Stephenson creates sustainability role
UK-based natural ingredients manufacturer Stephenson has appointed Marie Maisonnette to the newly created sustainability manager.
Maisonnette joins from Stephenson’s offshoot business CO2Sustain, where she was a business development specialist covering Europe and South America. She will mainly be based at the manufacturing plant in Leeds.
As well as knowledge of raw materials from a previous role in the group, her role involves working with other specialists across the business to ensure the most eco-friendly production, containment and distribution methods are being employed, and with department heads including health and safety management, engineering and marketing.
Stephenson has already partnered with global sustainability consultancy Anthesis to manage its strategy and CSR projects. It aims to have switched 85% of its palm derivatives volume to physically RSPO-certified mass-balanced, segregated or identity-preserved supply chain models by the end of the year. The company has also launched a number of products using 100% RSPO certified ingredients and more sustainable or less packaging, as well as its first solid conditioning bar.