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As In-house Sustainable Sourcing Schemes Soar, Will Fairtrade Fade?

As In-house Sustainable Sourcing Schemes Soar, Will Fairtrade Fade?

In-house sustainable sourcing programs may offer benefits to companies over third-party certifications like Fairtrade. And such in-house programs are proliferating. The question some have is, will they undermine Fairtrade? And are they to be trusted?

We Don’t Always Write about Cows, but When We Do…

We Don’t Always Write about Cows, but When We Do…

Reflections from Jen… When I found myself searching cow images (and mulling dairy puns) for the third time in the span of two weeks, I had to stop to think. In all my years writing for Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today, I’m not sure I ever wrote about dairy … Read more »

Industry Association: Meadow Muffin Storage Systems Need No Stinkin’ Permits

Industry Association: Meadow Muffin Storage Systems Need No Stinkin’ Permits

If dairy farmers have their way, large animal feedlots in Wisconsin will no longer be required to get state approval for their methods of collecting and storing cow manure before they begin operations. The Wisconsin Dairy Business Association is suing to end a requirement that the design and construction of … Read more »

Dairy Farmer Beefs Up Sustainability

Dairy Farmer Beefs Up Sustainability

The farming industry has gotten a call-to-action from a dairy farmer in Oregon to engage in sustainable practices. “Every dairyman has to do this,” said Louie Kazemier, co-owner of Rickreall Dairy (via Capital Press). “We save money, it lowered costs of production, and it makes us more money…” Rickreall Dairy recently won … Read more »

General Mills: We Get 69% of Top 10 Priority Ingredients from Sustainable Sources

General Mills: We Get 69% of Top 10 Priority Ingredients from Sustainable Sources

General Mills now sources 69% of its top ten priority ingredients from sustainable sources, the company announced this week. The most significant process has been made toward palm oil (100%), fiber packaging (99%) and sugar beets, sugar cane and oats (50% or more). General Mills says it has taken several concrete … Read more »

How to Boost Brand Value, Sales from GHG Management

How to Boost Brand Value, Sales from GHG Management

Tetra Pak’s climate impact reduction targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. It is one of a growing number of companies realizing business value from emissions management.