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Cargill, Hershey’s, Mars Target Cocoa Supply Chain Sustainability

Cargill, Hershey’s, Mars Target Cocoa Supply Chain Sustainability

The bulk of a company’s environmental footprint — not to mention risk and expenses — occurs beyond the factory walls, in the supply chain. Multi-nationals are taking note, and targeting sustainable supply chain initiatives.

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Road to COP21 Climate Talks: US Feds Pledge Emissions Cuts, CEOs Unite on Climate Deal

The COP21 climate talks are less than a week away and we’re seeing a flurry of low-carbon commitments from governments and industry as both groups gear up for Paris. US federal agencies will cut emissions to 41.8 percent below 2008 levels by 2025. The White House made the commitment on … Read more »

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Walmart, General Mills, Anheuser-Busch Improve Freight Efficiency, Cut Emissions

Improving efficiency and environmental management in freight operations is becoming increasingly important to global brands including Kellogg’s, Walmart, Anheuser-Busch, Apple, Adidas, General Mills, H&M, Lowes, CVS and Hershey’s, according to an Environmental Defense Fund blog. Jason Mathers, a senior manager at EDF on supply chain logistics, writes that while some … Read more »

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Hershey’s Achieves 88.9% Recycling Rate, On Track to Hit 90% Goal

After achieving many of its 2015 environmental goals ahead of schedule in 2013, the Hershey Company continued to make progress against its newly established 2017 goals. Hershey highlighted its progress toward those goals in its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. Greenhouse gas emissions in Hershey’s US distribution and logistics dropped … Read more »

Hershey: Sustainable Cocoa Sourcing Pace Increases

The Hershey Company announced that 30 percent of its globally sourced cocoa was independently certified and verified. This reflects an accelerated pace for achieving its goal of sourcing 100 percent of its cocoa supply from certified and sustainable cocoa farms by 2020. Hershey also announced a new target to source at least … Read more »

Sustainable Brands

Leading Companies Join Sustainable Brands Corporate Member Network

Estee Lauder, Procter & Gamble, Hershey’s, Hasbro, Iron Mountain, Miller Coors and Domtar are the latest companies to join Sustainable Brands’ Corporate Member Network. They join more than 55 companies that have committed to leveraging their role in business to advance sustainability. A member benchmark study indicated that 83 percent … Read more »

Bunge Makes Sustainable Palm Oil Pledge

Global agribusiness giant Bunge has committed to building a traceable supply chain for 100 percent of the palm oil and palm derivatives it trades, processes and utilizes in commercial and consumer products worldwide. Bunge trades palm oil and derivative products, and uses the products as ingredients in some of its … 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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Hershey Sets Tougher Palm Oil Sourcing Policy

The Hershey Company has announced a palm oil sourcing policy that updates and strengthens its commitment to source 100 percent traceable and responsible palm oil, a commitment the company announced in December 2013. The new sourcing policy details the requirements to which all suppliers in the company’s palm oil supply … Read more »

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Climate Summit Roundup: Businesses Pledge Climate Action

The UN Climate Summit opens today with major companies playing a leading role in the gathering of policy makers and business leaders. President Obama and heads of state from more than 120 counties will discuss climate initiatives, but company CEOs are expected to make their own commitments this week, which … Read more »

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Ford Roundtable: Protecting Forests Benefit Climate, Bottom Line

The Ford Foundation, together with the Climate and Land Use Alliance, will host a meeting among major corporate, indigenous and government leaders for a conversation about what it will take to slow deforestation, reduce conflict over forests and stem global climate change. The meeting will take place on Sept. 22, … Read more »