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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.

Dow, 3M, Target Among Major Companies Advancing Circular Economy Principles

Dow, 3M, Target Among Major Companies Advancing Circular Economy Principles

Dow, 3M and Target are among the 25 major companies and organizations that have launched an initiative to promote the circular economy.

How to Best Manage Corporate Water Risk

Water has a place on the risk agenda for every business, either as a direct operational issue or in the supply chain. And the risks continue to grow, be it too much or too little water, or water that’s too dirty or too expensive. Some leading companies are already changing … Read more »

Hormel Foods

Hormel Foods’ Plant Cuts GHG Emissions 60%

Hormel Foods achieved a 60 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in 2014, compared to 2013, at its Beijing, China plant after replacing two coal fire boilers with more efficient steam generators, relocating the equipment closer to ovens to reduce energy loss, and installing heat recovery technology and thermal solar … Read more »

Hormel Foods Beats Waste Goal 6 Years Early

Hormel Foods beat its goal to reduce solid waste by 20 percent — the company had originally pledged to reduce solid waste to landfills by 3,500 tons by 2020, or 10 percent compared to a 2011 baseline — and has exceeded the goal six years early, according to its 2014 Hormel … 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 »

Permit Battle Looms for Waste-Spreading on Farm Fields

Environmental Land Management, an Austin, Minn.,-based company, wants to spread up to 19,000 tons a year of byproduct from a John Morrell hog processing plant onto farm fields in South Dakota. The firm has applied for a conditional use permit to put the dried, treated wastewater byproduct, which currently goes … Read more »

Western Union, Hormel Foods, PwC Execs Win Responsible CEO Awards

C-suite executives at Hormel Foods, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Western Union and Wisconsin Energy were named by Corporate Responsibility Magazine as America’s most socially responsible chief executives of the year. The winners of CR Magazine’s fifth annual Responsible CEO of the Year awards are Hikmet Ersek, CEO and president of Western Union; Bob … Read more »

Hormel Sets Environmental Goals, Will Reduce Water, Solid Waste 10% by 2020

Hormel Sets Environmental Goals, Will Reduce Water, Solid Waste 10% by 2020

Hormel Foods Corporation, which makes products under the Jennie-O, Dinty Moore and Spam brands, announced a second set of environmental goals that includes cutting product packaging by 25 million pounds, curbing water use 10 percent, and reducing solid waste sent to landfills by 10 percent. The five environmental goals, which became … Read more »