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Hershey Esg 2022

HERSHEY 2021 ESG REPORT – WHAT DID WE LEARN?

Hershey recently released its environmental, social, and corporate governance data (ESG) report for 2021, which outlines the company’s goals and progress in each of its ESG focus areas: Cocoa, responsible sourcing and human rights, environment, human resources, youth, and community. Hershey’s uses the report to promote their marketing concept of “Shared Goodness”, which they say …

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Shipping

CARGILL WANTS SHIPPING INDUSTRY TO RETHINK CARBON INTENSITY RULES

It’s fair to say that Cargill is responsible for a lot of cargo shipping. So, when looking at their Scope 3 emissions, a natural target are the container ships that use the cheapest fuel, known as alternatively, ‘bunker diesel’, or ‘Marine Fuel’, it is cheap for a reason. The sulphur content is about 500 times …

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Cacaobarry

WHOLEFRUIT CHOCOLATE BY CACAOBARRY RECEIVES UPCYCLED CERTIFICATION

Cacao Barry’s Evocao WholeFruit Chocolate is chocolate that is made from 100% pure cacao fruit. Released in June 2021, the company says it is used by chefs in over 90 countries worldwide and has gained popularity due to its unique fruity flavour that it achieves without the use of added sugars, lecithin or vanilla. It …

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Goodsam

GOODSAM FOODS, LUKER CHOCOLATE LAUNCH ‘BUILDING NETWORKS’ INITIATIVE TO EDUCATE YOUNG COCOA FARMERS

GoodSam Foods, a healthy snack brand based in Connecticut, has teamed up with Colombian chocolate makers Luker Chocolate to launch their latest initiative, Building Networks. The initiative aims to improve educational programmes in Colombian Cocoa communities, bringing together and providing educational resources for youths while teaching them to use “social media for good”. In GoodSam’s …

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Bc And Levapan

BARRY CALLEBAUT FORGES LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP WITH LEVAPAN

Chocolate and Cocoa product manufacturer Barry Callebaut announced on 9 June that it is expanding further into Latin America through a new long-term agreement with Levapan, a food ingredient supplier in Colombia. The said company has wide distribution networks in Colombia, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic and other countries. This strategic supply agreement enables both companies …

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Pronatec

PRONATEC GOES ORGANIC IN NEW PROCESSING PLANT

Swiss company PRONATEC opens its organic Cocoa processing plant in Beringen, Switzerland, to produce semi-finished Cocoa products, namely Cocoa mass, Cocoa butter and Cocoa powder. Around 15,000 tonnes of organic Cocoa beans sourced from smallholder cooperatives will be processed by PRONATEC Swiss Cocoa Production per year. Having its own Cocoa processing plant enables PRONATEC to …

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Mondelez And Olam Cocoa Sustainability

MONDELEZ AND OLAM. EVALUATING THEIR COCOA SUSTAINABILTY CLAIMS

Did They Over-Deliver? Paraphrasing a section of the abstract from Dr Michael Odije’s research paper titled “Sustainability winners and losers in business-biased cocoa sustainability programmes in West Africa” to set the tone of this article. In 2014, ten of the world’s largest chocolate multinationals combined, with more than $500 million in funding, to introduce a …

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Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy Morocco

BARRY CALLEBAUT OPENS NORTH AFRICAN CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ IN MOROCCO 

The Barry Callebaut Group announced the opening of their new global CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ training centre, located in Casablanca, Morocco. With the opening of this academy, the company now has 26 such facilities globally, 2 of which are located on the African continent.  The purpose of the academies, according to the company, is to facilitate collaboration …

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Barry Callebaut Ecuador Farm

BARRY CALLEBAUT DEVELOPS RESEARCH PLANT IN ECUADOR CALLED  ‘FARM OF THE FUTURE’ 

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut recently announced what they refer to as a “Farm of the Future” located in the Cerecita Valley in Ecuador, the world’s third-largest producer of Cocoa. The company issued information about the facility in a press release, highlighting the areas of research they are conducting, some of which will benefit the company …

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Blommer Douxmatok

BLOMMERS AND DOUXMATOK REDUCE SUGAR IN CHOCOLATE

Earlier this year, Blommers Chocolate Company joined forces with Israeli food tech company DouxMatok to work on bringing reduced-sugar solutions to the chocolate and confectionery industry. Blommers went on to release their Discovery line of products, driven by DouxMatok’s flagship product, Incredo Sugar. The sugar-based sweetener alternative was first trialled in the form of chocolate …

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OPINION: WHY BARRY CALLEBAUT IS WRONG TO STAY IN RUSSIA

Peter Boone, the CEO of Barry Callebaut, says it doesn’t ‘feel right’ to exit the Russian market. He is wrong, and the result will be to give more ammunition to their critics and add them to a widely published list, shaming companies that are failing the moral imperative. The Yale School of Management maintains a …

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Easter Scorecard

EASTER SCORECARD AND ROTTEN EGG AWARDS

Its Easter which means time for another Egg Award ceremony from be slavery free. A few weeks ago we were chatting with the people behind the awards, Fuzz and Carolyn Kitto, who couldn’t have been nicer people. They explained to us how the award started and what a struggle it was to find any company …

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