Webinar: Tips for going green and becoming socially responsible in the natural food additives sector

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Many European buyers are discussing sustainability. And many exporters are looking for ways to respond to this market demand. But what do buyers want exactly? At the moment, there is no single standard you must meet. And the definition of 'sustainability' is still under debate. But generally, for European buyers, sustainability has 2 components. These are environmental sustainability and social sustainability. CBI's market intelligence on sustainability in natural food additives addresses these components in the studies '9 Tips to go green' and '9 Tips to become more socially responsible'.

During this webinar, we will discuss the most important aspects of sustainability for European companies in the natural food additive sector. For each point, we will provide tips on how to respond as an exporter. We will address the following topics:

  • How to transition to a green business by implementing sustainability practices at the production level, during processing, and in logistics and packaging.
  • How to improve your commitment to social responsibility in your supply chain. And how to benefit from this.


For whom?

The webinar is for entrepreneurs and business support organisations active in the natural ingredients sector.


  • 10:30 – 10:35 CEST: Opening remarks and introduction to CBI.
  • 10:35 – 11:05 CEST: Tips on how to go green.
  • 11:05 – 11:30 CEST: Tips on how to become a socially responsible exporter.
  • 11:30 – 11:45 CEST: Questions and answers.  



Thomas Vonk, Programme Manager Market Intelligence at CBI, will host this webinar. Presenters include:

Kasper Kerver

Kasper Kerver

Kasper Kerver is a market analyst at ProFound – Advisers In Development. He has over 15 years of experience in market research for exporters in developing countries. He is a specialist in research on natural ingredients markets. He also frequently meets exporters locally, at trade fairs and online. Because of this, he understands common challenges well and can give practical tips on how to turn market intelligence into actions.



Lastiana Yuliandari

Lastiana Yuliandari

Lastiana Yuliandari is the founder of Aliet Green. Aliet Green is the leading producer of Fair Trade ingredients and food. The organisation is a pioneer of traditional rain-fed agroforestry farming methods. Lastiana uses her skills to help build a resilient future for Indonesians. These skills include market access, supply and value chain management, and rural economic development. With Aliet Green, Lastiana aims to create opportunities to restore ecosystems. These ecosystems can create environmental, economic, and social benefits.

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For more information, please contact Programme Manager Thomas Vonk via the contact form.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023


Online: 10:30 – 11:45 CEST

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