• Affordability and availability – the challenge to healthy, sustainable diets

    By Vending International on September 29, 2021
    Just half of people worldwide (53%) find buying healthy and sustainable food easy according to a new global consumer research survey conducted by GlobeScan, an insights and strategy consultancy, and EAT, the science-based non-profit for global food system transformation. However, the biggest obstacles for those who find it difficult to buy healthy and sustainable food is affordability (48%) and availability (36%), with […]
  • “Sustainability First” campaign launched with release of ground-breaking palm oil report

    By Vending International on April 20, 2021
    A landmark report on The Role of Sustainable Palm Oil in Global Food Security and Deforestation Efforts has been published by The Centre for Sustainable Palm Oil Studies (CSPO) for Earth Day this week. The report also heralds the launch of the “Sustainability First” campaign, an effort by CSPO to raise awareness of the vital role sustainably sourced palm oil plays […]
  • Ethisphere names illycaffè among the 2021 world’s most ethical companies

    By Vending International on March 1, 2021
    illycaffè S.p.A., a global coffee industry leader in sustainable quality, has been recognised by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies. This year marks the company’s ninth consecutive honour. “Maintaining and promoting strong ethics and values are essential to affecting positive change throughout our global society, […]
  • Ferrero commits to satellite monitoring of palm oil supply chain

    By Vending International on February 22, 2021
    Ferrero has committed to using the Starling satellite monitoring and verification service across all of its palm oil sourcing areas. Operated by Earthworm Foundation and Airbus, Starling uses a combination of satellite imagery and on-the-ground expertise to monitor land cover change and forest cover disturbance in near real time. By providing data that shows where potential deforestation occurs, Starling will […]
  • 3D printed coffee station made from waste

    By Vending International on January 25, 2021
    Swedish coffee group Löfbergs is collaborating with 3D print entrepreneur Sculptur to transform coffee production waste into brand new coffee stations. The collaboration is part of the Circular Coffee Community and the pursuit of the group’s ambition of zero coffee waste by 2030. The World’s first 3D printed waste-based coffee station is already in operation and more are underway. Imagine […]
  • Eden Springs is carbon neutral

    By Vending International on January 12, 2021
    Specialist in water solutions, Eden Springs, has been awarded CarbonNeutral company status across the whole of its European business operations, after offsetting its emissions for a second year running. Thanks to initiatives such as; optimising logistics, the use of hybrid vehicles, reducing paper usage (via MyEden), and reusing bottles up to 50 times, Eden has now offset over 380,000 tonnes […]
  • Coca-Cola European Partners aims to reach Net Zero emissions by 2040

    By Vending International on December 8, 2020
    Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is set to accelerate the decarbonisation of its business by reducing absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its entire value chain – including scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions – by 30% by 2030 (vs 2019) and setting a path to become a Net Zero business by 2040, in alignment with a 1.5˚C pathway and the Paris Climate Agreement. CCEP will reduce GHG emissions across all five areas of its value chain – ingredients, packaging, operations, transportation and refrigeration. Crucially, there is […]
  • Huhtamaki donation helps clean plastics from Indian river

    By Vending International on October 12, 2020
    Global sustainable food packaging leader Huhtamaki is donating €600,000 to fund a project that aims to stop the flow of plastic into the Indian Ocean from the Mithi River in Mumbai, India. The project is one of three initiatives that Huhtamaki has funded as part of its 100-year anniversary to address global sustainability challenges and build and learn from circular […]
  • Nestlé partners with IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative to boost local sourcing in Central and West Africa

    By Vending International on April 23, 2020
    Nestlé has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative, as part of the Grown Sustainably in Africa (GSA) programme. The three-year partnership aims to support 25,000 farmers and 50 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), as well as open-up new markets for them in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria, increasing employment and food security. The collaboration seeks to […]
  • Mondelēz International scales up action on forest protection, climate change and emissions reduction

    By Vending International on April 3, 2020
    A report just published as part of Mondelēz International’s commitment to the Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI) demonstrates the brand’s progress against ambitious 2022 targets to protect and restore forests in cocoa-growing areas. Delivered through the company’s cocoa sustainability program, Cocoa Life, this progress is seen as a crucial step towards achieving the company’s new Science Based-Target to reduce absolute end-to-end […]