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Nestlé chief calls for obesity regulation

The chief executive of Nestlé has broken ranks among food manufacturers to call for more regulation to tackle obesity. Writing in The Grocer, Dame Fiona Kendrick, chairman and CEO of Nestlé UK & Ireland, said that while the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan created “a watershed in public health policy for the food industry”, it was…
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Nestlé slashes sugar confectionery content

Nestlé will reduce the sugar content of its confectionery brands by 10% by 2018 in a move it said would have a significant impact on public health. The commitment will see a combined 7,500 tonnes of sugar removed from brands including KitKat, Aero and Quality Street. Nestlé said the reduction would be achieved by reformulating…
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Sodexo & Nestlé top sustainability index

Sodexo and Nestlé have been rated the best performers in their industries by the influential Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The DJSI is based on a thorough analysis of the corporate economic, environmental and social performance of over 2,500 listed companies. Firms are scored on a wide range of factors, including climate strategy, supply chain standards…
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Big players sign up to paper cup manifesto

More than 45 companies, including major fast food chains and contract caterers, have signed a manifesto to increase the collection and recycling of paper cups. The issue was brought to the public’s attention in March 2016 through Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s War On Waste initiative. The industry, it seems, has been sufficiently spooked to act. The manifesto,…
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Opening shots in a palm oil war

Suspension from the RSPO has knocked supplier IOI but it’s the kicking from its customers that hurts most – and big food brands kick hard when their sustainability reputation is at risk. The IOI Group’s chief executive officer, Dato’ Lee Yeow Chor, said the decision to sue the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was…
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Call for tougher truck emission policies

Nestlé and Ikea are among a group of companies and NGOs calling for tighter fuel efficiency standards for new trucks. In an open letter sent to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker they warned that current testing procedures do not go far enough to meet the 2030 climate targets. “… despite progress on reducing pollutant emissions…
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The Review

Meat cuts, food fraud and dodgy palm oil. Sustainable diets: Three cheers for Holland The Netherlands’ Nutrition Centre has updated its dietary advice and has B advised a halving of meat consumption, to 500g per week. No more than 300g of this should be red meat, they say, in the main because of its considerable environmental footprint.…
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Food brands make “major strides” on environment commitments

Make sure you’re sitting down. Oxfam has applauded the world’s biggest food and drink firms for making “significant commitments” to improve their ethical and environmental policies. The charity’s latest “Behind the Brands” scorecard, which tracks the 10 largest food and drink companies, shows “major strides” have been made in areas such as gender inequality, protecting…
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British companies ranked best employers

RESEARCH CARRIED out by Bloomberg this week has found that Coca-Cola, Warburtons and Nestlé are ranked the UK’s top three “best employers” in the “Food, Soft Beverages, Alcohol and Tobacco” category.                             Overall, British firms came out trumps, taking the over half…
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Nestle UK and Ireland to sell 100% sustainable cocoa

IT WILL be a happier new year for some cocoa producers in the developing world as from the 1 January 2016, all Nestlé Professional UK & Ireland confectionery brands, including Kit Kat, Aero and Smarties, will be produced using certified sustainable cocoa.   Nestle is the first major confectionary company in the hospitality and foodservice…
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