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Danisco Release: Jeffrey Hogue Appointed New VP Of Corporate Sustainable Development


6/25/2009 11:38:08 AM

Danisco is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Hogue, 40, to the position of Vice President of Corporate Sustainable Development. Jeffrey Hogue replaces Søren Vogelsang, who retires, and brings with him 16 years of experience in sustainability and social responsibility from both Genencor, a Danisco division, and from the international scene. Jeffrey Hogue will be leading Danisco's Copenhagen-based Corporate Sustainable Development team and the overarching sustainability strategy for Danisco’s divisions.

’We are pleased to have Jeffrey on board our corporate team and consider his international experience as a great asset to our global sustainability agenda which is strongly rooted in our First choice ambition. Today, we are proud of the achievements of our sustainability work with the latest being our Global Reporting Initiative A+ application level and our placement within the world's most prominent sustainability indices. We know that Jeffrey and his team will help us maintain our sustainability performance, as well as conquer new frontiers as frontrunners in a world where sustainability focus is essential in maintaining a robust business,’ says CEO Tom Knutzen, Danisco.

’With 7,000 employees operating in more than 80 locations worldwide and an extensive network of suppliers, Danisco provides a professional challenge that I am enthusiastic to accept. Danisco has become a leader in sustainability and my vision for the company is to strengthen our sustainability strategy,’ says Jeffrey Hogue, VP of Corporate Sustainable Development at Danisco. ’This will be accomplished by further increasing our transparency through systematic stakeholder dialogue, improving processes to determine materiality and sustainability priorities, continuing our focus on operational risk reduction and resource efficiency, as well as strengthening our commercial focus through enhanced utilisation of our sustainability position to differentiate our product offerings.’

Jeffrey joined Genencor in 1995 and has demonstrated his leadership as Director of Sustainability. During these years, he has been responsible for Genencor’s sustainability strategy and the implementation of a wide range of initiatives relating to social responsibility, environmental health and safety, sustainability performance management and reporting, international capacity building, product stewardship, and internal/external stakeholder relationship management.

About Danisco

With a rich and innovative portfolio, Danisco is a world leader in food ingredients, enzymes and bio-based solutions. Using nature’s own materials, science and the knowledge of our 7,000 people, we design and deliver bio-based ingredients that meet market demand for healthier and safer products. Danisco’s ingredients are used globally in a wide range of industries — from bakery, dairy and beverages to animal feed, laundry detergents and bioethanol — offering functional, economic and environmental benefits. Headquartered in Denmark and operating from more than 80 locations, Danisco’s key focus is to become our customers’ First choice and a truly market-driven global business. Find out more at www.danisco.com


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