Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the visual appeal of food and beverages through close partnerships with our clients. All of our associates and capabilities are focused solely on producing beautiful natural color solutions designed to help our customers create the consumer-relevant products that will achieve success in the market.


As a global color supplier to the food and beverage industry, we are dedicated to working together to serve our customers. But as a member of society, we operate with a deep responsibility to serve the communities surrounding each of our locations. We do this by supporting the programs  we believe will have a lasting positive impact. Our values are: community outreach, environmental responsibility, safety, and quality.


At DDW, acting responsibly to make a positive difference in the communities where we live and work is one of our core corporate values. We primarily work with charitable organizations that are focused on community initiatives, education, health, or children’s services.

We also recognize our responsibility to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. That’s why we continuously look for ways to increase our use of renewable energy, move toward recyclable packaging options, improve water treatment from our plants, and work with charitable organizations on environmental projects – from providing rain barrels for community gardens and supporting local permaculture projects to participating in urban re-forestation initiatives.

Safety & Quality

It is a top priority that our associates, who make our business possible, can live and work safely. We implement continuous improvement projects and regularly review our equipment, processes, and behaviors to ensure predictably safe operations around the world. And we extend this effort past the workplace. We provide wellness programs, biometric screenings, CPR and first aid certifications, and fire extinguisher training so our associates and their families can continue to live safe, healthy lives.

In addition to the safety of our associates, we hold our plants to the highest quality standards for food safety and cleanliness to ensure the safe production of food ingredients for consumers around the world. Each of our manufacturing locations is annually certified by BRC, ISO 9001, or FSSC 22000. These certifications require some of the most rigorous test standards in the industry, which DDW has achieved every year since testing began.