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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 »


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 »

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 »

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme Expands Sustainable Palm Oil Pledge

Krispy Kreme’s has expanded its sustainable palm oil commitment, just days after Dunkin’ Brands, the owners of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, committed to source 100 percent sustainable palm oil in the US by 2016. The doughnut chain says it will achieve 100 percent responsible sourcing of palm oil and by … 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 »

Danone Extends Sustainable Palm Oil Pledge

Danone has committed to sourcing traceable palm oil with no links to deforestation, setting a goal to map its palm oil supply chain by the end of next year. The pledge comes after the global food company fared poorly in a recent scorecard on palm oil policies released by the Union … Read more »

General Mills Commits to Sustainable Palm Oil

General Mills said it will source 100 percent of its palm oil from responsible and sustainable sources by 2015, a commitment it first made in 2010. The announcement closely follows the scoring of consumer brands for sustainable palm oil made by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). In that scoring, … Read more »

BASF Products to use Certified Palm Oil

BASF has announced a goal of using only certified palm oil by 2015. The company says it is one of the first suppliers to the European home and personal care industry to use ingredients based on certified sustainable palm oil, in accordance with the principles of the Roundtable on Sustainable … Read more »

Kellogg to Source Fully Traceable Palm Oil

Kellogg Company says it will work with palm oil suppliers to source fully traceable palm oil, produced environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable. Kellogg says it wants to ensure that palm oil it uses is sourced from plantations that uphold the company’s commitment to sustainable agriculture. Kellogg says it … Read more »

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Hershey Supply Chain: 100% Traceable, Sustainable Palm Oil by 2014

The Hershey Company has achieved its goal to source 100 percent mass balanced Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified palm oil more than a year ahead of its original 2015 commitment. Additionally, the company says it will work with its suppliers to achieve 100 percent traceable and sustainably sourced … Read more »


Unilever Pledges 100% Traceable Palm Oil by End of 2014

Unilever has pledged that by the end of 2014, all of the palm oil the company buys globally will be traceable to known sources. Unilever is one of the world’s major buyers of palm oil for use in products such as margarine, ice cream, soap and shampoo. It purchases around … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Samsung’s ISO 50001, CSX’s LEED, WhiteWave

Samsung Electronics has received ISO 50001 energy management certification for all sites worldwide. The company’s Gumi, South Korea site was the first to receive certification, in July 2011. Samsung has cut GHG emissions 57 percent since 2008, and plans further reductions by minimizing energy waste. SCS Global Services has verified Fruit … Read more »