IOI Loders Croklaan is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Cobussen as the new European sales director, starting July 1 st , 2013. Mr. Cobussen succeeds Roald Hulst, who has taken up the position of global sales & marketing director within the IOI Loders Croklaan Group.
Speaking at the Shea Trade Conference in New York City last week, two shea specialists of IOI Loders Croklaan highlighted the sustainability and technical characteristics of shea. Nuts of the shea tree, picked in the wild on the savannah in west African countries like Ghana and Burkina Faso, are processed into shea butter and used in food, cosmetics and other industrial applications. The trade conference in NYC was initiated by the Global Shea Alliance to promote shea in the US. The natural traits of shea fit very well with the responsible sourcing policies of IOI Loders Croklaan. More information on shea: www.globalshea.com
The IOI Group successfully attained two more Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) compliance certifications. The certifications were awarded to the plantation management units Syarimo Grouping and Landang Sabah Grouping, on the 20th of March and the 3rd of April respectively. Both certificates are valid for the next five years. To date, 10 out of 12 of IOI palm oil mills and surrounding estates have been RSPO certified.
IOI Loders Croklaan are pleased to announce that their Betapol® fat blend has recently been awarded 17 new patents worldwide for the product’s production processes. Betapol®, one of IOI Loders Croklaan’s most groundbreaking innovations, was specially developed to mimic the unique fat composition and structure of human milk. It is the closest natural match to breast milk fat available, and has become the scientifically substantiated standard for high-quality infant formula.
IOI Loders Croklaan, one of the world’s leading suppliers of sustainable palm oil, is anticipating ongoing growth in the use of sustainable palm oil in Europe. Consumer demand for pure and natural products looks set to continue, and food manufacturers can easily respond to this by using palm oil that has been produced in an honest, sustainable way.
Our customers’ daily business is simplified by having only one supplier for all lauric fats. We are proud to announce that we can now fulfill this need by supplying the complete range of lauric fats, including coconut oil. Our coconut oil will be produced in our highly efficient Rotterdam factory to ensure – as always – the best quality at competitive prices.
Making our customers more successful is the driving force behind the latest IOI Loders Croklaan investment: the brand new Wormerveer refinery that was officially commissioned today. Patrick Cobussen, Business Unit Manager of the Specialty Fats division: “We are convinced this investment will help our customers in creating top quality products at the best possible value.”
In all regions, IOI Loders Croklaan has all palm based products available as RSPO mass balance. This offer regards bulk oils as well as palm fractions for the specialty markets. At the same time we are rapidly progressing our strategy to offer our product portfolio as RSPO segregated and ISCC.Please check availability and conditions here.
IOI Loders Croklaan congratulates its partner Baxter Communications with winning the Excellence Award in the category Magazine & Journal Writing for the “Shea Matters” magazine (Apex Awards 2012).
This is one more proof that shea has potential to arouse curiosity and interest. The Shea Matters magazine was first published in November 2011 and describes the every aspect of the IOI Loders Croklaan shea supply chain. In different articles the magazine is focusing on subjects like quality, food safety and sustainability. Shea Matters gives an insight in the socio-economic contribution of shea to the well-being of the West African people involved in the supply of this versatile nut. Click here to download your personal copy of Shea Matters
The Managing Board of IOI Loders Croklaan Group has recently appointed Julian Veitch as its Chief Executive Officer and Vincent Geerts as Group Chief Financial Officer. Also, effective July 1, 2012 Michael van Sallandt will assume the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for IOI Loders Croklaan Asia and the present COO for IOI Loders Croklaan Asia, U.R. Sahasranamam, will assume the position of Senior Group Director of Special Projects.
Mr. Veitch has been serving in the role of COO, Americas Region since January 2006 and will continue in that role until a successor is named. Mr. Geerts has functioned as the Financial Controller for IOI Loders Croklaan Europe from October 2009 to present. Prior to joining IOI Loders Croklaan Asia, Mr. Sallandt served as COO for IOI Loders Croklaan Europe from August 2006 until September 2009. Both Mr. Sallandt and Mr. Geerts will report directly to Mr. Veitch.
"The Managing Board is confident that these changes within our senior management structure will expand the successes across the entire IOI Loders Croklaan enterprise. With a focus on innovation, operational excellence, and world-class customer service, IOI Loders Croklaan is well positioned to manage the prevailing challenges of today's market," commented IOI Group Executive Director Dato' Lee Yeow Chor.
IOI Loders Croklaan today launched a campaign showing that their Shea nuts supply chain from West Africa is transparent and sustainable. As a first in the industry, IOI Loders Croklaan teamed up with the Rainforest Alliance and invited them for a study into their shea nuts supply chain. “There are no major critical issues along the supply chain for Shea nuts with regards to sustainability standards”, says Olaf Paulsen, who executed the study for the Rainforest Alliance.
Betapol® is a more beneficial fat blend than those found in traditional infant formulas because of the unique structure of its fat molecules.
Infant formulas containing Betapol® offer several important scientifically proven benefits.
Betapol® has long been available for the application in infant formula in Europe and many Asian countries, including China.
There has been considerable progress in the past 21 days with regards to interaction between involved parties. The proposition submitted by IOI and the comments received from the local community and complainants have been vigilantly reviewed by the RSPO. The RSPO is working closely together with IOI towards a clear and responsible roadmap to address the issues related to this grievance. However, this necessitates some additional time beyond the stipulated deadline of 25th May 2011. We will keep all the stakeholders and public notified on the final decision very soon.
Please visit the RSPO website for more details.
For further information, please contact
Asia: Karen Liew Wai Ching
Corporate Communications Manager
Europe: Hidde van Kersen
Global Sustainability Director
Marketing Communications Manager
On the 10th of March 2011 - Dato’Lee Yeow Chor – IOI Group Executive Director opened the second Creative Studio of IOI-Loders Croklaan. The Creative Studio Asia is located in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia. The first branch, the Creative Studio Europe, is situated in Wormerveer, the Netherlands, and has been a great success since it was officially opened in June 2010.
Using sustainable palm oil according to the mass balance system is now a lot easier and more transparent.
In the download centre you can find the relevant info on the use of sustainable palm oil according to the mass balance system, as well as the other certification systems.