TriplePundit hosted a Twitter chat on Feb. 1 to discuss cross-sector partnerships and their importance post-COP21 as key to making things happen. As a follow-up to the chat, Jonathan Horrell (@HorrellJonathan), director of sustainability for Mondelēz International (@MDLZ), elaborated on some details of the company’s sustainability approach and answered a few additional questions from the chat.
Food & Agriculture
In the U.S., consumer awareness, the demand for more transparency and continued compression on margins are providing an opportunity for private brands to look at value and innovation through a different lens.
Eileen Fisher and other retail brands spearhead initiative to increase organic cotton production globally.
Organic food can fulfill the world’s food needs while providing huge environmental, social and health benefits, two researchers determined after reviewing 40 years of scientific study.
First up are Western states: Trader Joe’s eggs sold in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado will be 100 percent cage-free by 2020.
Last week, a group of 125 organizations from 45 countries signed a declaration asking that the European Union exclude large-scale biofuels from its next Renewable Energy Directive.
Sustainable sourcing creates an opportunity to differentiate your private brand from the competition, while providing additional value to your customer. If you are just beginning the journey into sustainable sourcing, I recommend taking a Crawl-Walk-Run approach.
It’s painful to hear, but it’s better in the long run, right? Those heart-shaped boxes of chocolate come at a steep human price. We purchase chocolate for our valentines as a symbol of love and affection — don’t let your purchase harm a child.
Chipotle management closed all of its U.S. stores Monday to reboot employee food safety training. But it wasn’t exactly the transparency slam-dunk promised by the burrito chain’s CEO.
Non-organic cotton’s impact on the environment is huge, which is why many say it may be the most important product to buy organic. But the organic cotton industry faces significant roadblocks that continue to thwart its advancement.