Ingredient companies recognized for sustainability
Artemis International partners with Weider on ingredients to support heart health
As part of the American Heart Association’s Heart Health Month in February, Ft. Wayne, Ind.-based Artemis International announced a new partnership with Weider Global Nutrition, Phoenix. Artemis’ BerryDark Aronia 15% will be a key ingredient in Weider’s Artery Health formulation supplement to support healthy heart function by keeping arteries flexible though proper calcium transportation and increased blood flow, the companies say. Aronia berries contain flavonoidrich antioxidant ingredients that help consumers maintain proper cardiovascular health, they add.
Chr. Hansen, New Berlin, Wis., topped the 2019 global index of the 100 most sustainable companies, as announced during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 145-year-old company is ranked the most sustainable company in the world by Corporate Knights, a specialized Toronto-based media and investment research firm. More than 7,500 companies were analyzed against global industry peers on a number of quantitative key performance indicators. Chr. Hansen scored 100 percent on the “clean revenue” indicator, reflecting that the company’s products have clear environmental and certain social benefits, the company says.
Los Angeles-based ChromaDex Corp. (CDXC) and Arlington, Va.-based Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) have entered into a global commercial license and supply agreement for the ingredient sales of TRU NIAGEN. The agreement provides NHSc the exclusive right to include CDXC’s patented nicotinamide riboside ingredient TRU NIAGEN in NHSc branded medical nutrition, and co-exclusive rights to include TRU NIAGEN in certain products within the consumer health category. Under the terms of the agreement, NHSc will make an upfront payment of $4 million. CDXC will receive certain commercial milestone payments related to the sale of TRU NIAGEN to NHSc as well as tiered royalties, the companies say.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF), New York, was recognized on CDP’s A List for Climate Change for the fourth consecutive year and received an “A” in water security for the first time, naming IFF a global leader in environmental responsibility. In 2018, the company established EcoEffective+, a set of aspirational, environmental goals that include long-term emissions and water targets. IFF achieved year-over-year reductions of 14.7 percent and 23.3 percent in greenhouse gas emissions and water withdraw intensities, respectively.
Toronto-based Liberty Health Sciences Inc. announced that Ian McKinnon and John Hick have been appointed to its Board of Directors. McKinnon is serving as Chairman of the board.