Supply Chain

The rewards of operating a sustainable business far outweigh the costs. Pic: Beneo/Pressebild

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Sustainability in troubling times

By Gill Hyslop

Following the global panic buying that surrounded Covid-19, a range of issues – like supply chain robustness, raw material production and consistency – have been brought into sharp focus, says Christoph Boettger, member of the executive board at BENEO.

20% of the palm oil supply chain is made up of 'smallholders' who just barely make a living. Pic: GettyImages/Heri Mardinal

Nestlé will miss 2020 deforestation goals

By Gill Hyslop

The Swiss conglomerate has admitted it will fall short of its target to use only ingredients that do not contribute to deforestation in its products by 2020.

Floodwaters inundated a farm in Pacific Junction, Iowa, in late March. Pic: Getty Images/Bloomberg/Daniel Acker

Low maize output in US grays 2019 global cereal production

By Kristine Sherred

Overall cereal production could increase 1.2% to 2.68m tons by the end of this year, but excessive flooding in the Midwestern US has diminished prospects for maize, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organic (FAO).

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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

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

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