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Analysis: Chocolate sector's deforestation pledge

Twelve chocolate and cocoa companies, including Nestle, Mondelez International, Hershey last week announced plans to work together to "end d...

Column: Kraft Heinz, Unilever and sustainability

One talking point that emerged from Kraft Heinz's approach for Unilever was the companies' approaches when it comes to corporate responsibil...

Analysis: Aiming for fresh start for food systems

Nestle, PepsiCo, Unilever and Kellogg are among the companies to have signed up to a global initiative aimed at improving food sourcing, red...

Column: Fairtrade can still be watchful partner

Mondelez International's decision to change the way it works with Fairtrade sparked questions about the future of the ethical certification....

Latest Interviews

Interview: WhiteWave on sustainability "mission" 19 Apr 2017

Katy Askew

US natural and organic food group WhiteWave Foods – now part of Danone – believes its sustainability programmes and its mission to "change the way the world eats for the better" is a key point of difference to its rivals. Last month, at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in the US, with the sale to Danone on the horizon, Katy Askew spoke to WhiteWave sustainability chief Deanna Bratter to find out about the US company's sustainability strategies.

Interview: Fairtrade Foundation head Mike Gidney 9 Mar 2017

Ben Cooper

As the annual Fairtrade Fortnight promotional period continues in the UK, Ben Cooper spoke with Michael Gidney, chief executive of the Fairtrade Foundation, about the new partnership it has struck with Mondelez International and the future for Fairtrade collaboration with major food companies.

Latest News

Tyson names first chief sustainability officer 21 Apr 17

John Shepherd

US meat giant Tyson Foods has named Justin Whitmore as its first chief sustainability officer, as part of moves to put "sustainability at the centre of the company's future plans".

PepsiCo launches nutrition businesses incubator 11 Apr 17

John Shepherd

PepsiCo today (11 April) launched a call for applications for a business incubator programme to "nurture the growth of emerging nutrition, health and wellness brands" in the food and beverage sector.

EU urged to adopt "binding" food waste target 11 Apr 17

John Shepherd

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) today (11 April) backed proposals calling for a binding EU food waste reduction target of 50% by 2030.

Sunrise Strategic Partners invests in Vital Farms 7 Apr 17

John Shepherd

A US producer of ethically-produced eggs, Vital Farms, has become the seventh firm to receive investment from Sunrise Strategic Partners, the fund set up by the former CEO of Boulder Brands.

Ajinomoto backs plant-based protein firm Hinoman 27 Mar 17

John Shepherd

Japanese frozen food-to-seasonings giant Ajinomoto said it is to invest US$15m in Hinoman and take on the exclusive sales rights in Japan for the Israel plant-based food firm's Mankai ingredient.

Migros bakery arm Jowa completes new facility 27 Mar 17

John Shepherd

Jowa, the bakery arm of Swiss food manufacturer and retailer Migros Group, has invested in sustainable energy production as part of a CHF60m (US$61m) expansion project at its production site in Graenichen.

Latest blogs

Fyffes to face Ethical Trading Initiative disciplinary committee 17 Feb 17

Dean Best

A year after union officials alleged Fyffes abused workers on plantations in Central America - and called on the produce giant to be kicked out of the Ethical Trading Initiative forum - the company is set to go before a committee at the UK-based organisation.

Unilever - consumers in emerging markets care more about sustainability 5 Jan 17

Dean Best

Unilever, one of the consumer goods companies seen in the vanguard of sustainable business, has issued data it claims shows the issue is a bigger driver of shopper behaviour in emerging markets than in the developed world.

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