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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.

Davos 2017: Auto, Energy Giants Pledge $1.5 bn Hydrogen Investment, Multinationals Partner on Supply Chain Traceability, TerraCycle Recycles Cigarettes

Davos 2017: Auto, Energy Giants Pledge $1.5 bn Hydrogen Investment, Multinationals Partner on Supply Chain Traceability, TerraCycle Recycles Cigarettes

Environmental management is taking center stage at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Addressing Climate Change At Origin

The adoption of The Paris Climate Agreement marks a pivotal moment in the history of addressing climate change. For the first time ever, 195 countries adopted a universal deal that places the world on track to limit global warming to well below 2° C. Arriving at this landmark achievement required … Read more »

Mondelez Targets 15% CO2 Reduction

Mondelez Targets 15% CO2 Reduction

By 2020, snack food manufacturer Mondelez International intends to reduce absolute CO2 emissions from manufacturing by 15 percent against a 2013 baseline. In announcing its 2020 sustainability goals, Mondelez also said it would begin reporting absolute emissions rather than emissions per metric ton. The snacking company accomplished its 2015 goals … Read more »

Mondelez International Smashes Waste Goal, Achieves 57% Reduction

Mondelez International Smashes Waste Goal, Achieves 57% Reduction

Mondelez International exceeded its goal to reduce manufacturing waste by 15 percent per metric ton of production by 2015, according to the company’s most recent sustainability report. Through 2014, the snacking company achieved a 57 percent reduction — four times the original goal. In its Call For Well-being 2014 Progress … Read more »

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Mondelez Boosts Sustainable Coffee Farming

Mondelez International, the world’s second largest coffee company with brands such as Jacobs, Carte Noire, Kenco and Tassimo, is boosting its sustainable agriculture initiatives by inviting a third-party to report on the impact of its Coffee Made Happy Program. The $200 million Coffee Made Happy program aims to improve farmers’ … 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 »

Obama at Climate Summit

Climate Summit Roundup: Obama, Carbon Pricing, Anti-Deforestation Pledge

Major companies and counties across the globe committed to cut emissions and advance a low-carbon economy at yesterday’s UN Climate Summit. Pledges include: President Obama said the US will meet its 17 percent emissions reduction target by 2020, compared to 2005 levels. The US will release a new target next … Read more »

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Mondelez ‘On-Target’ to Meet Sustainability Goals

Mondelez International last year sustainably sourced 10 percent of cocoa, 56 percent of coffee and 44 percent of West European biscuits, according to the company’s first well-being progress report. The global snack-food giant also established third-party verification for its Cocoa Life program that will measure its impact on farmers and … Read more »

Paper Cup Recycling Group Formed

Mondelez International, Mars Drinks and Nestlé Professional are among the founding members of an industry group formed to drive recovery and recycling of paper cups. The Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG), a group of stakeholders of the paper cup supply chain, will be managed and coordinated by LRS … Read more »

Mondelez Toughens Sustainable Palm Oil Policies

Mondelez International’s sustainable palm oil action plan, published yesterday, requires suppliers to achieve traceability by the end of 2015. The plan also says suppliers must publish sustainable sourcing policies and implementation timelines by the same date. The snack foods company, which owns billion-dollar brands such as Cadbury, Nabisco and Oreo, … Read more »

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Mondelez Asked to Ban Unrecyclable Packaging

A proposal to Mondelez International from As You Sow asking the snack food company to phase out unrecyclable packaging received 28.4 percent shareholder support representing $11.8 billion worth of shares at the food manufacturer’s annual meeting. Mondelez produces brands such as Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, Trident gum, and Philadelphia cream cheese. … Read more »