MCLEAN, Va., October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Grant F. Reid, CEO and President, Mars, Incorporated received the United Nations Foundation’s Global Leadership Corporate Award on behalf of Mars’ work in supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at the organization’s Global Leadership Dinner which took place in New York City last night. The award honors individuals and corporations for their global leadership in advancing UN causes.
Taking to the stage to receive the award on behalf of the business, Reid said:
The links between the environmental and health impacts of our food are becoming ever more apparent. Intensive production and consumption has increased the availability of food, but it has also given rise to land degradation, climate change, water scarcity, and an epidemic of obesity.
A global initiative committing major international food producers to tough new targets on food waste has been unveiled at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s Climate Week in New York.
A voluntary resolution from the Global Agri-Business Alliance (GAA) calls on private sector members to halve their own food and agricultural losses by 2030, and work with suppliers and customers to do the same. It is aligned with one of the targets of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
A global initiative committing major international food producers to tough new targets to reduce food loss was announced during the United Nations General Assembly’s Climate Week in New York1.
This voluntary resolution calls on private sector members of the Global Agri-Business Alliance2 (GAA) to halve their food and agricultural losses by 2030, and work with suppliers and customers to the same end, a target aligned with Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3.
Imagine if we created an early warning system for small scale farmers that helped mitigate the effects of slow-onset climate-related events? Or if we redesigned financial incentives and investments, allowing these farmers to better access capital, seeds, and equipment?
Alison Cairns of the WBCSD issues a call for businesses across the food industry to come together to tackle shared environmental challenges
Our food systems are broken. Global food systems face mounting challenges that are testing our ability to feed the world sustainably and adequately support economic and social development within planetary boundaries.
Increasing demand, climate change, water stress, soil degradation and shifting diets are just some of the threats facing global food security. Our current way of feeding the world is a leading cause of environmental and health crises, and it bears risks for national security, health systems, government budgets and economic growth.
The creation for this year’s Canstruction event will provide more than 4,000 cans of food to the Orange County Food Bank.
When Southern California Edison engineer Martin Barriga heard the company was seeking volunteers to design and build an entry for this year’s Canstruction charity event in Orange County, he was one of the first with his hand up.
Canstruction is an annual nationwide event in which teams of volunteers build art exhibits out of food cans that are later distributed to food banks and other local hunger relief programs.
2017 annual report outlines the company’s approach to expand markets, leverage expertise, mobilize data, scale up sustainability and deliver corporate responsibility impact
MINNEAPOLIS, August 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Building on strong earnings in fiscal 2017, Cargill is working to continue growing its business and corporate responsibility impact. The company’s 2017 annual report, launched today, outlines its business growth and community impact.