Corbion

Amsterdam, Netherlandswww.corbion.com/
Invested through
  • Triodos Pioneer Impact Fund
Asset ClassesListed equity
Impact strategyImpact Equities and Bonds
Bloomberg tickerCRBN NA
ISIN codeNL0010583399
Industry groupMaterials
Aligned with SDGs
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good health and well-being

Dutch company Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins and algae ingredients. Corbion was called CSM (Centrale Suiker Maatschappij) until 2013. Corbion has two main business lines: Ingredient Solutions (95% of sales) and Innovation Platforms (5%). The company's main market is North America (58% of sales), while it is also active in EMEA (19%), Asia (16%) and Latin America (7%).

Investment rationale

Corbion's solutions for shelf-life extension, food safety, animal health and aquaculture support the transition to a sustainable food system, able to feed a growing population within the planetary boundaries. The company also collaborates with suppliers of agriculture-derived raw materials to promote sustainable agriculture.

With its bio-based chemicals and materials the company also plays an essential role in promoting the responsible production and consumption of food. Its efforts to create zero waste, to improve energy efficiency, reduce its carbon footprint and to implement gypsum-free production technology in manufacturing also contribute to this goal.