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Insight AAK No 3 2016 E-book

Dear readers, A very warm welcome to AAK’s customer magazine Insight. In this issue we will pay some extra attention to the importance 2 of corporate social responsibility.   To act responsibly is both a shared and an individual obligation, and as a global company AAK works hard to do its parts to the highest possible standards. Responsible growth is furthermore a key objective of our strategy and essential to being our customers’ first choice for value- adding vegetable oil solutions.   To drive progress within CSR we focus our efforts in five areas – Marketplace, Supply chain, Environment, Workplace and Community – which are explained in more detail in this magazine. We also present a few of our sustainability initiatives within these areas. If you would like to read more about our efforts, please refer to our latest sustainability report, launched in October, which can be accessed through our website, www.aak.com. AAK – from east to west In this issue we also take a closer look at our latest acquisition, California Oils Corporation, on the U.S. West Coast. This expansion will transform AAK into the leading supplier of speciality and semi-speciality oils to the bakery, dairy, and chocolate and confectionery industries in California and across the West Coast of USA and Canada.   One year after the establishment of AAK Miyoshi JP, a joint venture of AAK and Japanese company Miyoshi Oils & Fats Co., we take a look at how the partnership is developing and what our co-development approach will mean to the Japanese market. Responsible growth at AAK 3 The importance of shea 4–6 Quality and food safety 7 Sustainability and the food industry 8–9 AAK USA goes west 10–11 In the land of the rising sun 12–13 The Co-Development Company 14–15 The Co-Development Company Furthermore, we give you a couple of concrete examples of what it means to be the Co-Development Company. We have asked colleagues from different parts of the organization to share some of their recent co-development stories, and to explain how our customer value propositions for health and reduced costs have helped our customers improve and grow their businesses.   If you have any comments or questions about the content of the magazine or if you have suggestions for future articles of Insight, please don’t hesitate to talk to your AAK representative or contact us via insight@aak.com. Wishing you an insightful reading. Arne Frank CEO and President Contents Insight AAK Magazine Published by AAK AB, Sweden | www.aak.com Editorial group Henning Villadsen, Christian Robèrt, Mads Feer, Bodil Granroth, Leaslie Carr, Ted Fyke, Tania Moreira Parra, Alva Zhang, Li Bao, Li Na Wong, Helen Flower. Contact insight@aak.com Production: JohnJohn Konsult AB Photographs: AAK, Thomas Hergaard, Stine Heilmann, www.benfoto.se, Shutterstock Print: Exakta


Insight AAK No 3 2016 E-book
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