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Food Waste

Food, Retail Giants Pledge 50% Food Waste Reduction by 2030

Major companies including General Mills, Kellogg, PepsiCo, Unilever and Walmart have pledged to halve food waste and loss in their operations by 2030.

Food Waste

Businesses Can Save Billions by Cutting Food Waste

Food waste is the single largest component of US municipal solid waste, it accounts for a major portion of the nation’s methane emissions — and it costs businesses billions. The US Department of Agriculture estimates the food retail industry lost almost $47 billion in 2010 (the most current figures) from … Read more »

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How Campbell’s, ConAgra Foods, Yum! Brands Cut Food Waste

Food manufacturers, food retailers and restaurants can learn practical steps, best practices and examples of how to reduce food waste with a guide by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance. The second annual Best Practices and Emerging Solutions guide highlights ways companies can begin or expand their food donation or food … Read more »

Food Waste

Food Waste Reduction Goal Gets Industry Praise

Food retailers and agriculture companies including Kellogg, Sodexo, Wegmans Food Markets and Albertsons are voicing their support or the US’ first-ever national food waste reduction goal, which calls for a 50 percent reduction by 2030. As part of the food waste reduction effort, the federal government will lead a new … Read more »

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GPT Improves Sodexo’s Recycling, Waste Management

GPT Waste Management has helped Sodexo save about £4,000 ($6,190) in six months by improving recycling and waste management at college facilities in the UK. Sodexo manages the International Study Centres facilities at St. Georges Tower, which is comprised of 164 student accommodation studios and some small college facilities in … Read more »

What the World’s Largest Companies Are Doing to Limit Climate Change

What the World’s Largest Companies Are Doing to Limit Climate Change

Despite setting emissions reduction targets, most of the world’s largest companies aren’t doing enough to limit global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius, according to analysis by CDP. The report, Mind the Science, assesses emissions targets for 70 energy-intensive companies, which together account for 9 percent of global carbon emissions. … Read more »

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Majority of Sustainable Foods Produced in Latin America is Exported

Latin America has become a major producer and exporter of sustainable foods, but its domestic market has lagged, according to research by Organic Monitor. The region has an 18 percent share, or 6.8 million hectares, of global organic farmland. More than $1 billion worth of organic products is exported from … Read more »

Sainsbury’s Sells Eco-Labeled Farmed Fish

Sainsbury’s has begun selling farmed catfish certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, The Grocer reports. In what it says is an industry first, the UK supermarket launched two own-label lines of river cobbler, a type of fast-growing catfish, in 150 stores. The Grocer says a third line of the farmed … Read more »

Sodexo to Serve Eco-Labeled Seafood, Improve Supply Chain Sustainability

Sodexo will serve Marine Stewardship Council-certified seafood at 11 Washington, DC-area locations and has agreed to use the Real Food Calculator to increase supply-chain sustainability on all Sodexo-contracted campuses. The food services company says the following locations will participate in the sustainable seafood program, which begins this month: National Geographic, … Read more »

Sodexo Sustainability Report: CO2 Emissions Up 1%

Sodexo North America’s carbon dioxide emissions increased just under 1 percent year-on-year, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. In 2012, the food service and facilities management company released 65,042 metric tons of CO2e, compared to 64,411 in 2011. Sodexo accounts for its carbon footprint following the guidance of the global Greenhouse Gas … Read more »

Kraft’s Oscar Mayer Pledges to Ban Pig Gestation Crates

Kraft Foods has said it will eliminate gestation crates from Oscar Mayer’s pork supply chain by 2022. The Humane Society of the United States described the new policy’s phase-in period as “lengthy,” but said that it applauds Kraft Foods’ decision to help improve conditions for its pigs. In the pork industry, … Read more »