16 June 2019 | Thida Leiper
IBIS Rice wins Award at Ecovia Sustainable Food Summit
Amsterdam, Netherlands – June 13, 2019 – Ecovia Intelligence, a specialist research, consulting & training company that focuses on the global organic & related product industries , hosted its 11th edition of The Sustainable Food Summit, an international series of summits bringing together some of the most influential organizations involved in sustainability and eco-labels in the food industry.
For each series, the summit focuses on the disruptive influence of new technologies on food production and marketing while giving recognition to operators from around the world that are helping to build a more sustainable food future. This edition focused on developments in food ingredients, new technologies and green packaging with keynote speakers comprised of industry leaders and sustainable food champions such as businesswoman and vegan advocate Heather Mills.
With entries received from 6 continents, a jury comprised of a natural beverage firm, multinational food company, packaging materials supplier and research agency selected the winners and runner ups for the categories of New Sustainable Product, Sustainable Ingredient, Sustainable Packaging, Sustainability Pioneer and Sustainability Leadership.
Selected as the winner in the category of ‘The New Sustainable Product Award‘, the summit recognised IBIS Rice for its conservation model and contribution to sustainable agriculture.
“It is fantastic to be recognised as a leader in sustainable food, I really think this is a movement and it has been fascinating to see how innovation is changing the way our food impacts the environment…I think IBIS rice is really special because it is not about just reducing harm but delivering positive impacts on both livelihoods and conservation through premium products that make for an incredible consumer experience .” – Nicholas Spencer, CEO of IBIS Rice.
A full list of the Award Categories and Nominees can be found at www.sfawards.com
About Sustainable Foods Summit
Organised by Ecovia Intelligence (formerly Organic Monitor), the Sustainable Foods Summit is an international series of summits that focuses on the leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels, such as Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, etc. Other editions will be hosted in the Asia-Pacific (2-3 Sep, Bali), Latin America (28-29 Nov, São Paulo), and North America (20-22 Jan). For more information visit: www.sustainablefoodssummit.com
About IBIS Rice
IBIS Rice is an ethically-driven conservation enterprise working with forest farmers to protect the ecosystem while growing wildlife-friendly premium organic jasmine rice grown in areas protected for their biodiversity value in Cambodia. The concept was developed by The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in 2009 and in October 2017, The IBIS Rice Conservation Co., Ltd was incorporated. Now it is protecting 500,000 hectares of precious forest wetlands, increased the incomes of over 1,000 rice farming families and is conserving more than 50 endangered species (including the critically endangered Giant Ibis – Cambodia’s national bird).
Contact: Nicholas Spencer