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For the third consecutive year, Sustainalytics has recognised Barry Callebaut as an industry leader in the management of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks in its supply chain. The company said that its “position in the

top three once again confirmed that it is leading, not only in the chocolate and cocoa sector, but also in comparison to our peers in the broader food industry”. The cocoa ingredients supplier said: “At

Barry Callebaut ranked in top three by Sustainalytics

Growth expected for global water dispenser market

The global water dispenser market by revenue is expected to grow at a rate of 7.35% during the period 2020-2026. Here are some of the facts: •Water treatment systems like dispensers have been undergoing various technological innovations in terms of water filtration techniques to address modern challenges. •The environmental impact of bottled water is expected to propel the market for automatic water dispensers during the next five years. • In homes, water dispensers are considered an effective source for purifying tap water, especially among residential end users who live healthy lives. Affordable countertop versions are expected to be highly preferred due to their compact size and design across the water dispenser market. • Regions such as North America, APAC, and Europe were more prominent markets for the water vending machines in 2020, accounting for over 83% of the total market share. • Online sales distribution and innovation in smart water dispensers can be effective in improving the adoption rates.

CE Mark extension announced

CE Marked goods can continue to be placed on the GB market until 1st January 2023, the Government has announced. This extension means that all product sectors now have until

then to prepare to use the UKCA Mark, with the exception of medical devices.

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Barry Callebaut our values represent a mindset and way of doing business that is committed to generating sustainable earnings over time and creating long-term value for all stakeholders. We are dedicated to running all our operations with transparency and integrity, which includes reporting on our ESG management and risks. We always seek to understand issues of concern and respond accordingly, and we do not shy away from reporting on the challenges in our supply chain in order to make sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025, such as ending deforestation and eradicating child labour in our supply chain.”

• It is crucial for vendors to tap the opportunity in every category in the competitive market, including the countertop and bottle- less segment. Some of the major players that are dominating the water filtration market are Culligan, Primo, Waterlogic, Celli Group, Canaletas. • Players such as Avalon, which offers water cooler dispensers, have partnered with global companies like Honeywell, Coca- Cola, Target, Lexus, Pepsi.

The UKCA Mark can be used now, and the Government is

encouraging businesses to start using it as soon as possible, with it becoming mandatory for placing goods on the market in Great Britain from 1 January 2023. The Government has confirmed that it remains committed to

supporting industry in adapting to the UKCA Mark and will continue to engage actively with industry over the coming 16 months.

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