At Corbion, we focus our resources and capabilities on addressing the global megatrends of population growth, food security, climate change, and resource scarcity while responding to evolving consumer needs and preferences. With more than 100 years of experience and expertise in creating innovative solutions for our customers, we are well-positioned to help address the impact of these trends. This will not only safeguard our commercial future, but it will also benefit society at large.
Shifting demographics driven by a growing middle class and an aging population create a more educated and health-conscious consumer population focused on nutrition, food safety, and transparency. Increasing demand for more natural alternatives and antimicrobial solutions gives shape and direction to many of our innovation programs, and heightened awareness of climate change and resource depletion is illuminating the value our sustainable solutions deliver.
To create a future with sufficient resources for a growing population, the world needs to adopt circular systems, where material flows are recovered and re-used. Corbion’s biobased products are inherently circular and critical enablers of the circular economy, as they reduce the use of fossil resources that cannot be replenished.
A sustainable bioeconomy can only be realized if we consider the full value chain, from raw material sourcing to manufacturing, use, and end of life. Our biobased resources depend on agriculture, one of the largest contributors to environmental and social impacts. Implementation of sustainable agriculture is vital to maintaining economic performance while minimizing the damage to the environment and creating thriving farming communities.
The advancements in technology and, more specifically, biotechnology are critical drivers for developing our new platforms. They also function as new enablers in our continuous improvement programs in R&D and operations, where big data and manufacturing intelligence contribute to more efficiency, better insights, and improved safety performance. In executing our strategy, we continue to be guided by our company purpose, which articulates the role that Corbion envisions to play.