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Which Food Companies Have Best — and Worst — Water Management?

Which Food Companies Have Best — and Worst — Water Management?

Major US food companies need to adopt far stronger water management practices to use limited global resources more efficiently, according to a report by nonprofit advocacy group Ceres. The report, Feeding Ourselves Thirsty: How the Food Sector is Managing Global Water Risks, ranks the nation’s 37 largest food companies on … Read more »

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GEMI Launches Supply Chain Sustainability Tool

The Global Environmental Management Initiative has launched a Supply Chain Sustainability (SCS) Tool, which aims to help procurement professionals compare products’ cost as well as environmental impact. “The SCS tool has been designed as a guide to help support and assist with strategic sourcing and procurement by providing visibility into … Read more »

Toolkit Highlights Sustainability Best Practices

The Global Environmental Management Initiative has launched a toolkit designed to help corporations better address sustainability topics by communicating the value of sustainability to employees and using other internal means to achieve objectives. The GEMI Quick Guide on Cultivating Sustainability Within an Organization includes best practices and mini case studies from … Read more »

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EDF, Smithfield Foods to Cut GHGs by 60,000 Tons

Smithfield Foods and its livestock production subsidiary, Murphy-Brown, are collaborating with Environmental Defense Fund to help farmers optimize fertilizer application to grain grown for animal feed. EDF estimates that the collaboration will reduce excess nitrogen fertilizer on more than 450,000 acres and reduce GHG emissions from agriculture by more than … Read more »

Ecodesk, AIOE Ink Supply Chain Sustainability Deal

Brands such as Cadbury, Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s and Kraft Foods will soon be encouraged by their member organization Alliance for Innovation & Operational Excellence (AIOE) to get their suppliers openly reporting sustainability data to Ecodesk, according to a deal between AIOE and Ecodesk. The two organizations have partnered to promote open … Read more »

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GEMI Develops Sustainable Supply Chain Tool

The Global Environmental Management Initiative is developing a tool focused on supply chain sustainability and the procurement decision-making process. The free, interactive online tool is intended to help companies prioritize supply chain processes and identify “hotspot” processes as well as opportunities for improvement, according to the green business alliance whose … Read more »