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Collaboration is Key

The Sustainable Food Initiative is a community of partners consisting of AgriFood sector related companies, knowledge institutions and governments. All working together with only one goal: global food production to be climate neutral.  

The community is organised in three interconnected pillars suited to the different types of partners and activities:

  • Research to initiate new product and process development
  • Fieldlabs for valorisation and go-to-market support
  • Livinglab for consumer involvement and feedback

These three environments work together to accelerate innovation and transitions towards the best possible results. SFI is the initiating and facilitating community where the partners collaborate, can share data, facilities and information and is a playing field where they can work together in achieving our mission.  

AB InBev

AbInbev is one of the largest brewers in the world and brews the widely known Jupiler, Leffe, Hertog Jan, Corona and many more golden friends. They are very ambitious about sustainability and have set their own 2025 Sustainability Goals.

Projects:

Sustainable Plant Fractionation

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Air Liquide

A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industries and Health. They combine their know-how in food processes and expertise in gas properties to help their customers to produce better food quality in a sustainable way. For example, the freezing and chilling of fruits and vegetables.

Projects:

Sustainable Plant Fractionation

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Avebe

Avebe is a cooperation of potato starch growers. They aim to get everything out the versatile potato. Thanks to innovative techniques they are able to extract proteins for the food industry. Sustainability is one of their pillars and they are looking for harmony between growing their company and our planet and it’s people.

Projects:

Recovery and Circularity of valuable resourcesSustainable Plant Fractionation

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Bel

Groupe Bel brings a smile on our face when we are enjoying their delicious cheeses. Sustainability is their second nature and they strive to minimalize their ecologic footprint with sustainable farming, responsible packaging and healthier food.

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Cargill

Cargill provides food and agricultural products and services and creates connections across the global food system. They aim to feed the world in a responsible way, reduce the environmental impact and enrich communities all over the world. 

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Cosun

‘The plant is our hero’. Cosun couldn’t be more right. They are a cooperation of growers and suppliers of plant based ingredients. Cosun has a clear ambition for 2030 to be 100% plant based and to be 100% circular. SFI is happy to help!

Projects:

Leading the way in sustainable plant-based innovations

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Danone

‘Hmmm Danone’. Didn’t we all grew up with the yoghurts of Danone? ‘One planet. One Health’ is their call to participate the food revolution. A movement to stimulate healthier and sustainable eating and-drinking habits. 

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Symrise

You come across their products several times per day. From the minty freshness in your toothpaste, to the spark of special scent in your favourite perfume. And more importantly, they give flavour and scent to our foods and drinks. Sustainability is reflected in their entire chain. 

Projects:

The Internet of Food

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Unilever

A global company selling fast-moving consumer goods. We all have at least one of their brands at home. Their vision is a new way of doing business. One that delivers growth by serving society and the planet. 

Projects:

Fieldlab Total Use No WasteThe Internet of Food

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