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U.S. Meat Sector Releases First-Ever Data Report on Environment, Other Key Indicators
A major new report released in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit next week in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, reveals that about 81% of facilities reporting data are covered by Meat Institute members’ commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
With 100% of the Meat Institute’s large U.S. members (more than 2000 employees) submitting data, the report covers an estimated 90% of meat sold in the United States (by volume) and sets the first ever baselines for measuring progress toward ambitious targets for environmental sustainability...
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Ranks Hormel Foods In Top 100 For Green Power Use
Company ranks No. 57 on U.S. EPA’s Fortune 500® list of green power users
Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company well known for its corporate citizenship, is pleased to announce that, for the first time, it appears as No. 57 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Fortune 500® list of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership (GPP). Hormel Foods recently joined the EPA’s Green Power Partnership and is offsetting more than 53 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of...
Smithfield Foods Honored for Environmental, Worker Safety Achievements
Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) has recognized 51 of its U.S. locations with Environmental Recognition Awards and 33 of its U.S. facilities with Worker Safety Awards.
"Through our culture of continuous improvement, Smithfield has led industry efforts to ensure the health and safety of our workforce and to implement improvements across our value chain that safeguard the environment," said Stewart Leeth, chief sustainability officer for Smithfield Foods. "We're delighted that NAMI has once again recognized dozens of our facilities for their good stewardship of..."
NPB Announces Pork Industry Sustainability Goals and Metrics, Releases First Official Report
More than half of U.S. consumers have made some modest changes in their purchasing decisions to be more sustainable, according to the Global Sustainability Study 2021.1
Today, the National Pork Board (NPB) shared more about its industry’s aspiration to produce a leading sustainable protein choice, with an announcement of goals and metrics and its first official U.S. Pork Industry Sustainability Report.
Sustainability Goals Developed By Pork ProducersThe goals and report are part of the NPB’s sustainability efforts, which are led by producers and funded by their...
Sysco Joins the USDA and EPA List of U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions
Sysco Corporation, the leading global foodservice distribution company, has been added to the list of U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions are businesses and organizations that have made a public commitment to reduce food loss and waste in their own operations in the United States by 50% by the year 2030.
Sysco has committed to diverting 90% of operations and food waste from landfills...
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