INTRODUCING & WELCOME : Jim NORDMEYER | Vice President of Global Sustainability | O-I (Owens Illinois)

Jim Nordmeyer is Vice President of Global Sustainability, at Owens-Illinois Inc. (NYSE: OI). He is based at the company’s world headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio.

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As Vice President, Nordmeyer has responsibility for development and execution of O-I’s global sustainability strategy. This strategy aligns with O-I’s customers growing interest on sustainability, enhances business performance and supports the long-term growth of the organization.  Jim works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders defining the priorities and resource requirements needed to drive sustainability throughout the organization. Additionally, he serves as the internal leader and “go to” expert for sustainability, monitoring emerging trends, programs and issues, and communicating and educating others on sustainability topics.

Nordmeyer joined O-I in 2006 and has held multiple roles including: Vice President, North America Supply Chain; Vice President Global ERP systems; Vice President, Global Business Processes; and most recently led the integration of the Vitro Food and Beverage business acquisition.

Before joining O-I, Nordmeyer spent 28 years in the chemicals and plastics industry with PolyOne, The Geon Company and BFGoodrich in various roles from environmental compliance to Director of Operations.

Nordmeyer is green belt certified in Lean Six Sigma and holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN.

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O-I (Owens-Illinois)

As the world’s leading glass container manufacturer, O-I has more than a century of experience crafting pure, sustainable, brand-building glass packaging for many of the world’s best-known food and beverage brands. We are proud to provide high quality glass packaging for beer, wine, spirits, food, non-alcoholic beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. We also produce beautiful tableware and stemware for household use.

BELIEF IN GLASS

Our belief in glass is so strong that we started a movement to transform the way people think and feel about glass– Glass Is Life™. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have been inspired to celebrate the benefits of glass including taste, health, quality, brand-building potential, and sustainability.

OUR GLOBAL REACH

With an unparalleled impact spanning 79 plants in 23 countries, O-I is the only truly global maker of glass packaging.

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A Clear View from the Outside In: Glass in the Circular Economy

INTRODUCING & WELCOME: Adeline FARRELLY | Secretary General | FEVE

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Adeline  FARRELLY | Secretary General | FEVE

Speaker at the 11TH INTERNATIONAL LABEL CONFERENCE 2016

In June 2008, Adeline was appointed Secretary General of FEVE, the EU Federation for Glass Packaging and Tableware Producers.  She is Member of the Board of Glass Alliance Europe and holds the post of Secretary General on a rotating basis.

Adeline has spent 25 years in Brussels working for various private and institutional organisations including the EU Commission, EU Parliament, Deloitte, and EuropaBio – the EU association for biotechnology industries.

Born in Ireland in 1963, Adeline holds a degree in political science from University College Dublin (UCD) and later earned a marketing qualification from the Marketing Institute of Ireland.     She is an active member of the Countess Markievicz group supporting women for election.

About FEVE

Who is FEVE?

 

FEVE is the European Federation of glass packaging and glass tableware makers.

Founded in 1977 and headquartered in Brussels, FEVE is an international not-for-profit association, which currently numbers over 60 company members and 22 corporate groups across the European Union, Switzerland and Turkey.

What is the role of FEVE?

FEVE is the official voice of the glass container industry at European level. It promotes the common interests of its members throughout Europe and is actively engaged in dialogue with European stakeholders and NGOs.

FEVE champions the position of the industry in the European debate on sustainability and it ensures collaboration with members and national glass associations on both Europe-wide projects and country based actions.

FEVE ensures that members are constantly informed about EU developments in Life Cycle Assessments, Packaging and Packaging Waste initiatives, developments in sustainable production and consumption, European Emissions Trading Scheme, REACH, and many other dossiers.

The Association promotes glass as an ideal packaging material for its unique environmental, economic and social assets. It actively supports the forum ‘Friends of Glass’ which brings together consumers who consider glass packaging to be good for themselves, their families.

For more information please visit: http://www.feve.org/

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World Population & Ground Water

Feeding the World

By 2050 we’ll need to feed two billion more people. How can we do that without overwhelming the planet?

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How the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry is gonna handle this?

When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet.

Agriculture is among the greatest contributors to global warming, emitting more greenhouse gases than all our cars, trucks, trains, and airplanes combined—largely from methane released by cattle and rice farms, nitrous oxide from fertilized fields, and carbon dioxide from the cutting of rain forests to grow crops or raise livestock. Farming is the thirstiest user of our precious water supplies and a major polluter, as runoff from fertilizers and manure disrupts fragile lakes, rivers, and coastal ecosystems across the globe. Agriculture also accelerates the loss of biodiversity. As we’ve cleared areas of grassland and forest for farms, we’ve lost crucial habitat, making agriculture a major driver of wildlife extinction.

The environmental challenges posed by agriculture are huge, and they’ll only become more pressing as we try to meet the growing need for food worldwide. We’ll likely have two billion more mouths to feed by mid-century—more than nine billion people. But sheer population growth isn’t the only reason we’ll need more food. The spread of prosperity across the world, especially in China and India, is driving an increased demand for meat, eggs, and dairy, boosting pressure to grow more corn and soybeans to feed more cattle, pigs, and chickens. If these trends continue, the double whammy of population growth and richer diets will require us to roughly double the amount of crops we grow by 2050.

Ground Water Stress

Water is essential to human, plant, and animal survival. From huge cities to tiny villages, about 50% of the world’s population depends on groundwater every day.

So what’s the problem? Well, while groundwater is the most abundant source of fresh water on earth, it remains a hidden resource. We often know where to locate it, but what really keeps it “hidden” is the limited amount of data on its availability, quantity and quality. In other words: we often have insufficient real insight in the water below.

Now it’s time to uncover the mysteries behind the great resource of groundwater!

 

Visit the #HiddenResource campaign website: thehiddenresource.com

 

Further Sources: National Geographic

 

INTRODUCING: Wil Duivenvoorden | Royal HaskoningDHV

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Wil Duivenvoorden | Leading Professional Agri/Food |  Royal HaskoningDHV

 

Speaker at the 11Th INTERNATIONAL LABEL CONFERENCE 2016

Future of food & beverage packaging and logistics, related to “big data”, “Industry 4.0”, Cradle to Cradle ® > Effectivity instead of Efficiency

(incl. role for “smart packaging concepts”)

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Compliance based engineering for sustainable supply chains around new plants, within context of “local for local” > how to design for multinationals within context of glocalisation (incl. “giving back”/regional developments (e.g. water security or flood resillience)

Wil Duivenvoorden is a senior specialist in mechanical engineering and refrigeration engineering, with an extensive track record in integral design projects, related to food security and food quality assurance. As a senior agri-food expert in Royal HaskoningDHV, Wil regularly leads design teams in the area of Chain Architecture  – a unique methodology for securing and implementing logistics solutions across supply chains. Wil’s expertise and solid track record in developing solutions for logistics and micro climate issues have been applied to solving numerous food related challenges as well as in modelling and designing sustainable supply chains. Wil is board member and adviser for several commissions and consortia in the food industry, refrigeration and sustainable (circular) production fields.  His views and contributions are highly sought after and have featured in a number of publications.

 

About Royal HaskoningDHV

Royal HaskoningDHV is an independent, international engineering and project management consultancy with over 130 years of experience. Our professionals deliver services in the fields of aviation, buildings, energy, industry, infrastructure, maritime, mining, transport, urban and rural planning and water. Backed by expertise and experience of nearly 7,000 colleagues across the world, we work for public and private clients in more than 130 countries.

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We focus on delivering added value for our clients while at the same time addressing the challenges that societies are facing. These include the growing world population and the consequences for towns and cities; the demand for clean drinking water, water security and water safety; pressures on traffic and transport; resource availability and demand for energy and waste issues facing industry.

Context is critical. Every project we do exists within a changing and increasingly unpredictable environment. We understand the local context and deliver appropriate local solutions.

We believe in Enhancing Society Together. Stated simply, it means that in partnership with our clients and stakeholders we aim to contribute to a better world. ‘Together’ is important because we believe meaningful solutions for the future can no longer be created without collaboration.

Our roots are in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and South Africa. In addition, we are established in Asia and the Middle East, Africa and the Americas

About Royal HaskoningDHV | Food & Beverage

The food and beverages industry is one of the most important and dynamic industrial sectors. The range of products is extensive and with a continuous demand to improve and optimise the products to the developments in the consumer market.

On top of this, the food industry is also dealing with the demands of society for sustainability, global warming / climate change and environmental liability. And of course hygiene, energy efficiency and working conditions are daily concerns to each company involved in production of Food and Beverage.

Royal HaskoningDHV is a provider of services in the food and beverage industry. We cover a wide range of the market, from wheat preservation and feed production to the production of beer or cheese.

Food safety and hygiene is essential for our clients, so our specialist’s knowledge and experience with the regulations of EHEDG, FDA, HACCP and GMP guidelines are incorporated into every project during design and construction.

In recent years Royal HaskoningDHV has worked together with almost all main players in the international food and beverage sector. This results in depth knowledge of various production processes. This know-how, combined with our expert skills, enables us to deliver tailor-made solutions every time and to be able to provide our clients with a wide range of services.

Studies of optimising production lines

  • Advice on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Studies and advice on traceability
  • Environmental and energy impact assessments
  • Feasibility, green field and master plan studies
  • Process and technology selection
  • Due diligence studies
  • Asset management
  • Project and contract management
  • Conceptual design
  • Cost estimating (investments and exploitations)
  • Basic and detail engineering
  • Requirement specification and tendering
  • Contracting
  • All HSE services
  • On site assistance, construction and commissioning services

For more information please visit: http://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb

 

Economic Implications of Water Scarcity and Shortages | The Future of Water Requires a Sustainable, Blue Path

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Without water, neither small businesses nor major global industries can function.

Not family farms or major agribusinesses. Not energy production facilities or computer manufacturers or steel companies. Similarly, poor water quality, or limited or unreliable access to water means higher costs for all businesses – and all consumers. Water scarcity means greater risks for a community’s long-term viability and a negative impact on their competitiveness. It also means that a community’s ability to grow and create jobs is at risk. Regardless of whether water has become the new oil, one thing is certain: water is ironically both taken for granted and serves as the engine of our economy. If not properly managed, water scarcity will directly affect the local ability to grow and create jobs.

Economic Implications of Water Scarcity and Shortages.

Right now, many companies already consider water resources when making decisions about where to invest or locate facilities. And they are giving preference to areas where water risks are lowest. These businesses understand what policymakers are now coming to realize: When water resources are unhealthy or unreliable, businesses cannot grow and cannot hire or sustain a workforce. Local commerce suffers, incomes decline, tax revenues fall. The effects are very real and they are felt immediately and acutely. Continue reading “Economic Implications of Water Scarcity and Shortages | The Future of Water Requires a Sustainable, Blue Path”

INTRODUCING: Roland POKORNY | KRONES AG

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Roland Pokorny | Vice President Corporate Communications | KRONES AG

Patronage of the topic:

BETTER SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGAMENT through COLLABARATION

11Th INTERNATIONAL LABEL CONFERENCE 2016

Graduated in Communication Design from the Nuremberg University of Applied Sciences, qualifying as a Chartered Designer. His first job in industry was with Rehau AG + Co., where he started in 1984 as Project Manager for trade fairs and exhibitions. Since 1989 Roland Pokorny has been working for Krones AG Corporate Communications. His responsibilities as department manager and art director now include the areas trade fairs, media production, web solutions and public relations. Since 2011, he is in charge of the overall direction of communications in the company.

About KRONES AG

Synonymous with holistic systems engineering: Krones
For machines, lines and complete factories – Krones, the one-stop shop

The Krones Group, headquartered in Neutraubling, Germany, plans, develops and manufactures machines and complete lines for the fields of process, filling and packaging technology. Its product portfolio is rounded off by information technology, factory planning and products from Krones’ subsidiaries as intralogistics, valve production etc.

Every day, millions of bottles, cans, and special-shaped containers are handled on lines from Krones, particularly in breweries, the soft-drinks sector and at producers of still or sparkling wines and spirits, but also in the food and luxury-goods industries, plus the chemical, cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors.

Since being founded in 1951, Krones has become far more than a traditional-style machinery and line manufacturer: it has evolved into an all-round vendor for its clients. Mechanical engineering, line expertise, process engineering, microbiology and information technology have here been harmoniously integrated for optimum synergies. Nowadays, Krones is synonymous with holistic systems engineering.

Krones’ success is based on some few but crucial strategies: specialised knowledge of mechanical engineering and the customer sectors involved, a technical lead over its competitors driven by continuingly high expenditure on research and development, production facilities featuring state-of-the-art equipment operating to the most stringent of quality standards, backed up by worldwide 24/7 service support, and most especially by the skills of its highly motivated staff. More than 3,730 full and utility patents bear witness to the company’s innovative potential.

Worldwide, Krones employs 12,756 people. Approximately 90 per cent of its products are sold abroad. Consolidated sales in 2014 totalled 2.953 billion euros. The group includes not only Krones AG (M-DAX), but also more than 80 sales and service companies.

For further information please visit: www.www.krones.com/en

INTRODUCING: Frans EGBERTS | Vice President | FoodDrinkEurope

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Frans EGBERTS | Vice President | FoodDrinkEurope

also: Managing Director at Henri van de Bilt B.V.

Speaker at the 11Th INTERNATIONAL LABEL CONFERENCE 2016

Session 5: GLIMPSE II | Thinking out of the box

Professional Experience

 

  • 1977 – 1978 National Service
  • 1978 – 1979 U-Meat Holten
  • 1979 – 1985 Johma Salads
  • 1985 – 1985 Delicato Nordhorn
  • 1986 – 1991 Martinair Food
  • 1991 – 1996 Stegeman
  • 1996 – 2000 Hazlewood Foods
  • From 2000 till now Henri v.d Bilt

Additional

  • Vice President FoodDrinkEurope
  • Member Supply Chain Group Clitravi
  • Advisory Group VMT
  • Boardmember VNV (Dutch Meat Manufacturers’ Association)
  • Member Civil Dialogue Group Beef
  • Member ETP Leadership team
  • Boardmember “Stichting CBS”

 

ABOUT FOOD & DRINK EUROPE

 

Role and Mission

FoodDrinkEurope’s mission is to facilitate the development of an environment in which all European food and drink companies, whatever their size, can meet the needs of consumers and society, while competing effectively for sustainable growth.

FoodDrinkEurope’s contribution is based on sound scientific research, robust data management and effective communication, working within the regulatory framework to ensure that all food and drink issues are dealt with in a holistic manner. The organisation promotes its members’ interests in areas such as food safety and sciencenutrition and health, consumer trust and choice, competitiveness, and environmental sustainability.

How FoodDrinkEurope works

FoodDrinkEurope’s permanent secretariat, based in Brussels, maintains close contacts with European and international institutions and is a major partner in consultations on all issues affecting Europe’s food and drink industry.

FoodDrinkEurope coordinates the work of more than 700 experts though its Committees and Expert Groups around four themes: food and consumer policy (food safety and science, nutrition and health), environmental sustainability and competitiveness.

Through these Committees and Expert Groups, Europe’s food and drink manufacturers provide broad and in-depth expertise. They contribute to FoodDrinkEurope positions on key issues which, once approved, are communicated to European and international decision-makers with a view to shaping legislative and non-legislative developments impacting on the industry.

How FoodDrinkEurope came about

UNICE (the Union of Industrial and Employers’ Confederations of Europe) founded the CIAA (Confederation of Food and Drink Industries of the EEC) in 1982 to replace their Commission of Food and Drink Industries.

Registered as an international association under Belgian law, CIAA’s creation provided Europe’s food and drink industry with its own independent organisation. Since then, CIAA became a key stakeholder, working with European and international institutions on issues impacting on the food and drink industry.

On 23 June 2011, CIAA opened a dynamic new chapter in its history, becoming FoodDrinkEurope. With its new, immediately identifiable name and logo, FoodDrinkEurope will continue to speak for the industry, representing both the industry’s traditions and potential.

MEMBER COMPANIES

AGROKOR

AGROKOR

CARGILL

CARGILL

COCA-COLA

COCA-COLA

DANONE

DANONE

DSM

DSM

DUPONT

DUPONT

FERRERO

FERRERO

GENERAL MILLS

GENERAL MILLS

HEINZ

HEINZ

KELLOGG

KELLOGG

MARS

MARS

McCAIN

McCAIN

Mondelez International

Mondelez International

NESTLÉ

NESTLÉ

PEPSICO

PEPSICO

SÜDZUCKER

SÜDZUCKER

TATE & LYLE

TATE & LYLE

ÜLKER

ÜLKER

UNILEVER

UNILEVER

Mergers & Acquisitions in Food and Beverage

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Mergers & Acquisitions in Food and Beverage

Global Consumer M&A had a strong first half to the year, with transactions valued at US$ 202.5bn topping every H1 deal value since 2008 and representing a 42.8% uptick in deal value compared to H1 2014. The increase stemmed from two domestic mega-deals, together accounting for 47.1% of total deal value: HJ Heinz’s US$ 54.5bn acquisition of Kraft within the US food sector and Cheung Kong Holdings US$40.8bn acquisition of CKH & Hutchison Whampoa within Hong Kong’s retail sector. As a result, the Consumer sub-sectors food (US$ 80.2bn) and retail (US$ 105bn) saw an increase in deal value by 129.9% and 106.9% respectively compared to H1 2014 (food worth US$ 34.9bn; retail worth US$ 50.8bn). Food deal value reached its highest H1 deal value since 2007, whilst retail reached its highest H1 deal value on Mergermarket record.

Continue reading “Mergers & Acquisitions in Food and Beverage”

The year of the acquisition in Craft Beer | 11th International Label Conference 2016

The year 2015 had quite a few ups and downs for craft beer. Here are a few of the biggest stories of the year:

The year of the acquisition in Craft Beer in the U.S.

2015 brought big changes to craft brew market

For the duration of its existence, the craft brewing industry has mostly avoided what many industries face constantly: acquisitions.

This year, all that changed with six American breweries selling out to larger brewing conglomerates. Back in 2011, Anheuser-Busch’s purchase of Goose Island for $38 million sent waves through the craft brewing community. The independent spirit is one of craft beer’s points of pride, and when someone as revered and respected as Goose Island sold, it felt like the first domino to fall.

It took awhile for more to follow , but the biggest one by far was San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing selling last month for a reported $1 billion to alcoholic beverage conglomerate Constellation Brands.

Breckenridge Brewery in Colorado, Lagunitas in California and Four Peaks in Arizona are other names that Texan drinkers probably recognize that sold this year. Shockingly, Colorado’s New Belgium — which is employee-owned — was mentioned as entertaining an offer. Nothing materialized on that sale, but from some of the recent news, it appears no brewery is exempt from a potential sale.

Money talks, and it’s difficult to fault a mid-size business staring at a billion-dollar check. Guaranteed, as megabrewers continue to focus on growing their craft segments, this is only the beginning.

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Source: Special to DFW.com