Muller invests in Milk & More delivery fleet to expand UK operations

UK – Dairy company, Muller has announced that it is set to invest in its milk delivery service, Milk & More by expanding its fleet of electric vehicles for more deliveries in the UK. The company said it is rolling out 160 new environmentally friendly electric delivery vehicles, taking its fleet to just over 500…

Coca-Cola Amatil pledges to use 70% recycled plastic bottles by 2019

AUSTRALIA – Coca-Cola Amatil has announced that it targets to make 70% of its plastic bottles entirely from recycled plastic by the end of 2019 as it looks to improve its environmental carbon footprint. The move is part of the global Coca-Cola company’s initiative to create a World Without Waste by increasing the recycled content…

Nestle and Carrefour partner to offer full brand traceability using blockchain

FRANCE – Nestle and the French retail giant, Carrefour have partnered to use blockchain technology to offer full traceability of famous mashed potato brand, Mousline purée. Customers in France will be able to have full access to blockchain data for the product, enhancing transparency across the entire supply chain. Consumers can use their smartphone or…

Diageo removes plastic packaging from Guinness, Harp beer packs

UK – The British alcoholic beverages company, Diageo has announced that some of its beer brands including Guinness, Harp and Smithwick’s will eliminate use of plastic packaging from its beer packs. The new sustainable beer packs will be on shelves on the island of Ireland from August 2019 and from Summer 2020 in Great Britain,…

Pernod Ricard sets sustainability goals, targets 100% recyclable packaging by 2025

FRANCE – The French spirits company, Pernod Ricard has launched ambitious sustainability roadmap, targeting to move to 100% recyclable, compostable, reusable or bio-based packaging by 2025. The 2030 Sustainability & Responsibility strategy sets out targets to address environmental concerns, nature conservation and social responsibility, by accelerating the fight against alcohol misuse. The roadmap spells eight…

University scientists develop container farms for high-yielding crops

UK – Scientists at Nottingham Trent University have developed container farms that are said to be capable of producing more nutritious and high-yielding crops compared to those grown in the field. They have created two vertical container farms that use a variety of automated feeding and environmental control systems to create the ideal growing conditions…

FrieslandCampina considers building a sustainable dairy plant in the Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – Global dairy producer, Royal FrieslandCampina has announced that it is exploring options to build a sustainable and innovative dairy processing plant in the Netherlands. The plant is intended to process member milk into fresh dairy products, ingredients for early life and adult nutrition, as well as cheese production for the global market and…

Soft Commodities Forum members commits to sustainable soy supply chain in Brazil

USA – Members of the Soft Commodities Forum (SCF) who include global agribusiness giants have committed to common framework supporting transparent and traceable soy supply chains in Brazil. SCF consists of leading soft commodities companies convened by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to do business responsibly. Brazil, which is a global leader…

Chr. Hansen ranked world’s most sustainable company

DENMARK - Chr. Hansen, a Denmark-based global bioscience company was ranked as the most sustainable company in the world during the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The ranking done by Corporate Knights, a specialized Toronto-based media and investment research firm, comes as a time the firm is set to celebrate its 145th anniversary.…

Ghana’s Kasapreko to open new beverage plant under 1D1F scheme

GHANA - Kasapreko Company Limited, a Ghanaian manufacturer and producer of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, is set to open a new factory under the government’s One district, One factory flagship programme. Construction of the factory, which is underway, is expected to be completed by June after which equipment installation and production are expected to begin…