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MetLife Adopts Carbon Neutrality

MetLife will achieve carbon neutrality by the end of 2016, becoming the first US-based insurer to do so. To achieve carbon neutrality in 2016 and beyond, MetLife announced the following commitments: Reduce location-based greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent by 2020 against a 2012 baseline. This 10 percent reduction applies to … Read more »

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McDonald’s Achieves 100% Sustainable Packaging Goal

McDonald’s centrally purchased packaging in Europe is 100 percent sustainably sourced, reports Supply Management. This includes cartons, cups, bags, napkins and tray liners, all made with wood fiber from recycled sources or forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification. McDonald’s says this … Read more »

Boost Revenue, Brand Value by Looking Down the Supply Chain

Consumers are willing to pay more and wait longer for sustainably delivered products, but supply chain executives aren’t making sustainability a high enough priority, according to a study by business and technology consulting firm West Monroe Partners. The study finds that 49 percent of North American supply chain executives don’t … Read more »

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Why Sustainability Practitioners Need to Embrace Big Data

The outcome of the 2012 presidential election in the United States, which saw President Barack Obama fight to win a second term against the Republican Mitt Romney, was uncertain. Obama’s record-breaking fundraising was no guarantee of success in the face of challenging domestic issues such as how the US would … Read more »

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Sedex Launches Next-Generation Sustainable Sourcing Platform

Sedex has launched a next-generation platform for sustainable sourcing. Sedex Advance provides tools and insights to help buyers, suppliers and auditors implement their responsible sourcing programs, integrated into a single platform. Sedex Advance replaces the Sedex 2.0 platform, developed by Enablon. Sedex, which works with more than 38,000 buyers and … Read more »

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Kellogg, PepsiCo Top Food and Beverage in Water Efficiency

Kellogg and PepsiCo lead food and beverage makers in water efficiency, according to a new report from Lux Research. Lux analyzed 4,000 companies and focused on 18 that lead the consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector and reported sustainability numbers on variables such as water usage, energy consumption and waste generation. … Read more »

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ACI Members Reduce Water Use 21%

Members of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) have reduced the water used per ton of production by 21 percent between 2009 and 2013, according to the ACI’s 2015 Sustainability Report. Thirty-three ACI member companies submitted metrics data for the ACI’s 2014 Sustainability Metrics Program, which captured sustainability performance for 17.3 … Read more »

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Mondelez Targets 15% CO2 Reduction

By 2020, snack food manufacturer Mondelez International intends to reduce absolute CO2 emissions from manufacturing by 15 percent against a 2013 baseline. In announcing its 2020 sustainability goals, Mondelez also said it would begin reporting absolute emissions rather than emissions per metric ton. The snacking company accomplished its 2015 goals … Read more »

Product Sustainability Programs Drive Sales for Food and Beverage Companies

Nearly half of food and beverage companies with product sustainability programs report that sales have increased as a result of those programs, according to a new report from sustainability consulting firm Pure Strategies. All of the companies surveyed said they have product sustainability goals this year, up from 82 percent … Read more »

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Food Giants Urge Climate Change Action

Global food companies have pledged to accelerate business action on climate change and urged governments to do the same by forging an international agreement this December at the Paris climate negotiations. CEOs of Mars, General Mills, Unilever, Kellogg, Nestle USA, New Belgium Brewing, Ben & Jerry’s, Clif Bar, Stonyfield Farm … Read more »

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Carbon Trust Launches Supply Chain Certification

The Carbon Trust has launched a supply chain certification and awarded the new Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain to seven companies: ABP Food Group, Aviva, Central England Co-operative, Deloitte UK, Nationwide, PwC UK and Willmott Dixon. These businesses have put in place a framework to measure, manage and reduce … Read more »