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Ferrero Issues 11th Sustainability Report Announcing New 2030 Climate Goals

Summary: 
  • Ferrero outlines 2030 goals to reduce end-to-end greenhouse gas emissions by 43% per tonne of product, compared to 2018
  • Reduction target on emissions from company’s owned operations in line with goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius
  • Progress made on more sustainable packaging and on responsible sourcing of ingredients
Press Release
  • Ferrero outlines 2030 goals to reduce end-to-end greenhouse gas emissions by 43% per tonne of product, compared to 2018
  • Reduction target on emissions from company’s owned operations in line with goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius
  • Progress made on more sustainable packaging and on responsible sourcing of ingredients

Grocery Retailers Helping Customers Protect Tropical Forests

by Cameron Plese
Article

Luckily, many grocery retailers recognize the impact they can have and are doing something to make sure their sourcing and your purchasing decisions make a positive impact.

North American retailers like...  Albertsons …are helping to make it easier for consumers to shop sustainably. 

Sustainable Investing: The Enduring Revolution

Outlook for 2020 and Beyond
Blog

by Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Funds 

The climate crisis is precipitating a sustainable investment revolution, and I think that revolution will endure in 2020.

When the environmentally-responsible mutual fund company that I lead was founded in 1991, the average investor was not concerned about sustainability. Times have changed. Nearly 80 percent of respondents to a recent study said that they “love the idea of investing in companies that care about the same issues” as them. This isn’t just lip service.

New Soap with Certified Sustainable Palm Oil to Hit Hotels Worldwide, Including Marriott Properties

SCS Global Services certifies This Works soap from Guest Supply, a Guest Worldwide company, under RSPO standard
Press Release
EMERYVILLE, Calif. Sep 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Hospitality product distributor Guest Supply, a Guest Worldwide company, is now offering a new soap line, called This Works, which contains palm oil certified under the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard by internationally recognized third-party SCS Global Services (SCS). As of June 2019, the Company has made this body soap available to all customers and has plans to install it in Marriott Hotels & Resorts.

SCS Global Services Becomes First North American Certifier Accredited to New RSPO Principles and Criteria Standard for Palm Oil Plantations

Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., December 5, 2018 /3BL Media/—Following on the heels of the historic 16th Annual Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, SCS Global Services (SCS) has become the first certification body in North America accredited to conduct assessments under the stringent new RSPO Principles & Criteria (P&C) Standard. This accreditation sets the stage for SCS to certify sustainable palm plantations and mills internationally.

Unilever and Walmart Announce Forest Sustainability Initiatives at the Global Climate Action Summit

Unilever will support the restoration of wildlife habitat and help 60,000 hectares of palm oil plantations to achieve sustainability certification; Walmart continues to encourage suppliers to address deforestation through Project Gigaton
Press Release

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Thursday September 13, 2018  /3BL Media/ – Today, at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, USA, Unilever committed to supporting work in Sabah, Malaysia as part of the strategy to achieving a deforestation free supply chain and further reducing emissions. Unilever will help sustainably certify 60,000 hectares in Sabah, Malaysia as part of a program led by Forever Sabah, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Malaysia and PONGO Alliance.

Engage the Chain: An Investor Guide to Engaging the Food Sector on Sustainability Risks

Article

By Brooke Barton, Senior Director, Ceres 

In April, Greenpeace released video footage showing that a palm oil supplier for major food companies, the Hayel Saeed Anam Group was destroying large swaths of rainforest in Indonesia, despite concerted efforts by industry stakeholders to stop forest destruction in palm oil supply chains. The repercussions for Hayel Saeed Anam Group are still unfolding, but recent history suggests that the outcome may well involve financial consequences.

Building Local Capacity Through HCV Training in Chiapas

PepsiCo, FEMEXPALMA and Proforest are collaborating to pave the way to sustainable sourcing in Mexico
Article

With the objective of sharing best practices and developing the capacity of future assessors in High Conservation Value (HCV), PepsiCo and FEMEXPALMA, in collaboration with Proforest, have carried out a HCV course from October 2-6, 2017 in Palenque, Chiapas.

The course, which represents part of PepsiCo’s wider pathway to sustainably sourcing 100 percent of palm oil by 2020, was attended by 17 participants from Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala and Costa Rica and from across different fields, including environmental consulting, academia and professionals in the oil palm sector.

The War Between Farm and Forest

Blog

By Sofia Faruqi, manager, New Restoration Economy, World Resources Institute 

Hundreds of people have died in northern Kenya in recent months due to conflict between armed cattle herders and the wildlife conservation community. During my visits to this part of Kenya over the last two years, I was surprised to find livestock in a region renowned for wildlife. The grasslands are home not only to elephants and zebras but also to cows and goats.

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