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Food Waste

Food, Retail Giants Pledge 50% Food Waste Reduction by 2030

Major companies including General Mills, Kellogg, PepsiCo, Unilever and Walmart have pledged to halve food waste and loss in their operations by 2030.

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How Campbell’s, ConAgra Foods, Yum! Brands Cut Food Waste

Food manufacturers, food retailers and restaurants can learn practical steps, best practices and examples of how to reduce food waste with a guide by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance. The second annual Best Practices and Emerging Solutions guide highlights ways companies can begin or expand their food donation or food … Read more »

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ADI-BVF Anaerobic Reactor Cuts French Fry Plant’s Fuel Costs

ADI Systems says its ADI-BVF anaerobic reactor for wastewater has allowed Lamb-Weston, a division of potato processing giant ConAgra, to recover biogas while minimizing electrical energy use and the amount of waste solids requiring disposal. In a case study, ADI says this has saved the french fry processing plant money … Read more »

ConAgra Foods

ConAgra Slashes Waste, GHG Emissions, Saves $70M

ConAgra Foods has conserved 97 million gallons of water, eliminated 58,700 tons of waste and saved more than $70 million as a result of a host of initiatives. The company announced the winners of its 2015 Sustainable Development Awards, and says in addition to conserving water and cutting waste, the … Read more »

Mars Sustainable Palm Oil 57% Traceable

Mars says 57 percent of the palm oil it sources can be traced back to a known mill in Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Thailand, as of as of Aug. 31. The announcement comes as part of an initiative Mars launched in March that requires all of its suppliers … Read more »

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ConAgra Pledges Deforestation-Free Palm Oil

ConAgra Foods is the latest food giant to agree to eliminate any palm oil supplier engaged in deforestation. The company made the commitment in response to a shareholder proposal filed by Green Century Capital Management and the New York State Common Retirement Fund. Under its expanded policy, ConAgra will, by … Read more »

Environmental Leader

Environmental Leader Introduces Editorial Advisory Board

Environmental Leader LLC has assembled a group of experts from across the environmental, energy and sustainability industries, including end-users, vendors, consultants and academics, that will advise on the editorial direction of its leading group of environment and energy publications: EnvironmentalLeader.com, EnergyManagerToday.com and EnvironmentEnergyPro.com. “The Environmental Leader LLC editors and I … Read more »

Paint Firms Pay $1.1bn, Clean Up Lead Toxins

A Santa Clara County judge has ordered paint manufacturers Sherwin-Williams, NL Industries and ConAgra to put $1.1 billion into a state-held fund that will be used to clean up lead paint toxins in California cities and counties, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Ten cities and counties sued the paint … Read more »

Ecodesk, AIOE Ink Supply Chain Sustainability Deal

Brands such as Cadbury, Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s and Kraft Foods will soon be encouraged by their member organization Alliance for Innovation & Operational Excellence (AIOE) to get their suppliers openly reporting sustainability data to Ecodesk, according to a deal between AIOE and Ecodesk. The two organizations have partnered to promote open … Read more »

Big Oil, Major Firms Plan for Carbon Price

Big Oil, Major Firms Plan for Carbon Price

Walmart, BP, ExxonMobil, General Electric and about two dozen other major US companies have already integrated a price on carbon emissions into their long-term business plans, according to a CDP report. In 2013, 28 companies based or operating in the US disclosed that they use an internal carbon price in … Read more »

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ESG Ratings Standard Open for Public Comment

A public comment period is now open to review a set of core principles for a global environmental, social and governance ratings standard developed by the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings. The GISR, a coalition formed in 2011 by Ceres and Tellus Institute, has modeled its rating system on the … Read more »