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Major Food, Beverage Companies Failing at Water Management, Investors Say

Major Food, Beverage Companies Failing at Water Management, Investors Say

Archer Daniels Midland, Monster Beverage, Tyson Foods, Kraft Heinz and other major food and beverage companies that are “poor performers on water management issues,” must increase their water risk management and disclosure practices, according to investors. More than 60 leading North American and European institutional investors collectively managing $2.6 trillion … Read more »

Coke, Heinz, Ford, Others Drive Biobased PET

The global biobased plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) market is expected to reach 5,800 kilo tons by 2020, up from 650 kilo tons in 2013, — for a CAGR of 40.9 percent from 2014 to 2020 — according to a study by Grand View Research. Volatile crude oil prices and growing … Read more »

UK Food and Drink Industry Cuts Water Use 16%

UK Food and Drink Industry Cuts Water Use 16%

UK arms of food and drink manufacturers including Coca-Cola Enterprises, Heinz and Nestlé have collectively reduced their water use — excluding that in product — by 16.1 percent between 2007 and 2012, according to the Federation House Commitment’s 2013 progress report. The FHC, which launched in 2008, is a voluntary agreement that aims … Read more »

DuPont packaging award winners

Gillette, BMC Inks Win DuPont Packaging Awards

Gillette, BMC Inks and Coop Cooperative have won DuPont packaging awards for reducing waste in packaging. Procter & Gamble’s Gillette brand won the gold award for reducing by a third its plastic content for the Venus & Olay razors, switching from PVC to the more recyclable PET and using 50 … Read more »

Dairies Pledge to Cut Water Use

Dairy UK has signed an agreement with the Waste and Resources Action Programme to cut the dairy industry’s water use and improve its water management. The agreement between the trade association and WRAP makes Dairy UK an official partner to the Federation House Commitment, a voluntary commitment for food and … Read more »

Unilever to Use Carrotmob ‘Buycotts’ to Promote Sustainability

Unilever has partnered with Carrotmob, a nonprofit that uses consumer spending to influence businesses’ environmental impacts, to create sustainability campaigns. Over the next two years, the global consumer goods company whose more than 400 brands include Ben & Jerry’s, Dove and Q-tips will work with Carrotmob to implement the organization’s … Read more »

Global Food Companies ‘Should Upgrade Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies’

Global Food Companies ‘Should Upgrade Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies’

Only four of the world’s largest food producers – Danone, Heinz, PepsiCo and Unilever – have invested in wide-ranging codes of conduct to guide their suppliers’ environmental performance, according to a new report from Verdantix. Verdantix benchmarked the sustainable supply chain strategies of the 12 largest global food firms, with … Read more »