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SEOUL, Korea, Feb. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Cruelty Free International has welcomed the imminent launch of a Korean Bill, with official support, to end all testing of cosmetics and their ingredients on animals by 2017. This follows extensive negotiations by Cruelty Free International with Ministerial officials, the Food and Drug Administration and Parliamentarians, led by Rep. Jeong-Lim Moon, member of the Health and Welfare Committee, who will present the Bill to implement the proposals during March. If this goes ahead, Korea will be the second country in Asia to set out on the route to completely end animal testing for cosmetics.
Cruelty Free International East Asia Manager, Hyung Ju Lee, said, “I am thrilled Korea has set a concrete date and commitment to ban animal testing for cosmetics ingredients and products following two years of detailed work by Cruelty Free International. I would like to thank all our negotiating partners for working with us in achieving this breakthrough. We look forward to an end to animal suffering for cosmetics in Korea.”
Michelle Thew, Chief Executive of Cruelty Free International, commented, “We are delighted Korea has made the decisive move to ban cruel cosmetics, after years of preparatory work with Cruelty Free International. This is a great start to the New Year, and we call on the rest of the world to seize this opportunity to consign animal testing for cosmetics to the global history books.”
Cruelty Free International is the only global campaigning organisation whose sole mission is to bring about an end to the use of animals for cosmetics tests for products and their ingredients. With offices in the UK, US, Brazil and Asia, it works with governments, regulators, companies and partner organizations worldwide and has placed the issue of animal testing on the agenda of many governments for the very first time. Cruelty Free International led the 20-year campaign for the European Union animal cosmetics testing ban in 2013.
To date significant progress has been made around the world, including in Brazil, India, Israel and New Zealand in moving towards the Cruelty Free International goal of a world free of cosmetics tests on animals.
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– Syncra® AVI addresses the US poultry market’s need to reduce production costs while also improving birds’ gut health and growth performance
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the poultry feed market, Frost & Sullivan has selected DuPont company Danisco Animal Nutrition to be the recipient of its 2014 North American Award for New Product Innovation for its poultry gut health solution. Acknowledging the growth potential in the poultry sector, Danisco Animal Nutrition introduced Syncra® AVI, a one-of-a-kind feed additive solution that merges the benefits of both feed enzymes and probiotics, which can be used as an alternative to antibiotic growth promoters where consumer pressure has led to a call for reductions. It can also be used in conjunction with antibiotics and other additives to support poultry gut health and liveability. This advanced solution also radically improves bird growth performance and saves production costs.
Danisco Animal Nutrition has maintained its leadership position in the feed enzymes market after more than 25 years of developing innovative combinations of its carbohydrase and protease products. These novel multi-enzyme products were the first products to enable the use of cheaper feed ingredients without lowering the birds’ performance. Similarly, the more recent Syncra® AVI meets the poultry market’s need to cut production costs, as well as maximize profits and efficiency in a sustainable manner.
“Syncra® AVI is demonstrably effective, as it is backed by research studies that truly show the benefits gained from combining the different but complementary modes of action of exogenous feed enzymes and probiotics,” said Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry Analyst Tosin Jack.
A recent research study showed that the blend enhanced the apparent metabolizable energy (AMEn) through superior protein, fat, and starch digestibility. It also diminished ileal insoluble non-starch polysaccharide (NSP) flow, aiding fiber digestion. Given that the poultry industry is expected to drive the feed ingredient market’s growth, this innovation represents a significant investment for the industry.
Syncra® AVI is designed to provide peace of mind for integrators running large poultry complexes. Not only is it thermostable, it can be used with antibiotics and other additives, and is sold in optimized dosages that have been proven to unlock full poultry feed potential. For instance, at an inclusion rate of 200g/ton for broilers, it delivers guaranteed levels of 10,000U/g xylanase; 1,000U/g amylase; 20,000 U/g protease; and Bacillus spp 3.75 x 108 cfu/g. Meanwhile, its convenience of application translates to decreased logistics costs and micro-bin space.
“Both customers and nutritionists perceive Danisco Animal Nutrition’s products as trustworthy because their solutions are always evidence based,” Jack said. “The company works closely with nutritionists and other stakeholders during the decision-making process, which means that its solutions meet the direct needs of the customers/market.”
Based on all these, and because Syncra® AVI is the first trial-backed solution that successfully combines probiotics and enzymes for the poultry market, Frost & Sullivan is pleased to present the 2014 North American New Product Innovation Award to Danisco Animal Nutrition.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features/benefits of the product and the increased ROI it offers customers, which, in turn, increases customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.
Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for outstanding achievement in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research.
About Danisco Animal Nutrition and DuPont
Danisco Animal Nutrition (animalnutrition.dupont.com), a business division of DuPont Industrial Biosciences, helps animal producers around the world maximize the return on their feed investment, improve liveability and tackle environmental and sustainability challenges through the delivery of optimized enzyme, betaine and probiotic feed solutions. The company’s uniqueness centers on its ability to combine these technologies, many of which are industry “firsts.”
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.
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SINGAPORE, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group today announced that the company has joined the fight in reversing the rapid decline in the shark population and signaling its commitment towards sustainable seafood sourcing. Reaffirming its commitment to operate as a responsible business, the company will stop serving shark fin at its leased and managed hotels and Food & Beverage establishments across Asia Pacific beginning September 1, 2014. This initiative marks the 11th anniversary of Carlson Rezidor’s Responsible Business Month, where its hotels are encouraged to take action by championing activities that benefit the local community and the environment.
An estimated 100 million sharks are killed each year to feed consumer demands, and they are particularly vulnerable because of their relatively low reproduction rates. In 2010, over 180 species of sharks were considered threatened, being listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.
“The hotel industry has a responsibility to conserve the environment and play an active role in its sustainable future. By making this stance, Carlson Rezidor hopes to encourage others to join this ban, influence consumer behavior and more importantly, to contribute to the preservation of marine biodiversity for the benefit of future generations. This ban on shark fin at our leased and managed hotels and Food & Beverage outlets and moving towards sustainable seafood is our commitment to operating as a responsible business,” said Thorsten Kirschke, president, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
Carlson Rezidor has a rich history of responsible business practices, being one of the first global hospitality and travel companies to sign up to the United Nations Global Compact in 2010, aligning to the company’s environmental policy to minimize its impact on the environment. Carlson Rezidor’s responsible business practice centres on the three pillars including People, which takes responsibility for diversity and inclusion, as well as the health and safety of employees and customers. The second pillar Community promotes social and ethical leadership within the company and the community while Environment aims to reduce our negative impact on the earth.
About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes more than 1,350 hotels in operation and under development with a footprint spanning over 105 countries and territories and a powerful set of global brands including Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. In most hotels, guests can benefit from Club Carlson, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. Carlson Rezidor and its brands employ 88,000 people.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium. www.carlsonrezidor.com