At Lavazza, the world’s seventh largest coffee roaster, social and environmental sustainability are integral components of economic sustainability. Its first corporate social responsibility report reviews 120 years of sustainability at the company and looks forward.
Food & Agriculture
Last year, TriplePundit took a deep dive into the world of seafood with a special series that made a big splash with readers. So, what’s new in sustainable seafood since we wrapped our series? To find out, we headed to Industry Lab at Sustainable Seafood Week New York City.
Whole Foods, often jokingly referred to as “Whole Paycheck,” faces a probe from the city of New York after investigators nabbed the upscale food purveyor for routinely overcharging customers. Inspectors called it the “worst case of overcharges that they’ve ever seen,” but Whole Foods isn’t the only culprit.
After collaborating with partners, Hormel Foods released a targeted nutrition solution to children in Guatemala. While Guatemalan children generally receive enough calories, they lack protein and other nutrients. So, Hormel created an original product for use as a supplemental ingredient that provides a protein boost and other essential vitamins and minerals.
While producing America’s best-selling Chardonnay, Jackson Family Wines is gunning for sustainability glory with an aggressive plan to manage water use and adopt renewables. Is it enough?
Golden State Foods has grown alongside California agriculture to become a multinational business. And it made water conservation a focal point for the organization long before the drought began.
The Oregon case shows that, rather than hurting the economy, carbon pricing can fund the economic development in rural America and combat climate change too.
Monsanto took to the Web in an unusual question-and-answer session last week, as part of Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) platform. The questions were fast and furious, and the answers were, for the most part, revealing. Did we learn anything? Yes.
What can a tiny nation smaller than Lake Michigan teach a state like California? According to Mother Nature, plenty. Israel, which has had its own challenges with long-term droughts, says it has learned a few tricks of the trade when it comes to water conservation and agricultural water use. But overcoming the challenges may mean dramatic changes to the way water is managed and used in the Golden State, as it did for Israel’s burgeoning cities two decades ago.
Ben & Jerry’s believes that making ice cream and saving the world go together like their tasty flavors and your taste buds. Earlier this year, it asked: “How can we reduce our emissions?” It turned to CoClear, a New York consultancy that conducts lifecycle analyses (LCAs) on products.
SPECIAL SERIES: The ROI of Sustainability
For a food giant like General Mills, water stewardship and resource management isn’t an option. It’s a business imperative.
General Mills announced its human rights policy earlier this month. Although the policy does not contain anything new, it is the first time the company has released a public statement on the topic. We spoke with Catherine Gunsbury, director of sustainability and transparency for General Mills, to learn more.
Beijing’s notorious air pollution problem stems not only from the city’s 5 million cars, but also from extensive coal use. Sustainability was the leading driver that prompted the Hormel Foods Beijing plant to replace its coal boiler with a cleaner natural gas-fired boiler. The switch was integral to meeting Hormel’s corporate goal of cutting emissions by 45 percent.