Hoersholm / DK. (hnc) Denmark’s Oterra, the world’s leading supplier of natural colors with the widest portfolio in the industry, is pleased to announce the addition of Vera Karmebäck to the team as its first Global Sustainability Lead. Karmebäck enhances the international profile of the company, having been named a UN Global Compact SDG Pioneer in 2022. Recognized for her strong work in having «demonstrated extraordinary progress and commitment towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals», she comes from RA International, a remote site service provider in the UAE. Vera Nikolina Karmeback, who is Swedish, grew up in Berlin and has lived in Nairobi for the past 10 years.
Sustainability is a key focus area for Oterra in 2023, as the company looks to step out of the shadows of its previous parent company Chr. Hansen, and strongly solidify its own world contributions. For Odd Erik Hansen, Oterra’s Chief Executive, the company’s mission of «making food and beverage easy for a healthy and sustainable world» resonates with industry aspirations.
«Our employees and customers expect us to be the industry leader when it comes to sustainability – and as a natural colors company that believes nature got it right – it makes perfect sense that we lead the color industry in finding the best ways to adopt sustainable practices for the future,» said Hansen. Oterra is a key supplier of natural colors to most of the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers.