Kraft to honour Fairtrade commitments

27 01 2010

It may or may not be a match made in heaven but the acquisition of Cadbury by Kraft has already lit the blue touch paper over fears that the English company’s approach to CSR may not be shared by its new owner. Cadbury has long traded on its strong ethical code, and hit the headlines […]

Kraft takeover of Cadbury’s bad for ethics

16 09 2009

The proposed takeover of Cadbury’s by Kraft could be a setback for human rights campaigners according to Ethical Consumer magazine. Cadbury’s has recently adopted the Fairtrade standard across its high profile Dairy Milk chocolate range. Kraft foods has however hitched its wagon to the less stringent Rainforest Alliance ethical certification scheme, with some Kenco coffees […]

Role of corporate giving grows in Third World projects

14 10 2008

Greenwire: Third World water projects are attracting increased attention and cash from corporate charitable efforts. Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo Inc. committed millions for water projects last month at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting. The company plans to spend $18 million for safe drinking water in the developing world and to raise awareness about […]

Lawyers go loco for cocoa

21 02 2008

They may seem sweet, but chocolate companies have left a bitter taste in the mouths of many consumers. A class action lawsuit has been proposed against four major Canadian chocolate companies: Nestlé, Hershey’s, Cadbury and Mars. The Toronto law firm Juroviesky and Ricci LLP allege the major manufacturers have gone against the Competition Act by […]

Covalence Food & Beverage Industry Report 2007

11 02 2008

The Food & Beverage industry is consolidating its ethical record thanks to labour and environmental initiatives, but it has to fight hard to demonstrate the social utility of its products, states a report published today by Geneva-based ethical reputation research firm Covalence — Covalence Food & Beverage Industry Report 2007. The Food & Beverage industry […]

Cadbury launches new products for Easter 2008

8 12 2007

Underpinning CTB’s Easter activity is the company’s ‘Purple Goes Green’ initiative. For the first time, specifically for Easter, it will see a significant reduction in packaging as well as an exciting new alliance with the National Trust to emphasise the fun element of Easter. Easter is the largest occasion in spring and confectionery plays a […]

Big food companies accused of risking climate catastrophe

8 11 2007

The rush to palm oil and biofuels threatens to release 14 billion tonnes of carbon from Indonesia’s peatlands Many of the largest food and fuel companies risk climate change disaster by driving the demand for palm oil and biofuels grown on the world’s greatest peat deposits, a report will say today. Unilever, Cargill, Nestlé, Kraft, […]