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Pepsi Curbs Fuel Consumption, Avoids CO2 Emissions

PepsiCo has kept 55,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere by reducing fuel consumption in its transportation fleet by 24 percent since 2010, and is looking to further reduce fuel consumption for its trucks and vehicles, according to Green Century Capital Management, which has been in discussions … Read more »

ConAgra brands

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 »

Tyson

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 »

Investors to Unilever, General Mills, 38 Other Companies: Adopt Sustainable Palm Oil Policies

Unilever, Kellogg, Dunkin Donuts and General Mills are among the companies facing pressure from investors to adopt policies that would ensure palm oil development does not contribute to deforestation, development on peatlands, or human rights violations. In an effort coordinated by Green Century Capital Management, a coalition of institutional investors … Read more »

Tyson

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 »

First Green Bank

Investment Firms, Banks Back Climate Initiatives

Some 22 US investment firms with about $240 billion in assets under management, led by the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the Oregon State Treasurer’s office, have signed the Climate Declaration, calling upon federal policymakers to address climate change as an economic opportunity. These financial firms join more … Read more »

Starbucks to Eliminate Uncertified Palm Oil by 2015

Starbucks has agreed to purchase 100 percent of its palm oil from certified sustainable suppliers by 2015, according to Green Century Capital Management. Starbucks made the change in response to a shareholder resolution filed by the Green Century Balanced Fund, which describes itself as an environmentally responsible mutual fund. Green … Read more »

Apple, Colgate Among Companies Agreeing to 44 Shareholder Resolutions

Apple, Intel, Colgate, Smucker’s, Crocs, and Garmin are among the companies whose investors successfully used shareholder resolutions to spur corporate action on climate change, hydraulic fracturing, supply chain and water availability risks, among other sustainability issues, during the 2012 proxy voting season. Advocacy group Ceres says of the some 110 … Read more »