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Major Food, Beverage Companies Failing at Water Management, Investors Say

Archer Daniels Midland, Monster Beverage, Tyson Foods, Kraft Heinz and other major food and beverage companies that are “poor performers on water management issues,” must increase their water risk management and disclosure practices, according to investors. More than 60 leading North American and European institutional investors collectively managing $2.6 trillion … Read more »


McDonald’s, Tyson Foods, Walmart Advance Beef Supply Chain Sustainability

Cargill, McDonald’s, Tyson Foods and Walmart are among the founding members of the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, launched yesterday. The USRSB — a group of US beef value chain participants including producers, processors, retailers, foodservice operators, packers, allied industry and non-governmental organizations — will identify sustainability indicators, establish verification … Read more »


Tyson Foods Toxic Chemical Release Could Cost It $500M

Tyson Foods, currently under investigation by the EPA over the release of toxic chemicals at a plant in Monett, Mo., could lose around $500 million in government contracts if found guilty, The City Wire reports. The company, which says it’s cooperating with the EPA in its investigation, sent Aliment tainted … Read more »


Tyson Foods Tells Farmers Improve Pigs’ ‘Quality of Space’

Tyson Foods has sent a letter urging its farmers to “implement improved ‘quality and quantity of space’ standards” for pregnant pigs, just weeks prior to facing a shareholder vote on the practice of using gestation crates to confine sows. As a result, Green Century Capital Management, the Humane Society of … Read more »


Shareholders to Tyson Foods: Disclose Pig Gestation Crates Risks

Tyson Foods’ shareholders have submitted a resolution asking that the meat giant disclose the financial and operational risks associated with its use of pig gestation crates. The Humane Society of the United States, investment firm Green Century Capital Management and the United Methodist Church Benefit Board jointly filed the proposal. … Read more »

Tyson Foods’ Sustainability Report: Normalized Water Use Increases 1%

Tyson Foods’ total water usage fell 4.7 percent while its normalized water usage increased 1 percent from 2011 to 2012, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. In 2011, the company used 25.57 billion gallons of water and 1 gallon of water per pound of finished product. In 2012, it … Read more »

Tyson Foods Launches Animal Welfare Audit Program

Meat producer Tyson Foods Inc. is to audit the treatment of animals at the livestock and poultry farms that supply the company. The audits – called the Tyson FarmCheck Program – have already begun on a trial basis on some of the 3,000 independent hog farms that supply the company. … Read more »