CSM Ingredients works towards becoming a net positive ingredient tech platform

CSM Ingredients works towards becoming a net positive ingredient tech platform

CSM has sustainability embedded across all new product developments, reformulations, and innovations. Image: CSM Ingredients

CSM Ingredients is placing society and the planet at the heart of all operations after unveiling the company’s strategy to drive a new future of food and promote a virtuous approach to business.

The “Thrive for Impact” plan sees CSM Ingredients provide a roadmap to respond to some of the world’s most pressing issues.

To transparently present this approach and as a tool to track progress on its journey, the company has published its first Sustainability Report, available on the company’s website (https://bit.ly/3B0MepX).

Aldo Uva, CEO of CSM Ingredients, said following the implementation of a new business structure in 2021, the company has worked hard to “assess, plan and articulate our sustainability journey”.

“For this reason, at CSM Ingredients we are proud to communicate our first steps to becoming a net positive ingredient-tech platform,” he added, “Indeed, rooted in our strong heritage, we are in a phase of true transformation, and it goes without saying that if the food industry is to evolve, the ingredients industry must evolve first through a collaborative approach.”

CSM Ingredients’ introductory Sustainability Report outlines a concentrated effort to evolve and elevate the Group’s  varied business units with an innate sustainably-minded approach.

Within the document, the group’s initial results and actions are illustrated alongside a strategy for its journey forward, setting the baseline for “incremental, transparent and measurable concrete actions” over the coming years; ones tied to complex industry-wide issues being tackled by teams at CSM Ingredients alongside collaborations with customers and other key partners.

Some of the key highlights, as outlined in the sustainability report, include work around products where CSM Ingredients said it will ensure that all product innovation activities have sustainability as a “mandatory entry point” with a focus on key impact areas: increasing plant-based, packaging, sugar and salt reduction, as well as increasing biodiversity.

CSM added that sustainability is now embedded across the entire business as a shared responsibility, with all new product developments, reformulations, and innovations now vetted through this crucial lens.

“Furthermore, the company’s efforts in terms of research and investment will be invested to further expand the company categories portfolio, with two new product categories that are closely tied to the future of food: plant-based meat and dairy, as well as functional ingredients of natural origin with superior tech performances,” the company added.

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