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Test Your Circular Economy Knowledge with a Quiz from Schneider Electric

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With the adoption of #CircularEconomy practices, $1 trillion could be saved globally each year by 2025. Take our quiz to see what does all this and more.

The Fair Trade Difference is Impactful to Communities and Individuals

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Individually we make a choice. Together we make a difference.

Whenever you buy a product with the Fair Trade Certified™ seal, farmers, workers, and fishermen earn extra money to uplift their communities. Every. Single. Time. That’s the Fair Trade Difference. Journey to the Philippines, India and Colombia to see how farmers and workers are using fair trade to change their own lives, and find out how you can get involved in it all.

Go to www.FairTradeCertified.org to learn more.

New BCG Report: Sustainably Securing the Future of Agriculture

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December 13, 2019 – Across the world, agriculture plays a crucial role not only in supplying food, but in shaping rural areas, preserving landscapes and cultural practices and heritage. At the same time, however, the industry is facing enormous pressure: Society has grown accustomed to low food prices, while equally expecting agriculture’s environmental footprint to be as small as possible – with reduced greenhouse gas emissions and protection of biodiversity.

Domtar Embraces New Forest Management Standard in Canada

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Domtar is strengthening our commitment to sustainability with a pledge to pursue new Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certification standards for the Canadian government lands that we manage in the Wabigoon and Trout Lake forests.

Aramark Announces New 2025 Sustainability Plan

Positively Impacting People and Planet
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PHILADELPHIA, December 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today, Aramark, the leading U.S.-based provider of food, facilities and uniform services, announced a new 2025 sustainability plan, Be Well. Do Well., focused on positively impacting people and the planet. 

Be Well. Do Well. is built around several key priorities.

Food Transparency and Traceability

With the IBM Food Trust, suppliers and retailers can trace food across the global supply chain.
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Leafy greens can be traced on the blockchain. As can mashed potatoes, mangoes and most recently, shrimp. They are just some of the products farmers, food producers and retailers worldwide are tracing using IBM Food Trust, the leading blockchain solution for transparency and traceability within the global food supply chain. More than 50 companies have signed on to work with the trust.

New Ceres Report Calls on Major Food Companies to Use Vanishing Water Resources More Efficiently

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Third edition of Feeding Ourselves Thirsty reveals improved scores in water management practices from industry giants such as Mars, Incorporated and Unilever, but finds insufficient corporate action overall in an increasingly water-stressed world. 

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Third edition of Feeding Ourselves Thirsty reveals improved scores in water management practices from industry giants such as Mars, Incorporated and Unilever, but finds insufficient corporate action overall in an increasingly water-stressed world. 

Addressing the British Food Waste Problem

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Although the U.K. is one of the richest countries in the world, many people are struggling to afford food while there are estimates that up to 95% of a supermarket’s surplus food goes to waste. Inspired by this, a group of Legg Mason employees in London volunteered with The Felix Project, a charity which collects surplus food from supermarkets and wholesalers and delivers it to more than 200 charities and schools across the capital.

Four Reasons Food Safety Is Not Just for World Food Day

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When I used to sit down with friends and family to enjoy a meal together I didn’t think much about where the food I ate was coming from. All of that changed when I moved into a role leading a team that focuses on addressing some of the biggest food safety challenges facing the global food supply chain.  

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