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Food, Agriculture Companies’ Environmental Management Efforts Are Increasing Production and Profits

Food, Agriculture Companies’ Environmental Management Efforts Are Increasing Production and Profits

Commodity crop production in the US continues to demonstrate improved environmental outcomes in energy use efficiency, irrigation water use efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, land use efficiency and soil conservation, according to a Field to Market report.

irrigating grapes

General Mills, PepsiCo Target Suppliers’ Water Efficiency

Seven food and beverage giants have announced commitments to work with thousands of growers in their global supply chains to reduce water use and pollution impacts.

Climate Week 2016: Apple, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, GRI, RE100

Climate Week 2016 opened yesterday with business and government leaders convening in New York City for dozens of events that focus on the transition to a low-carbon economy. This year’s Climate Week includes a sharp focus on countries ratifying the Paris climate agreement — and what this means for global … Read more »

glass bottles

Exclusive: Beverage Giants Team Up with Glass Makers, Recyclers, Waste Haulers to Increase Recycled Glass

Diageo and New Belgium Brewing, along with the Glass Packaging Institute and the glass processing and recycling industry, have formed a coalition to make glass recycling a successful industry in the US.

Diageo joins WBCSD

Diageo yesterday became the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, joining the ranks of WBCSD’s almost 200 member companies. The alcoholic beverage company, which makes Guinness, Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker, among other major brands, has committed to reducing its water use and carbon emissions by 2020, … Read more »

Diageo Improves Water Efficiency 30%

Diageo, the maker of Guinness, Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker, improved water use efficiency by 30 percent in 2015 against a 2007 baseline, according to its 2015 integrated annual report. Year-over-year water efficiency improved 10 percent. In water-stressed locations, the company has reduced water wasted by 33.4 percent. At Diageo’s breweries … Read more »

Robert Djurovic

Environmental Executive Moves: Diageo, GBI, Kurion, Camfil, TerraTherm

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Diageo: The alcoholic beverages giant has appointed David Croft to the role of global sustainable development director. He will assume the role on Feb.1, 2015. Croft is currently the director of quality and technical at the UK retailer … Read more »

Diageo Commits to Water, Carbon Cuts

Alcoholic beverage company Diageo has committed to return 100 percent of wastewater from its operations to the environment. This pledge is one of the company’s 20 new sustainability and responsibility targets, to be achieved by 2020. Among the environmental targets: Reduce water use through a 50 percent improvement in water … Read more »

Apple

Apple, Microsoft, Disney Show Low-Carbon Leadership, Commercial Success

Apple, Diageo, Microsoft and Unilever are among the “low-carbon leaders” highlighted in Corporate Citizenship’s report the Low-Carbon Company, which makes the business case for decarbonization. Other companies can follow these low-carbon leaders’ examples, the report says. Among the examples: Apple has set a goal to power all of it corporate … Read more »

CDP: 68% of Businesses Report Water Risk Exposure

CDP: 68% of Businesses Report Water Risk Exposure

Two thirds of the world’s largest companies — including Merck, Unilever and H&M — are reporting exposure to water risks, some of which have potential to limit growth, according to CDP’s latest annual global water report. The report finds that 68 percent of businesses report exposure to water risk, which … Read more »

Collectively

Google, Facebook, Others Launch Sustainability Platform

Unilever, Coca-Cola, Google, Facebook, Nike, PepsiCo and dozens of other major companies and nonprofits have launched a digital sustainability platform intended to drive conversation and action on sustainability. The companies say the nonprofit editorial platform, called Collectively, aims to “make sustainable living the new normal.” Collectively brings together global sustainability … Read more »