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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...
Hormel Foods Recognized by Investor's Business Daily on 100 Best ESG Companies List
Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, was ranked for the first time on the Investor's Business Daily annual report of the 100 Best ESG Companies. The list recognizes companies with superior environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings combined with strong fundamental and technical stock performance.
As part of its Our Food Journey™, Hormel Foods created its 20 by 30 Challenge, a set of 20 qualitative and quantitative goals to achieve by the end of 2030 with a focus on environmental...
Bayer Launches Collaboration with Perdue AgriBusiness
- Program is the first agrifood value chain business-to-business collaboration under Bayer’s new ForGround platform and is anticipated to help improve soil health and reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions at scale in the long term.- Creating additional opportunities for farmers to be an integral part of a more sustainable food value chain, Perdue grain farmers may be compensated for participating in a carbon footprinting program and eligible for future incentives tied to adopting regenerative farming practices, along with receiving access to all ForGround benefits.- The collaboration represents two industry leaders coming together to...
NCBA Calls for Limited SEC Greenhouse Gas Rule Following Senate Hearing
Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) reiterated the need for a limited version of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) greenhouse gas disclosure rule following SEC Chairman Gary Gensler’s testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking.
“The SEC’s proposed greenhouse gas disclosure rule is aimed at large publicly traded companies but would lead to unintended consequences for small businesses like farms and ranches. The rule would require data that simply does not exist at the farm or ranch-level and increases the regulatory burden on individual cattle..."
Do Good Chicken Featured on the Global Stage by the World Economic Forum
Do Good Chicken, the first chicken brand that fights food waste and combats climate change has been featured by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The video celebrates Do Good Chicken as a revolutionary climate-forward brand, making positive impact for our planet.
Each year about 40% of healthy grocery food gets tossed into landfills. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, if food waste were its own country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, behind the U.S. and...
US Foods Announces Science-Based Climate Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 32.5% by 2032
US Foods Holding Corp. announced today that it has submitted formal greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for approval. The company has also completed its first comprehensive screening of its Scope 3 emissions and intends to submit a goal to engage key suppliers covering 71 percent of its emissions from purchased goods and services to set science-based targets by 2027. The submission supports the company’s ongoing commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of its operations...
Cattle Industry Fights Controversial SEC Climate Rule
Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) filed comments on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) controversial proposed greenhouse gas disclosure rule. The rule would require publicly traded companies to disclose their direct (scope 1), energy/electricity consumption (scope 2), and supply chain emissions (scope 3), creating a burden on cattle producers who supply beef to publicly traded processors, restaurants, and retailers.
“With cattle producers facing record inflation, rising input costs and labor shortages, another bureaucratic rule from Washington is a burden we cannot afford,” said NCBA President Don Schiefelbein, a cattle...
Pork Industry asks the SEC to Reconsider Climate Disclosure Rules for Farmers
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) filed comments today to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its controversial reporting requirements proposal on climate-related disclosures for investors.
In its comments, NPPC and other agricultural groups requested that the SEC reconsider its application of burdensome and unnecessary climate disclosure requirements under Scope 3 of the proposed rules. As currently drafted, these requirements would overly burden American farmers, forcing them to take on costly and expensive reporting that will set back farm environmental performance, and would be in...
Yum China Launches First KFC Green Pioneer Stores in Hangzhou and Beijing
Yum China Holdings, Inc. today announced the launch of KFC's first Green Pioneer Stores in Hangzhou and Beijing, aiming to further integrate innovative solutions for building net-zero restaurants in the future. The move is part of Yum China's climate strategy and roadmap towards the ambition of reaching net-zero value chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, following the signing and submission of the Business Ambition for 1.5°C Commitment Letter to the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) in 2021.
"We are committed to driving meaningful..."
Chick-fil-A, Inc. Chooses Darling Ingredients to Turn Used Cooking Oil into Renewable Fuel
Darling Ingredients Inc., the world's leading company turning food waste into sustainable products and producer of renewable energy, today announced Chick-fil-A, Inc. has chosen Darling Ingredients to convert its used cooking oil into cleaner burning renewable transportation fuel. Darling Ingredients' service brand DAR PRO Solutions, will collect used cooking oil from all Chick-fil-A restaurants in the U.S. and Canada.
"We admire Chick-fil-A's commitment to reducing food waste and are proud to be part of a solution that keeps food..."
NCBA Responds to New York Times Op-Ed Misinformation
Statement from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association:
It is incredibly disappointing that media outlets like the New York Times continue to publish opinion pieces like today’s Meet the People Getting Paid to Kill Our Planet, which not only threaten the livelihoods of American farmers and ranchers, but are also riddled with misinformation and lacking in credible sources.
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) primary goal is protecting the livelihoods of America’s cattle farmers and ranchers. It is our responsibility to ensure these men and women have the ability to pass their...
Albertsons Companies Selects Afresh Technologies AI Platform
Albertsons Companies will enhance its fresh offering with Afresh Technologies' AI-powered predictive ordering and inventory solutions to reduce waste and offer the freshest product for customers. Afresh will help Albertsons Cos.' optimize fresh forecasting, inventory, ordering, merchandising and operations.
Afresh Technologies enables Albertsons Cos. to deploy a state-of-the-art AI technology platform in all its stores to further differentiate its fresh offering to customers while helping to reduce food waste, ultimately reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and saving water.
"By partnering with Afresh, we are now able to improve our..."
Aramark Releases 2021 Be Well. Do Well. Impact Report
Aramark, a global provider of hospitality, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries, today released its 2021 Be Well. Do Well. Impact Report, a significantly expanded version of its annual sustainability report that highlights the processes Aramark has in place to manage key environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, and progress toward its sustainability goals.
To enhance its reporting and disclosures, Aramark added several components to its report for the first time including:
- Materiality analysis,- A new approach to stakeholder engagement,- Supplemental details on compliance and governance...
Aramark Rolls Out Cool Food Meals, Identifies 350 Lower Carbon Footprint Dishes
Aramark, the largest U.S.-based food service provider, is making it easier for students at 10 U.S.-based universities to make climate-friendly choices, by introducing Cool Food Meals on residential dining menus this semester.
Last October, World Resources Institute (WRI) announced its Cool Food Meals badge will appear on Aramark menus, as part of a 10-university pilot beginning in the Spring 2022 semester. The Cool Food Meals badge identifies dishes with a lower carbon footprint and will appear on more than 350 menu items Aramark will...
Walmart Creates Industry First by Introducing Science-Based Targets for Supply Chain Finance Program
Walmart today raised the bar on climate action by creating a supply chain finance program that not only enables greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions, but for the first time, uses science-based targets to do so in a way that aims for a 1.5-degree Celsius pathway.
Working alongside HSBC and CDP, the program will help Walmart’s private brand suppliers – particularly small and medium-sized businesses – by introducing enhanced standards, tools and capacity building to help them upskill and in turn align their operations with transparent...
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