ECOM launches its first Smarter Cocoa Charter

With reference to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, the company said its Smarter Cocoa Charter puts farmers at the heart of its operations and empowers their resilience to the impacts of climate change. ECOM’s Charter is based on three pillars: Improve farmer and worker livelihoods Protect and regenerate nature Manage change through transparency and traceability … Read more

Mondelēz launches QR codes on UK confectionery with info on recycling and wellbeing

The company said that by scanning the QR code on the outer packaging, consumers can access a new online platform ‘SnackingRight’ that provides information about the company’s global Snacking Made Right programmes, including its cocoa sourcing program Cocoa Life, tips on mindful snacking and recycling information. The QR code will be piloted as part of … Read more

GNT launches first organic colours made with safflower

The Netherlands-based company said the organic market is seeing ‘exceptional’ growth as modern consumers pay closer attention to food and drink products’ health and sustainability credentials. In response, GNT has launched two new organic products. ‘Fruit & Veg Yellow’ is made from organic safflower and organic apple, while ‘Veg Green’ is made from organic safflower … Read more

Mars launches two major initiatives to support living incomes for cocoa farmers

With support from Fairtrade, USAID, I4DI and ECOOKIM, the farmer-first programs will aim to support 14,000 smallholder farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and Indonesia on a path to sustainable living income in the next eight years. “Ten years ago, Mars decoded the cocoa plant genome for the first time. Today we are aiming to crack the … Read more