's famous chocolate seashells will now carry the Fairtrade logo. Pic: Fairtrade America

Sustainability

Guylian commits to 100% Fairtrade Certified cocoa

By Anthony Myers

The premium Belgian chocolate brand said the move demonstrates its commitment to sustainable production in its supply chain by prioritising the livelihoods of cocoa farmers.

The company also said it is also battling a volatile environment in its European market. Pic: Mondelēz International

Financial results

Mondelēz to up Cocoa Life investment on back of strong Q3 results

By Anthony Myers

Mondelēz International has announced net revenues grew 8.1% year-on-year in the third quarter this year, driven by stronger pricing and volume. The Chicago-headquartered company also raised its full-year results forecasts and announced more price hikes...

Peter Boone, CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group, at the launch last month of its '2nd Generation Chocolate' innovation. Pic: Barry Callebaut

Financial results

Drop in profits at Barry Callebaut after factory shutdown earlier in year

By Anthony Myers

Barry Callebaut caught the market by surprise by rescheduling its Full-Year Results 2021-22 analysts and media call to Tuesday instead of today (Wednesday 2 November) after the figures were published early due to an ‘unforeseen event’. The world’s largest...

ofi claims it can can now track cocoa at every stage of its journey from the farm or community. Pic: ofi

Sustainability

Ofi’s Cocoa Compass wins sustainable supply chain award

By Anthony Myers

Cocoa supplier olam food ingredients (ofi), has won the Sustainable Supply Chain of the Year Award at the 2022 Global Good Awards, which recognise businesses, NGOs, charities and social enterprises that are driving social and environmental change.

Cocoa and flower growers experienced the strongest rebounds in 2021, according to Fairtrade. Pic: Fairtrade

Sustainability

Fairtrade cocoa farmers see boost in earnings, according to new report

By Anthony Myers

Cocoa farmers, as well as workers in other commodities and crops, experienced a boost in Fairtrade Premium earnings thanks to a recovery in Fairtrade product sales throughout 2021, Fairtrade International’s latest annual report has revealed.

This year’s Forum focused on traceability as a key enabler for sustainability in cocoa. Pic: CN

ECA Forum 2022

Cocoa and chocolate companies agree to share farmer data

By Anthony Myers

Cocoa and chocolate companies have announced greater cooperation and a willingness willing to share their cocoa farmer data with Ivorian and Ghanaian authorities to further traceability.

Cocoa farmers and their communities benefit from the promotion of sustainable beans. Pic: Barry Callebaut

Sustainability

Barry Callebaut increases Cocoa Horizons in Nigeria

By Anthony Myers

Barry Callebaut has announced it is extending its Cocoa Horizons programme in Nigeria, pledging to pay an additional amount of 26 million Naira ($40,841) in premiums for deliveries of sustainable cocoa beans in the 2021-2022 season.

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