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Sustainable Sourcing a Key Pillar for Prosperity, Says Tetra Pak

Sustainable Sourcing a Key Pillar for Prosperity, Says Tetra Pak

Sustainable sourcing commitments have been announced by many companies in recent months, the most recent of which comes from food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak. Sustainable sourcing is one of the three strategic objectives defined for Tetra Pak’s supplier operation; the company has launched a program designed to … Read more »

Chicken of the Sea to Track Tuna from the Can Back to the Fisherman Who Caught It

Chicken of the Sea to Track Tuna from the Can Back to the Fisherman Who Caught It

Yet another sustainable sourcing commitment has popped up, this time from Thai Union, the company that owns the Chicken of the Sea tuna brand, among others. One sustainable sourcing move that the company has agreed upon is to chase “full digital traceability,” allowing people to track their tuna back to the vessel it was caught … Read more »

General Mills: We Get 69% of Top 10 Priority Ingredients from Sustainable Sources

General Mills: We Get 69% of Top 10 Priority Ingredients from Sustainable Sources

General Mills now sources 69% of its top ten priority ingredients from sustainable sources, the company announced this week. The most significant process has been made toward palm oil (100%), fiber packaging (99%) and sugar beets, sugar cane and oats (50% or more). General Mills says it has taken several concrete … Read more »

Kellogg Expands Sustainable Supply Chain

Kellogg Expands Sustainable Supply Chain

Kellogg has pledged to responsibly source its top 10 ingredients and materials by 2020, and validate compliance across all direct suppliers by 2015, as part of a series of new environmental commitments. The top 10 ingredients include corn, wheat, rice, oats, potatoes, sugar (beets and cane), cocoa, palm oil, fruits … Read more »

Bacardi Employees Embrace Company-Wide Sustainability Initiative

Bacardi’s “Good Spirited” green initiative, launched earlier this year with the goal of eliminating landfill waste at all of its production sites globally by 2022, is off to a good start according to company reports. According to Jennifer Eckberg of Bacardi, employees have been quick to embrace the sustainability concept, and … Read more »

Unilever Sustainably Sourcing 36% of Agricultural Raw Materials

Unilever says it is sourcing more than a third of its agricultural raw materials sustainably, putting the global consumer goods and food company closer to its target of 100 percent by 2020. With 36 percent now sourced sustainably, Unilever has exceeded the interim milestone of 30 percent it set itself … Read more »

Co-operative Launches Water, Waste Targets

Having achieved an 18 percent reduction in water consumption since 2008, the UK’s Co-operative Group grocery chain has pledged to reduce the water consumption across its operations by 30 percent by 2014 over 2006 levels, as it launches its latest Ethical Plan. The Co-operative Group Ethical Plan 2013-15 also sets … Read more »