- Danisco publishes 2010/2011 Sustainability Report

The report achieves Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) application level A+
Jun 29, 2011 2:30 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 29, 2011 - Danisco A/S, a world leader in food ingredients, enzymes and bio-based solutions, has published its 2010/2011 sustainability report, “Ingredients for a Changing World”. The report, Danisco’s tenth, achieves Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) application level A+ and covers performance during the Danisco May 2010 through April 2011 fiscal year.

The report chronicles how Danisco brings sustainable solutions to market by using nature’s own materials to design products that reduce impacts throughout the value chain. It focuses on the use of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to prioritize business direction and to leverage their products’ sustainability benefits in the categories of food, health, chemicals, and energy.

Coming off of a banner year in 2009/10 where the company reduced water by 26%, energy by 18% and carbon dioxide emissions by 20% in since 2007, Danisco continues to provide a new step change in their operational efficiency efforts. The company’s commitments to sourcing and sustainable solutions have driven new approaches and systematic improvements throughout the value chain.

Over the past year Danisco made progress toward their 2020 targets including an increased focus on water scarcity in their operations and raw material sourcing. Danisco has also made progress toward supplier and raw material risk reduction, sustainable palm sourcing and processing, and has began several initiatives to embed sustainability thinking and direction into innovation and new product development.

On 19 May 2011, DuPont announced the successful completion of its tender offer for Danisco’s outstanding common stock. The acquisition establishes DuPont as a world leader in nutrition, health and industrial biosciences. The 2010/11 Danisco sustainability report will be the company’s last. Future sustainability commitments and performance will be shared with stakeholders through DuPont’s communications and reporting activities.

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