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BBFAW: US Food Companies Continue Making Gains in Farm Animal Welfare
BBFAW: US Food Companies Continue Making Gains in Farm Animal Welfare

7 years ago - Every year, nearly 70 billion animals are farmed for food. With rising public awareness of the way animals are raised for food, animal health and welfare is an increasingly important area for businesses today — particularly for consumer-facing brands. Now in its fifth year, the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) provides companies with a clear set of expectations on farm animal welfare management practice and reporting, enabling them to benchmark themselves against industry peers and to progressively drive up welfare standards in their supply chains.

WRI Partnership Aims to Foster Supply Chain Transparency, Zero-Deforestation Strategies
WRI Partnership Aims to Foster Supply Chain Transparency, Zero-Deforestation Strategies

7 years ago - Today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, 20 of the world’s largest commodity producers, traders, manufacturers, consultants and retailers launched a new partnership with research institutions and banks to monitor deforestation and manage sustainability from farm to customer. Globally, 366 companies worth $2.9 trillion have committed to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains, but they need better information to make good on their commitments. The partnership will focus on building a global decision-support tool to increase transparency and traceability across supply chains.

CPG Giants, NGOs, Traders Agree on Unifying Definition of 'No Deforestation' Palm Oil
CPG Giants, NGOs, Traders Agree on Unifying Definition of 'No Deforestation' Palm Oil

7 years ago - After a year of intensive work, the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Convergence Working Group announced in Bangkok today that they have reached agreement on a single, coherent set of rules for implementation of companies’ commitments to “no deforestation” in their palm oil operations and supply chains.

Cargill Partnering to Tackle Child, Forced Labour in Cocoa Supply Chain
Cargill Partnering to Tackle Child, Forced Labour in Cocoa Supply Chain

7 years ago - On 21 September, Alliance 8.7 was launched during the UN General Assembly to end forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour. The aim is to galvanize political support and strengthen multi-stakeholder action on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.7. Taco Terheijden, Director of Cocoa Sustainability at Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, reflects on the importance of SDG 8.7 and how the new Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System within the Cargill Cocoa Promise will strengthen its efforts to tackle child labour and forced labour in the cocoa supply chain.

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Ag, Food Giants Partner with NGOs to Support Midwest Farmers, Strengthen Conservation
Ag, Food Giants Partner with NGOs to Support Midwest Farmers, Strengthen Conservation

7 years ago - For the first time ever, leading food and agriculture supply chain companies and conservation organizations have formed an “end-to-end” partnership to support farmers in the improvement of soil health and water quality.

New Science Advisory Council Looks to Shape Ag Sustainability Measurement
New Science Advisory Council Looks to Shape Ag Sustainability Measurement

7 years ago - Yesterday, Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture announced the launch of a new Science Advisory Council focused on informing the membership-based organization’s “science-based approach to delivering sustainable outcomes at the field and landscape levels.” Comprised of 12 experts, the Council is being asked to develop a sustainability standard for commodity crop production in the United States that “helps catalyze continuous improvement in environmental outcomes.”

3M, Aveda, Target Among Members of New Coalition Aimed at Advancing Circular Economy in U.S.
3M, Aveda, Target Among Members of New Coalition Aimed at Advancing Circular Economy in U.S.

7 years ago - Today, more than 25 businesses and organizations announce the launch of the Minnesota Sustainable Growth Coalition, a business-led public-private partnership harnessing their collective expertise to advance the next frontier of corporate sustainability – the circular economy.

Methane-Eating Bacteria Could Be a Win-Win for Reducing Emissions, Impacts of Fish Farming
Methane-Eating Bacteria Could Be a Win-Win for Reducing Emissions, Impacts of Fish Farming

7 years ago - A non-animal, non-vegetable feed for fish farms could help reduce the negative impacts of our fish consumption. Fish is likely an inevitable part of how the world will meet the protein demands of over 9 billion people by 2050, and the World Bank predicts that fish farms will produce nearly two thirds of global supply by 2030.

Report: Food Companies Gaining Ground on Product Sustainability
Report: Food Companies Gaining Ground on Product Sustainability

8 years ago - Food production dominates fresh water use and is a primary driving force for soil and biodiversity loss – and food demand is on the rise. The good news is that while faced with such challenges and often considered to be lagging on sustainability, the food and beverage industry stands out as most-improved in a 2015 survey.

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Have an Idea for the Future of Food? Unilever, Cargill, General Mills, and More Want to Hear It
Have an Idea for the Future of Food? Unilever, Cargill, General Mills, and More Want to Hear It

8 years ago - Startups that are innovating around nutritious, sustainable food are invited to pitch for a £3000 cash prize and a three-month mentoring program with the Unilever Foundry. The competition is open to innovators tackling food system challenges such as heart health, obesity, under-nutrition, food waste, and sustainability of the food chain.

Hershey Joins Partnership to Help African Companies Improve Food Nutrition and Affordability
Hershey Joins Partnership to Help African Companies Improve Food Nutrition and Affordability

8 years ago - The Hershey Company has announced it is joining Partners in Food Solutions (PFS), an international public-private partnership that connects volunteer experts from the world’s leading food companies with their counterparts in Africa to help them improve and expand their businesses.These high-potential African companies can feed more people better, safer, more nutritious and more affordable food, while at the same time providing more stable markets for the crops of smallholder farmers in their region, PFS claims. The volunteer experts connect through a new model of remote consulting launched by PFS.

Cargill Marks Anniversary of No-Deforestation Pledge With New Forest Policy; Greenpeace Wants More
Cargill Marks Anniversary of No-Deforestation Pledge With New Forest Policy; Greenpeace Wants More

8 years ago - On Wednesday, just a few days from the first anniversary of the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) — an international, multi-sector commitment to safeguard the world’s forests and to help tackle climate change signed by Cargill and other major multinational companies, governments, and civil society organizations at last year’s UN Climate Summit — Cargill released a new Policy on Forests. Backed by forest protection action plans for Cargill’s priority commodity supply chains, the policy sets a comprehensive approach for the company in its efforts to prevent forest loss.

Cheap, Possibly Sustainable? Ethics of Fish Farming Questioned as Cargill Invests
Cheap, Possibly Sustainable? Ethics of Fish Farming Questioned as Cargill Invests

8 years ago - Cargill is casting its line into the aquaculture industry. The U.S. food giant recently announced its $1.5 billion acquisition of Norwegian salmon-feed supplier EWOS and a $30 million joint venture with Ecuadorian shrimp producer Naturisa to build a shrimp feed facility.

New Genomatica-Cargill Collaboration Will Bring More Renewable Chemicals to Market
New Genomatica-Cargill Collaboration Will Bring More Renewable Chemicals to Market

8 years ago - Sustainable chemical technology company Genomatica announced today it has partnered with Cargill to accelerate the production of renewable chemicals for industrial applications. The collaboration will give chemical producers, distributors and users access to a reliable, cost-effective source of carbohydrate feedstocks, co-location support services and production partnerships, based on GENO™ process technologies.

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Cargill, Kennedy and Coe to Develop Beef Cattle Sustainability Assessment
Cargill, Kennedy and Coe to Develop Beef Cattle Sustainability Assessment

9 years ago - Cargill Cattle Feeders, the cattle supply arm of the company's U.S. beef business, has entered into an agreement with Wichita-based consultancy Kennedy and Coe, in a joint effort to create a verified beef supply chain sustainability assessment program for Cargill feed yards.As part of the collaboration, Kennedy and Coe will leverage its extensive beef-industry and sustainability expertise and ResourceMax™ assessment service developed by its Vela Environmental division.Based on the successful development of benchmarking and measurement criteria, this type of assessment could eventually be expanded to include cattle production in collaboration with stocker operators, ranchers, as well as with Cargill's strategic feed yard partners.