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How Major Hotel Brands Plan to Cut Food Waste

How Major Hotel Brands Plan to Cut Food Waste

A series of projects that aim to help hotels reduce food waste are underway at major hotel brands including Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group and Marriott International.

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.

Why Food, Ag Giants Say Healthy Soil Improves the Bottom Line

Major food and agriculture companies have launched a partnership that aims to help farmers improve their bottom line while conserving natural resources through sustainable agriculture practices.

industrial plant emissions

Climate Policy Is Coming. Is Business Prepared?

Businesses can expect stricter carbon pollution regulations coming soon — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to some. We saw this reasoning explained in companies’ briefs supporting the EPA’s Clean Power Plan last week, with major tech firms Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft, along with Ikea and Mars … Read more »

Hilton Cuts Carbon Output 20.9%, Saves $550M

Hilton Cuts Carbon Output 20.9%, Saves $550M

Hilton Worldwide’s environmental management has saved the hotel chain $550 million since 2009, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. Since implementing its Travel with Purpose CSR strategy, Hilton says it has reduced energy use by 14.5 percent, carbon output by 20.9 percent, waste output by 27.6 percent and water … Read more »

ocean plastic waste

Industry’s Role in Stopping Ocean Plastic Waste

Industry has a role to play in reducing ocean plastic waste, says Dow Chemical, which has co-produced a report that sets a path to reduce ocean plastic waste by 45 percent by 2025. The Ocean Conservancy’s report, Stemming the Tide: Land-based strategies for a plastic-free ocean, was produced in partnership … Read more »

Ecolab

Ecolab Is First in World to Receive Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard Certification

Ecolab’s manufacturing plant in Taicang, China, is the first site in the world to be independently certified under the Alliance for Water Stewardship’s global standard for water stewardship. The ASW Standard is an ISEAL-compliant framework developed to promote sustainable freshwater use and to evaluate water stewardship practices. This globally consistent … Read more »

P&G

Cutting Carbon: What P&G, Time Warner Cable are Doing to Curb Absolute GHG Emissions

Procter & Gamble and Time Warner Cable have both set new goals to cut carbon emissions. Procter & Gamble has pledged to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities by 30 percent by 2020, against a 2010 baseline. The consumer goods company has currently reduced absolute emissions by almost … Read more »

Apple

Apple to Manage 1 Million Acres of Chinese Forests

Apple has announced a multi-year project with World Wildlife Fund that aims to protect as much as 1 million acres of responsibly managed working forests in China that provide fiber for pulp, paper and wood products. Apple has set a goal to achieve a net-zero impact on the world’s supply … Read more »

McDonald’s Commits to End Deforestation Across Supply Chain

McDonald’s yesterday announced a global commitment on deforestation across the company’s global supply chain. The company says the commitment builds upon McDonald’s Global Sustainability Framework. The pledge encompasses all of the company’s products and focuses on beef, fiber-based packaging, coffee, palm oil, and poultry — for which the company will … Read more »

USRSB

McDonald’s, Tyson Foods, Walmart Advance Beef Supply Chain Sustainability

Cargill, McDonald’s, Tyson Foods and Walmart are among the founding members of the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, launched yesterday. The USRSB — a group of US beef value chain participants including producers, processors, retailers, foodservice operators, packers, allied industry and non-governmental organizations — will identify sustainability indicators, establish verification … Read more »

Fairmont Banff Springs

Fairmont Cuts Carbon Emissions 20% Below 2006 Levels

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has achieved World Wildlife Fund Climate Savers targets, reducing its operational CO2 emissions by 20 percent below 2006 levels, becoming the first hotel brand to meet this environmental goal. To meet the Climate Savers agreement, Fairmont undertook a variety of initiatives globally, which included: Created and … Read more »