African Focus

Sustainable shea – women’s gold

A woman_in_rural_Ghana_sorts_dried_shea_nuts_to_ensure_premium_qualityResponsible sourcing is a top priority for Symrise, which is why its latest global sustainability commitment project in partnership with StarShea is contributing to the economic improvement of women in the poorest region of Ghana.

Personal care from people who care

The avocados_used_for_Earthoils_avocado_oil_are_grown_in_the_Thika_region_in_the_Kenyan_Highlands_Earthoil Plantations, a division of Treatt, specialises in smallholder producer projects in remote parts of Africa and other areas of the world. Its business is unique, as it supplies ethically sourced, pure, organic, fair trade essential and cold pressed vegetable seed oils for the personal care industry.

Black to basics

Black to_basicsThe increasing affluence of middle to upper-class black consumers continues to drive profitability in the ethnic market. However, the sector is not without its challenges with the need for claim substantiation and market specific ingredient performance data becoming all the more important.

GSK announces new strategic investments in Africa

glaxosmithklineOn March 31, GSK announced a series of new investments in sub-Saharan Africa designed to address pressing health needs and contribute to long-term business growth.  Speaking at the 5th EU-Africa Business Forum in Brussels, GSK CEO Sir Andrew Witty set out the company’s intent to partner with governments of African countries to help stimulate more research into chronic diseases, increase capacity by localising medicines supply and strengthen healthcare infrastructure.

GSK calls for greater sub-Saharan investment in health and pharma

yourfileGlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has committed to a series of investments in sub-Saharan Africa designed to address pressing health needs and contribute to long-term business growth.

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