Determination and a drive to learn: The journey to becoming a leading woman food technician

As a food technician at our Rondonópolis biodiesel plant in Brazil, Edilaine Almeida da Fonseca helps to maintain the high quality of our products through in-depth laboratory analysis.

Meet the wonder oil

It’s called wonder oil. Castor oil is used in anything from lubricants for high-speed trains to ski boots and even as an emulsifier in the chocolate industry.

COFCO International kicks off climate strategy development

COFCO International is partnering with South Pole to build a climate strategy. It will allow the company to fully understand the climate-related impacts of its operations and supply chains, reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and focus on low carbon and more sustainable food production.

COFCO International’s new $1.6 billion loan brings savings to fund further sustainability work

COFCO International has signed an agreement for a new $1.6 billion multi-tranche sustainability-linked loan with a lower interest rate, the margin savings from which will be used to fund its environmental and social assessment on soy supplying farms and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risk management.

The importance of tracing the supply chain

Being able to fully trace the source and supply of key agricultural commodities is not a simple process but has become essential to ensure appropriate social and environmental safeguards.

Partnering to reduce the carbon footprint of coffee

COFCO International is collaborating with farmers in Brazil’s environmentally sensitive and highly productive Cerrado Mineiro region to measure and reduce carbon emissions from coffee production, as demand for coffee certified as carbon neutral grows.

Setting your trading strategy

You take an overview of the pieces. Consider who your opponent is. Plan a strategy and put it into motion. Commodities trading in the over-the-counter market is not a game, but for Guilherme De Castro Achcar, Trading Manager for COFCO International in Brazil, there are similarities in how to approach it. He likes to play games such as chess, where he plans the position he wants to be in and then the tactics to get there, and adapts as necessary according to whom he is playing against.

Trading with a knockout punch

Maria Fernanda Moreno Marcondes likes to get her day started with some kicking and punching – exercising through boxing and muay thai are an essential part of her motivation.