Shanna Wong

Ferrero’s sustainability programme scaling up

Confectionary brand Ferrero has announced the achievement of their 2020 goal which sees the company sourcing 100 per cent of their cocoa sustainably. This was achieved through utilisation of certification bodies and independently managed standards such as Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance (UTZ).

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Golder wins top gongs at the Client Choice Awards 2021

Leading global engineering and consulting firm Golder was named Best Built & Natural Environment Consulting Firm (>$200m revenue) and joint winner of the Best Professional Services Firm Overall (>$200m revenue) and Best Provider to Construction & Infrastructure awards at the prestigious Client Choice Awards 2021.

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Make smarter use of your production space

The lack of ample floor space is a reoccurring problem for manufacturers. Cramped factory floors can create many issues for operation teams from safety concerns to costly product change overs, capacity restraints and restricted access to equipment.

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Buyer beware: EHS due diligence is more important than ever

With every merger and acquisition (M&A) deal comes a range of potentially significant risks. You don’t want to unnecessarily pay more for an asset than it’s worth, and you certainly don’t want expensive surprises or obstacles once you’ve already signed on the bottom line. That’s why it’s essential to understand, as fully as possible, just what you’re getting into.

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Air Liquide to build an Australian CO2 production facility

Air Liquide and Gippsland Basin Joint Venture have signed a long-term CO2 supply agreement which will see a new CO2 purification and production facility being constructed. The Gippsland Basin Joint Venture consists of 50-50 BHP Petroleum (Bass Strait) Pty Ltd and Esso Australia Resource Pty Ltd. Read more

Nestlé cracking down on caged eggs within the EU

In line with their 2017 pledge to help animal welfare, Nestlé is now only using cage-free eggs in all European food products. The company, alongside food brands such as ALDI, Mondelēz and Unilever are also calling for the European Union to ban cages for laying hens.

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Mondelēz acquires Gourmet Food Holdings

Mondelēz has acquired Australian cracker company Gourmet Food Holdings (GFH). Melbourne based GFH creates cracker and biscuit products including Crisbic and Olinas Bakehouse. This agreement also sees GFH’s seafood prepacking business, Ocean Blue, being acquired.

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The rise of plant-based meat in Australia

It’s hard to imagine a Bunning’s sausage sizzle with meat-less sausages but according to a report by Food Frontier, commissioned by Deloitte Access Economics, plant-based meats are becoming an Australian consumer preference.

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