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Food, Agriculture Companies’ Environmental Management Efforts Are Increasing Production and Profits

Food, Agriculture Companies’ Environmental Management Efforts Are Increasing Production and Profits

Commodity crop production in the US continues to demonstrate improved environmental outcomes in energy use efficiency, irrigation water use efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, land use efficiency and soil conservation, according to a Field to Market report.

irrigating grapes

General Mills, PepsiCo Target Suppliers’ Water Efficiency

Seven food and beverage giants have announced commitments to work with thousands of growers in their global supply chains to reduce water use and pollution impacts.

Carton Recycling Network Formed

The Carton Council of North America has formed a Carton Recycling Champions network, a group of companies committed to improving carton recycling. Inaugural members are: Boxed Water Is Better, Crystal Creamery, Dean Foods, Fat Tuesday, GoodBelly, Just Beverages, Kemps, Leahy-IFP, Pacific Foods, The ReWall Company, Turner Dairy Farms and WhiteWave … Read more »

Earthbound Farm

WhiteWave Foods Buys Earthbound for $600M

WhiteWave Foods, the maker of Silk soy milk and Horizon Organic products, has bought organic food brand Earthbound Farm for about $600 million. Earthbound is the largest organic produce brand in North America with expected 2013 sales of more than $500 million, the Wall Street Journal reports. In addition to … 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 »