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FMC Chemical International AG and Accuity Win the 2016 CFO Innovation Awards for Excellence in Payments Transformation

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-Project lauded for leading payment optimisation processes and improving operational efficiencies for FMC’s shared service centre in Philippines

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — FMC Chemical International AG and Accuity won the 2016 CFO Innovation Awards, under the Editors’ Choice category for Excellence in Payments Transformation today.

FMC serves the global agricultural, industrial and consumer markets with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. FMC worked with Accuity, the leading provider of payments, risk and compliance solutions, to improve its payments processes.

The project is at the forefront of best practices for payments optimisation. FMC was able to validate all payment codes within their payment instructions for both local and cross-border payments to significantly increase the rate of payment straight through processing (STP). With precise, comprehensive data on financial institutions around the world powering one centralized hub/database, FMC has reduced the number of payments rejected or needing repair, saving significant time and money in repair processing and fees.

Updated daily by the Accuity team of more than 100 Bankers Almanac data professionals, this solution provides easy access to accurate and up-to-date intelligence on global financial institutions. FMC has enhanced capability to prevent reputational risk and supply chain disruption, while improving operational efficiency.

Muhammad Rizwan, Global Finance Service Manager, FMC, said: “We are very happy to win this prestigious award. The tools are really easy to use, and the breadth and quality of Accuity’s data has allowed us to save on bank charges and payment processing costs.”

Cesar Bacani, Editor-in-Chief, CFO Innovation Asia said: “The FMC and Accuity project impressed CFO Innovation editors because it tackled the last-mile part of the process that is often neglected in payments transformation. The solution was easy to use and deploy, and resulted in significant improvement in payment accuracy and cost savings, as our discussion with FMC made clear.”

Hugh Jones, President and CEO, Accuity, commented: “Accuity is honoured to win the CFO Innovation Award with FMC. Winning this award means a great deal to us. Fundamentally, the CFO Innovation Award recognises our innovation in payments technology, bank master data management and most importantly our unyielding commitment towards achieving innovative partnerships with our clients.”

As a result of this project, FMC has enhanced its ability to reduce its supply chain disruption and reputational risks. A strong collaboration between Accuity consultants and FMC business ensured this project was completed in under four months.

About FMC

For more than a century, FMC Corporation has served the global agricultural, industrial and consumer markets with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. FMC acquired Cheminova in April 2015. Revenue totaled approximately $3.3 billion in 2015. FMC employs approximately 6,000 people throughout the world and operates its businesses in three segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition and FMC Lithium. For more information, visit

About Accuity

Accuity offers a suite of innovative solutions for payments and compliance professionals, from comprehensive data and software that manage risk and compliance, to flexible tools that optimise payments pathways. With deep expertise and industry-leading data-enabled solutions from the Fircosoft, Bankers Almanac and NRS brands, our portfolio delivers protection for individual and organizational reputations.

Part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries, Accuity has been delivering solutions to banks and businesses worldwide for 180 years.

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December 12, 2016 at 10:58 am

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Living World Spreads Happiness of the “JOYFUL CHRISTMAS”

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-World’s leaders in special effects of Hollywood blockbuster movies create real snow to mall visitors

JAKARTA, Indonesia/PRNewswire/ — December has always been synonymous with festivities, including the highly-anticipated Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. Moreover, Christmas ambiance is usually associated with snow. That’s why, Living World rolls out Snowland Carnaval as well as teams up with B Link dan Snow Indonesia, authorized licensee of Snow Business International and Polar Europe. Both companies are special effects experts with over 30 years of experience in producing snow effects in Blockbuster Hollywood movies, such as Vertical Limit, Narnia, Harry Potter and Bourne Supremacy.

Kids are enjoying the Snow Carnaval attractions at Living World
Kids are enjoying the Snow Carnaval attractions at Living World

“Living Worlds visitors can experience real snow as an exciting entertainment provided by world-class companies,” said Venissia, Public Relations, Living World. “Since a successful launch in 2015 where we presented the real snow for the first time, many of our visitors eagerly anticipate these programs. This time, we want to spread the happiness with a theme of ‘JOYFUL CHRISTMAS’ until January 8, 2017.”

As an entertainment platform, Snowland Carnaval is not just a tool for playing but also educational purposes. Snow Playground, which utilizes the real 5 degrees’ snow is one of two platforms where kids can make snowman, discover and bring home 50,000 chocolate coins underneath the snow. We also have another level of challenges for the adults. We also collaborate with Kidzania Jakarta as one of the pioneers of Edutainment park in South East Asia, hoping that kids will have a chance to experience Kidzania’s interesting educational activities.

Besides the real snow, Living World also conducts a special program especially for Durian lovers. There will be Durian Festival, with lots of Durian from Medan and Rancamaya Bogor along with its processed meals. Tens of thousands of durian are offered with affordable prices.

Living World will also organize a Midnight Sale on December 10-11, 2016 — with dozens of promo and discount up to 70%. Special for Live Card member, Living World will give Midnight Doorprize for the lucky customers who shop during Midnight Sale program.

Living World continuously conduct CSR program such as Trees for Tomorrow this December, collaborating with Kawan Lama. We have been given 900,000 seeds since 2012 to the government as well as customers. With these kind of interesting programs, we hope that customers can enjoy their holiday with family–in the new concept of Living World.

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Source: Living World

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December 12, 2016 at 10:41 am

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“Natural Moony,” New Disposable Diaper with Organic Cotton-based Surface Sheet Sales, Sees Steady Rise in Demand

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— New Product, Recommended by Dermatologist Arata Tomori, Launched from Moony Series, Which Has Won Mothers’ Selection Grand Prize for 3 Consecutive Years (*1) –

TOKYO /PRNewswire/ — Unicharm Corp.’s new product, “Natural Moony,” Japan’s first disposable diaper for babies with a surface sheet containing organic cotton, has recorded growing sales since it was put on sale across the country on October 25.

Natural Moony has increased the softness of its surface sheet (*2) that touches the skin by 20% by mixing organic cotton. Also, by switching the hydrophilic agent used for the sheet to purely plant-derived one, the sheet has been made additive-free (*3), mildly acidic to make sure that babies wearing the diaper can feel secured.

By using “Yuruunchi Kyushu Zone” (soft stool-absorbing zone), a newly developed technology of using an uneven structure to absorb soft stool, Natural Moony has reduced the amount of soft stool remaining on babies’ buttocks — a phenomenon unique to babies less than 4 months old — by 36% (*4). This has eliminated one of the elements that has caused diaper rash to babies’ skin. Unicharm is determined to propose these new values to the diaper market by releasing Natural Moony.

Unicharm held an event in Tokyo on November 30 to commemorate the release of the new product.

At the event held at the Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward, celebrity Emiri Henmi, who has a 3-year-old daughter and regularly writes about her childrearing on her blog, and dermatologist Arata Tomori, who gave birth to her second child this past August, participated in a talk show on the stage. The guests talked about the way they are bringing up their children as well as their use of organic goods in their daily lives.

Tomori emphasized that Natural Moony is friendly to babies. “I think babies are glad (to use diapers containing organic cotton). Babies’ skin is very sensitive because the thickness of their skin is about half that of adults. And their backside tends to develop a rash by the friction from being wiped repeatedly every day. By using soft organic cotton for part of the diaper that touches babies’ buttocks is great,” she said.

Takahisa Takahara, president and CEO of Unicharm, also took the rostrum during the event, and explained the concept of Natural Moony.

“In developing Natural Moony, we aimed to realize a diaper that allows babies to feel as if they were gently enveloped by their mothers’ hands at all times. As the social environment surrounding mothers has undergone drastic changes in recent years, the demand for disposable diapers from those rearing their children has become increasingly sophisticated and diversified,” said Takahara. “We are confident that Natural Moony can meet the requirements of our customers, who want to select diapers using natural, safe and high-quality materials, just like when selecting food and cosmetics.”

Regarding the company’s marketing of Natural Moony overseas, Takahara said, “We will hold a Super Brand Day event on China’s Tmall (online shopping mall) on December 15, and officially release Natural Moony at our Tmall Global Moony flagship store.”

Yoko Kawakami, assistant brand manager for baby goods at the company’s Global Marketing Department, said at the event, “We propose new standards for the way you select diapers by putting Natural Moony on the market under the slogan of ‘selecting diapers is selecting materials.'” She then explained the soft texture of Japan’s first surface sheet containing organic cotton, as well as the newly developed “Yuru-unchi Kyushu Zone” technology of using an uneven structure to absorb soft stool, of Natural Moony.

To view photos of the event, visit the following website:


Moony and Moony Man won the Grand Prize as a result of a survey conducted from September 2013 to August 2016 on mothers bringing up their children


Changes in the thickness of the product as compared with the company’s conventional products


Containing no oil solution deriving from petroleum


An estimated figure for newborn babies

Source: Unicharm Corporation

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December 12, 2016 at 9:46 am

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