The Ferrero Group has released its 12th sustainability report, placing significant reduction of its carbon footprint by 2030 alongside maintaining sustainable cocoa sourcing strategies as among its core goals, reports Neill Barston.
Key confectionery businesses including Ferrero, Mars, Nestlé, Mondelez International and Tony’s Chocolonley have joined with the Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade in stepping up calls for EU-wide due diligence policy on cocoa supply chains, with a new position paper.
The Cargill group has unveiled its latest report with global humanitarian organisation CARE on progress assisting cocoa communities in Ghana and Ivory Coast, including targeting support for women, and tackling child labour.
CAOBISCO, the Brussels-based confectionery trade association has joined over 70 organisations across the EU and US, calling on new American president Joe Biden and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen to immediately suspend major tariffs upon sectors unrelated to the ongoing Boeing/Airbus dispute.
With the World Confectionery Conference scheduled for next year, we speak exclusively to Aldo Cristiano, president of the CAOBISCO chocolate, biscuits and confectionery European trade organisation, ahead of his appearance as a keynote speaker at our event.
Almonds have retained their place at the top of the tree in Europe for the fifth time running as the number one inclusion for confectionery, snacks, bars, dairy and cereal categories, according to Innova Market Insights’ research.
US-headquartered ingredients business Ingredion has launched its first polyol sweetener, Erysta Erythritol for the European and Middle East region for use across confectionery and bakery markets.
The US-founded Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) has unveiled “Make Mine Fine”, an online marketplace featuring specialty chocolates from across America and other key global markets to support businesses affected by coronavirus trading restrictions.
Italian-founded global confectionery brand Ferrero has joined other major firms in releasing its sustainability performance action plan to protect forests in Ghana and Ivory Coast.