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Decarbonize to represent Retailers on Soy
Wed, 08 May 2013
The state opening of the UK parliament was not the only event of note in Westminster, London today, 8th May 2013. The Retailers’ Soy Group held its inaugural meeting. Retailers participating in the meeting included Ahold, Asda, Marks & Spencer, Migros, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, The Co-operative, Waitrose.
The Retailers’ Soy Group signals to the market retailers’ requirements to ensure that soy produced as feed for its meat, poultry and soy foodstuffs are produced responsibly. Retailers are taking this action to transform their supply chains towards sustainable production.
Decarbonize’s Belinda Howell has been appointed as the Retailers’ Soy Group representative on responsible soy.
Anti Bribery and Corruption Policy
Tue, 30 Apr 2013
Decarbonize values its reputation and is committed to maintaining the highest level of ethical standards in the conduct of its business affairs. The actions and conduct of the company’s staff - as well as others acting on the company’s behalf - is essential to maintaining these standards.
The company’s policy in relation to bribery and corruption is an important requirement of many of our leading corporate clients. The policy applies strictly to all employees, directors, agents, consultants, contractors and to any other people or bodies associated with the Decarbonize, within all regions, areas and functions. To view the policy, click the link below.
BSI rethinks standards
Fri, 12 Apr 2013
The British Standards Institute (BSI) has commissioned a study on the feasibility of using voluntary high level codes and guidance – in the form of an entirely new generation of standards – to stimulate business performance improvement.
Ernst & Young - who is conducting the study for BSI - has sought Decarbonize's advice to contribute to this study. Belinda Howell, Managing Director of Decarbonize, was invited by (BSI) to join an expert focus group, which met today, April 12, 2013.
Lafarge Tarmac appoints Sustainability Panel
Wed, 27 Mar 2013
Lafarge Tarmac has a vision to be the clear leader in Sustainability in its sector and a top player in the UK as a whole. Although recently formed, Lafarge Tarmac comprises companies with a strong legacy of sustainability performance.
To guide its sustainability strategy, LafargeTarmac has established an independent external advisory panel. The Panel’s mission is to serve as “critical friends” of Lafarge Tarmac offering frank, critical yet constructive review of the strengths and weaknesses of the company’s approach to sustainability.
Decarbonize’s Belinda Howell has been appointed as a founder member of the Lafarge Tarmac Sustainability Panel.
Unizol Agri seeks investment
Thu, 07 Feb 2013
Unizol Agri (HK) Limited (Hong Kong, company number 1706707) signed an agreement for investment and business plan development services with Decarbonize and bio-economy consultants NNFCC.
Unizol offers an unique opportunity to invest in an early stage company producing a sustainable, speciality oil with large and growing industrial markets. Crambe oil – produced by Unizol – has a high eurcic acid content, which has high potential as an aviation biofuel and is processed to produce eurcimide, a widely used industrial lubricant.
Crambe oil confers the following benefits over its alternatives in a large and growing global market :
Crambe has a higher content of erucic acid than High Erucic Rape Oil (HERO) - allowing for more efficient processing, attracting a price premium;
Crambe allows for better use of land – a key advantage with increasing global pressures on land for food and biofuel .
Unizol, the Company, has the following unique competitive advantages:
Exclusive rights to Crambe varieties which have been bred for better yield and higher erucic acid levels (maximising premium per land use and tonne of oil)
Contracts for the sale of the first crop cycle and high customer interest in future production cycles thereafter (minimising demand risk)
Highly experienced management team with particular expertise in supply chain management for speciality industrial oils (minimising supply risk)
International network of relationships – enabling two crop cycles per year North / South hemisphere in extensive ‘Spring’ cultivation areas, where Crambe agriculture has competitive advantage.
Investors interested in receiving more information about the Unizol opportunity should contact:
Dr Belinda Howell, Managing Director, Decarbonize Limited
tel : +44 (0) 7919 521976