Transparency and supply chain

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Food security report reveals discrepancies between West and East Europe

By Oliver Morrison

Despite the pandemic straining supply chains, causing food shortages and price volatility, Europe’s high-income levels and relatively low rates of inequality mean it is well placed to cope with the types of unexpected economic shocks that can drive food...

Danone Chairman and CEO relinquishes chief executive role / Pic: Danone

Putting the governance in ESG? Danone splits Chairman and CEO roles

By Katy Askew

Danone is a company well-known for its commitments to environmental and social sustainability. But the French dairy giant’s structure – combining the CEO and Chairman roles – has raised some concerns about the G in ESG. As the group comes under pressure...

'Climate change is one of the most urgent threats to our planet that we face today,' said Michele Buck, Hershey CEO and President. Pic: Hershey

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Hershey announces new measures to tackle climate change

By Anthony Myers

The global confectionery giant said it will invest in renewable energy and land-use initiatives, target 100% of its plastic packaging to be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2030 and announced a no-deforestation policy.

Who owns the data data in the cocoa supply chain? Pic: Sourcemap

Chocoa21

Is data the currency of success in cocoa supply chain transparency?

By Anthony Myers

Following recent news that The European Union will contribute €25m to boost the sustainability of cocoa production in Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Cameroon, the first session at this year’s Chocoa21 conference, held online from Amsterdam, could turn...

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CBD businesses raided as regulatory confusion reigns

By Nikki Hancocks

While the CBD market scrambles to prepare for the March Novel Foods deadline, products are being seized and retailers arrested in Ireland amid mass confusion over the law, with one retailer taking the authorities to court for their actions.

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