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Cargill, WRI Partner to Manage Forests, Water Risk Across Supply Chains

Cargill, WRI Partner to Manage Forests, Water Risk Across Supply Chains

Cargill and the World Resources Institute (WRI) are teaming up to work across value chains to better manage deforestation and water risk. Under the 2-year partnership, Cargill will use WRI’s agricultural tools — maps, analytics and expertise — to improve its environmental management while WRI will benefit from Cargill’s global … Read more »

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Cargill Avoids 1M Metric Tons of GHG Emissions

Cargill avoided more than 1 million metric tons of fossil-fuel-based greenhouse gas emissions in 2015 by using renewable energy, according to the company’s 2015 corporate responsibility report. Renewable sources made up 14.1 percent of the company’s energy portfolio in 2015. The company reached all of its 2015 environmental performance goals, achieving … Read more »

CGF Publishes Palm Oil Sourcing Guidelines for Consumer Goods, Retail Industries

The Consumer Goods Forum has published guidelines to help the consumer goods and retail industries to achieve zero net deforestation by 2020. The Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Guidelines aim to assist companies in designing their own policies for sourcing palm oil more sustainably, and were developed by CGF retailer and … 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 »

Palm Oil Giant Lists Suppliers Online

Palm Oil Giant Lists Suppliers Online

Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader, has become the first industry player to offer transparency of its palm-oil supply chain on-line. The company expects this move to help it achieve its goal of excluding deforestation and exploitation from its operations. Jeremy Goon, Wilmar’s chief sustainability officer, said the … Read more »

Mars Unveils Deforestation Policies for Beef, Soy, Paper & Pulp Supply Chains

Mars has launched three new policies aimed at reducing deforestation in its beef, soy, paper and pulp supply chains. These policies outline clear targets that focus on the raw materials offering the biggest opportunity to reduce the impact that Mars has on sensitive forest lands. In line with its existing … Read more »

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Sainsbury’s Increases Sustainable Palm Oil Products

Ninety-five percent of the palm oil used to make Sainsbury’s own-brand products is now certified sustainable, according to the company. Sainsbury’s has almost 400 own-brand products that are made with segregated certified sustainable palm oil ranging from steak pie through to hand soap. With 396 own-brand products made with fully … Read more »


Ikea Pledges 100% Certified Sustainable Palm Oil

Ikea is the latest company to commit to using only sustainably sourced palm oil. The company isn’t a major palm oil user but says palm oil can be found in the manufacturing of a small number of Ikea products, mainly in candles and as a food ingredient, and is also … Read more »

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Cargill ‘On Track’ to Map 80% of Palm Oil to Mills This Year

Cargill says it’s on track to map 80 percent of its palm oil in key markets back to individual mills by the end of this year and 100 percent of all mills by December 2015, according to the company’s first progress report on sustainable palm oil. The report lays out … Read more »


Unilever: 100% Traceable Palm Oil for European Foods This Year

One hundred percent of palm oil sourced for Unilever’s European foods business will be traceable and certified sustainable by the end of 2014, according to the company’s sustainable palm oil progress report. The report says 58 percent of its global volume is now traceable to known sources and Unilever now … Read more »

The Business Case for Ending Deforestation

The Business Case for Ending Deforestation

About 90 percent of companies see opportunities in shifting to sustainably sourcing key forest-risk commodities, according to a CDP report that makes the business case for ridding supply chains of deforestation. The major driver of global deforestation comes from the demand for four critical agricultural commodities — cattle products, palm … 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 »