Since its foundation in 1867, Molenbergnatie has grown into the world’s leading supply chain manager for coffee, cocoa, and other soft commodities such as rice, dairy and nuts. Starting from its head office in Antwerp, Molenbergnatie has expanded to several locations across the globe i.e. Barcelona (Spain), the United States (Charleston) as well as in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Molenbergnatie offers you a complete logistic service package handled by a professionally trained staff. Our variety of services includes forwarding, processing, customs declaration, warehousing and distribution.
Working with Molenbergnatie equals opting for a transparent, pro-active and cost-effective cooperation with a partner who’s ready to meet your most specific needs and ambitions. In short, we put our weight behind your trade.
Our aim is to become a preferred provider for warehousing and related supply chain services in the field of soft commodities such as coffee, cocoa, rice, nuts.
Food Safety is a culture, not a program
A certified company is a company that obtained the AEO-certificate and therefore is considered to be reliable for customs transactions in the whole EU. These companies are provided with certain benefits by the customs authorities throughout the EU. The status is confirmed by an AEO-certificate
Internationally, organic standards vary as to their strictness. In order to ensure that the imported components of Bud products also comply with the strict Bio Suisse requirements, farmers and processors abroad must comply with the Bio Suisse Standards. Compliance is monitored by the Label Commission Import (LCI) Label Commission Import on the basis of the inspection reports issued by the local inspection bodies.
The issuance of the certificate acts as a security for the consumer or the user. In Organic Farming for instance, this implies the ability, by means of a qualified staff, a local or regional based network and specific tools, to assist a great number of actors of the organic field, aiming at guaranteeing conformity and traceability to the European , American or Japanese standards, according to the market targeted.
ISO 9001:2008 is now firmly established as the globally accepted standard for providing assurance about the quality of goods and services in supplier-customer relations. This standard provides a set of standardized requirements for a quality management system, regardless of what the user organization does, its size, or whether it is in the private, or public sector.
ISO 22000 specifies the requirements for a food safety management system. Every organization , regardless of its size, which is involved in any aspect of the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that the food remains safe for human consumption.
Through its ISO 22000 certification Molenbergnatie NV demonstrates that:
- A food safety management system has been implemented , which is carefully monitored, maintained and updated in order to deliver a safe product to the consumers.
- The statutory and regulatory food safety requirements are complied with.
- Customers food safety requirements are assessed and evaluated in order to improve customer satisfaction
- Subjects in relation to food safety are effectively shared with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders in the food chain
- The organization complies with the prescribed food safety policy and that this is also demonstrated to the relevant stakeholders.
Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, is a not for profit membership organization dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.
As a socially responsible company, Molenbergnatie subscribes to the principles of the ‘Ethical Trading Initiative’ reflected in the EIT base code. The ETI Base Code is founded on the conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and is an internationally recognised code of labour practice.
UTZ CERTIFIED’s vision is to achieve sustainable agricultural supply chains in which farmers are trained to be professionals, industry takes responsibility by demanding and sourcing sustainably grown products and consumers buy products that meet their standard for social and environmental responsibility.
FLO-CERT / MAX HAVELAAR
In many other countries there are foundations that use the same goal and the same method. The Max Havelaar label is used in around 23 countries for products originating from about 55 countries. Approximately one and a half million farmers and workers directly benefit from the organization. All these organizations are affiliated to the international Fairtrade Labelling Organizations (FLO). The products carry the Fairtrade Mark (the international version of the Max Havelaar label).
Fairtrade is a global certification and verification body, first set up in 2003 to independently certify Fairtrade products.
The aim is to come to a fairer global trade. Fairtrade uses their experience and expertise to help producers, traders and brands to spread fair practices across supply chains.
FLO-Cert and Fairtrade Max Havelaar are only directly certifying producers, importers, traders and manufacturers. Molenbergnatie as warehouse keeper can only be certified by FLO-cert as per request and at the initiative of individual market participants.
ICE’s diverse futures and over-the-counter (OTC) markets offer access to contracts based on crude oil and refined products, natural gas, power and emissions, as well as agricultural commodities including cocoa, coffee, cotton, ethanol, orange juice, wood pulp and sugar, in addition to foreign currency and equity index futures and options.
The new internationally focused Federation is now in a leading position to respond to the challenges posed by today's complex cocoa supply chain. The Federation operate to the highest standards of discretion, fairness and integrity in the conduct of the business and in the relationships with members and third parties. The Federation is actively involved with many initiatives to address issues of sustainability, quality standards, transport/warehousing, finance and socio-economic conditions which have an impact upon the cocoa trade and industry.