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Chiquita

Chiquita Fights Back Against Lawsuit

Chiquita Brands International tells Environmental Leader that it’s considering filing a counter suit against a nonprofit group that has sued Chiquita for deceptive advertising, alleging that the company “advertises that its bananas are farmed in an ecologically friendly and sustainable manner.” The lawsuit, filed by Seattle-based Water and Sanitation Health … Read more »

Sustainable Sourcing Commitments Driving ‘Major’ Market Growth

Sustainable Sourcing Commitments Driving ‘Major’ Market Growth

Private sector sourcing commitments from companies including Ikea, Coca-Cola, The Home Depot and Unilever are driving major market growth for sustainable commodities, according to the State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014. Once thought of as instruments primarily tailored for niche markets, voluntary sustainability standards such as Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and Organic … Read more »

Covanta Energy

Covanta Turns Drugs into Clean Energy

Covanta Tulsa Renewable Energy has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of Arkansas and Texas to safely destroy more than 44,000 pounds of unwanted medications and turn them into clean energy. The collected drugs are combusted at high temperatures and converted into renewable energy at no charge to customers … Read more »

Chiquita Sustainability Report: New Refrigerated Containers Save $4m a Year

Chiquita Sustainability Report: New Refrigerated Containers Save $4m a Year

Chiquita Brands International has saved $4 million a year in operating costs and cut CO2 emissions by an annual 17,000 tons by acquiring or leasing over 7,000 new refrigerated containers to replace older models, according to the company’s 2009-2012 corporate social responsibility report. Since 2009, the agribusiness giant has engaged … Read more »