Our Sustainability Standards

Taking responsibility for the environmental and social impacts of our farming operations requires considerable efforts: from the design and implementation of tools for our businesses that can be used to assess raw materials, products, processes and packaging to setting goals that drive accomplishment. We’ve been driving change within our own organization for many years, and paying a close attention to the supply chain is a natural advancement.

We have implemented five segment rules for our sustainability standards that engage, captivate, and outrank our operation.


Our exceptional aim with production sourcing has actually enabled us to construct a sourcing network of suppliers at base zones. We have indeed supported many producers with output procurement financial aid and have definitely likewise delivered capital investment to make it easy for them to create their businesses with financial investment in transportation and warehousing.

This sourcing network is providing value to our supply chain and particularly adding to developing rural economies. We are presently a recognized top supplier of farming products and active ingredients to a broad variety of clients. Therefore IBD understand the demand to implement techniques and also processes in place to track the chain of custody around the supply chain.

Responsible Sourcing Criteria

We are continuing to create Accountable Sourcing Rules that may be applicable to the full array of items within our supply chains. They are developed through our value stream enterprise system (VSES) and will certainly build on our soaring capabilities to trace products to source. We are driven to constant improvement over the accountability of just how IBD introduce creativity into the worldwide food chain, via our very own production, as well as our farmers and producers.


IBD processing centers arenavigated in five continents and 12 agriculture products. From sustainability angle, evaluating and softening our ecological impact is vital, as well as food protection and making certain work safety are all in place.

IBD have indeed continued to bolster our Corporate Plans on Environment, Sustainability and Quality. These form the base of the IBD Codes of Practice. All new construction is subject to a Green and also Social Effect Examination as well as subsequent regional regulative authorizations.

Food Safety

IBD lingers to increase its existence in mid stream processing; product safety has actually come to be the major quality restriction for countless of our business units. This is specifically so for the packaged foods enterprise, cocoa, organic coffee, organic nuts, and spices where we process, package and also market an increasing portfolio of Ready-to Eat products.


We consider carbon, to be the major restrictions that should be gauged and diminished in our processing plants. The beginning point in our technique to environmental obligation is the Atmosphere Maturation Tool (AMT). This makes it easy for examination versus the fundamental factors of administration systems, management, conformity, ongoing enhancement, hardware and processes. The result of each individual analysis is used to develop anemphasized improvement program for that facility.

Our preliminary focus in processing has been on carbon gas energy drop. One of the ways in which we do this is by utilizing the farm waste substance as gas. Some existing processes exemplify this technique:

Our LOMA ESTATE coffee plant uses coffee shells to reduce coal usage. Future enhancement intends to hit carbon neutrality by using rice husk shooting collected from our rice processing plants.


IBD governs systematizations for marine and roadway transportation, along with product warehousing. This is considered a top priority position, as we understand the need to build a companywide sustainability tactics for our shipping tasks, to greatly improve performance as well as lower carbon discharges.

Our step into the midstream sector has lowered the distance traveled, and also for that reason energy utilized, by some of our uncooked produce, now that processing occurs in origin markets near the point of development. For example:

We have certainly lessened the need to export on average 5000 tons of cashew annually from Africa to the Middle East through the construction of our onsite processing facilities.

Storage facilities have been built in Latin America as strategic centers closer to our farm sites to guarantee efficient aggregation and also for semi processing of products. This cuts carbon with the undesirable freight of waste substance which can be utilized as fuel in the handling units.

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