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Weekly Roundup: Symrise wins German sustainability award, Tate & Lyle shortlisted for national busin

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Core Tip: Last week in business, Symrise was recognized as “Germany’s most sustainable large corporation for 2019.
Last week in business, Symrise was recognized as  “Germany’s most sustainable large corporation for 2019.” Tate & Lyle’s Global Shared Services (GSS) team in Łódź has been recognized for delivering positive change for the local community and creating a vibrant workplace. The American Egg Board is celebrating the life of its first president, Lou B. Rafffel, who led the board for 30 years until his retirement in 2006.

In brief: Sustainability
Symrise’s commitment to sustainability in the supply chain has been recognized by winning first place in the category “Germany’s most sustainable large corporations 2019.” In addition to Symrise’s commitment to climate protection, the decisive factors were its efforts to preserve biodiversity and to support the living conditions of small-scale farmers along the supply chain who consistently meet the highest ecological and social standards. After receiving an award in 2012 and being a finalist in 2016, Symrise has now received the coveted prize for a second time. In a ceremony attended by 1,200 top-ranking guests from politics, industry, cities, research and society, Symrise’s CEO Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram accepted the German Sustainability Award from Environmental Minister Svenja Schulze at a gala event on December 7, 2018, in Düsseldorf.

In brief: Recognition & awards

Tate & Lyle's GSS team based in Łódź, Poland, has been recognized for its commitment to community giving and employee well-being in the ABSL Diamonds Awards 2018. The ABSL Diamonds Awards are national awards recognizing excellence and innovation in Poland’s business services sector. Tate & Lyle’s GSS team in Łódź, consisting of over 300 employees providing financial transactional activities and other services to Tate & Lyle’s business across the world, has been shortlisted in two categories; the “Corporate Social Responsibility” category and the “Vibrant Workplace” category. Milosz Aleksander, Vice President, Global Shared Services, Tate & Lyle, says: “We are incredibly proud to be recognized for the projects we support in the local community, and for creating a positive working environment and culture. Everyone in the team in Łódź plays a part in making the Tate & Lyle GSS Centre a great place to work, with strong support from our colleagues in Human Resources, our employee engagement champions, our and Wellness and Activity teams.”

In brief: Milestones
The American Egg Board is celebrating the life of its first president, Lou B. Rafffel, who led the board for 30 years until his retirement in 2006, always driving the demand for eggs and egg products. Realizing the value and need for nutrition research from the American Egg Board’s beginnings, friends remember him saying that it would take almost 25 years to change the dialogue related to eggs’ role in healthy living. Decades later, the American Egg Board notes its Egg Nutrition Center continues to benefit from his insight.

In brief: Other highlights
The Annual General Meeting 2018 of Barry Callebaut AG, manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, was held this week in Zurich-Oerlikon under the chairmanship of Patrick De Maeseneire, Chairman of the Board, and Jakob Baer, Vice-Chairman of the Board. Over one thousand shareholders attended the meeting, representing 4,492,982 shares and equaling 81.86 percent of the issued share capital. All motions were adopted as proposed by the Board of Directors, including the reelection of Patrick De Maeseneire as Chairman and the election of Suja Chandrasekaran, Angela Wei Dong and Markus Neuhaus as new Board members.
 
 
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