Sustainability is embedded in our long term strategy and is
our main development driver. All Purac's ingredients are
environmentally friendly solutions made from renewable resources.
Purac is dedicated to reducing its environmental footprint and
promoting ethical business practices. The company is also actively
working on the development of processes to replace agricultural
feedstocks with cellulosic alternatives.
Purac is proud to be the driving force behind
the worldwide transition from a market
traditionally dominated by chemically-produced lactic acid, into today's market
consisting mainly of naturally-produced
Natural solutions for safe, healthy and delicious
We provide a broad range of natural solutions for food products
based on sustainable production processes. These natural food
ingredients are used in a wide range of applications. The most
common functionalities of the portfolio are safety, shelf life,
taste, salt reduction and mineral fortification. The ingredients
enable the production of safe, healthy and delicious food products
and contribute to a sustainable world.
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Today Purac uses agricultural
feedstocks to produce lactic acid and its derivatives. Common
examples are cane sugar, beet sugar, and tapioca starch. As part of
our sustainable sourcing program, Purac is a member of Bonsucro and
SEDEX. Through Bonsucro, a multi-stakeholder, non-profit
initiative, we work on reducing the environmental and social impact
of cane sugar production. Through SEDEX, a multi-stakeholder,
non-profit initiative, we engage with our suppliers concerning
social, ethical and environmental aspects of their activities.
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carbohydrates is the core of our fermentation process.
Micro-organisms derived from nature, convert agricultural
feedstocks into lactic acid and other organic acids. After the
fermentation, the organic acids are purified and concentrated and
for a large part, used to produce derivatives. Overall, nature is a
very important contributor to our final natural products. In our
production plants, we continuously look for opportunities to reduce
our environmental footprint by decreasing energy consumption and
water use, and the production of co-products and waste materials.
Purac is also actively working on the the development of processes
to replace agricultural feedstocks with cellulosic feedstocks, so
called 2nd generation biomass, in order to not interfere
with the food value chain.