Farming CSR News

Celebrating World Water Day: Companies Making Waves in Water Stewardship


Water is the essence of life. Yet, for many, this basic human right is rapidly drying up. With climate change dramatically affecting rainfall patterns and water availability, the global water crisis is intensifying in many parts of the world. Today, more than 650 million people still lack access to safe drinking water sources, while another 2.4 billion do not have access to basic water sanitation.

Responsible Wool Standard Promotes Sustainable Land Stewardship and Humane Sheep Treatment

SCS Global Services Licensed by Textile Exchange as Third-Party Certifier to Standard
Press Release

EMERYVILLE, CA., March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) has been approved by Textile Exchange as a licensed certification body for the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS). In this role, SCS is now authorized to conduct independent certification assessments of wool production under the “Farm Scope” of the standard.

Aramark Advances Environmental Sustainability

Responsible sourcing and animal welfare commitment to include cage-free eggs worldwide
Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, March 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, announced today the latest step on its journey to become an even more responsible company, focused on supporting its diverse workforce, advancing consumer health and wellness, protecting the environment, and strengthening communities. The company is expanding its commitments to responsible sourcing and animal welfare by extending its 100 percent cage-free egg commitment worldwide by 2025, including liquid and shell eggs.

ANSI and Leonardo Academy Announce Extension for the ANSI/LEO-4000 American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture Certification Body Pilot Program

The application deadline has been extended to May 10th, 2017. Webinar training for interested parties will be offered throughout the sign-up period.
Press Release

Leonardo Academy, Inc. The Sustainability Experts® announced today that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has extended the deadline for Certifiers (Certification Bodies or CBs) to sign up for the ANSI Accreditation Pilot Program from March 10th, 2017 to May 10th, 2017.

Through this pilot, CBs apply to become accredited to certify agricultural productions and products according to ANSI/LEO-4000 sustainability criteria.

Soy Protein Sustainability

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Soy protein is an economical and reliable alternative to meat and dairy proteins, helping food manufacturers control costs and improve the profitability of their products.

Relentless Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water


In his opening remarks at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF), Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of WEF, called for responsive and responsible leadership to advance the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  The latest meeting – attended by more than 3,000 politicians, business executives, scientists, and heads of civil society – was one of the largest multi-stakeholder groups ever assembled.

NRG's Vehicle Donation Drives Circular Economy


by Kyle Williams

This is a guest blog, authored by Kyle Williams, Food Bank Director, Mercer Street Friends Food Bank 

Soil Health: Critical for Farmers, the Environment and Global Food Security

By Congressman Tim Walz

Spanning across southern Minnesota from the South Dakota border in the west to the Wisconsin border in the east, Minnesota’s First Congressional District is home to some of the most productive agricultural land in America. Here you’ll find fertile soil, rich with nutrients that support the growth of a wide variety of crops.

In my district, like many others throughout the United States, farmers are the backbone of our economy. There are no better stewards of the land than those who depend on it for their livelihoods and the livelihoods of their families.

New Partnership Formed to Transform Global Food Systems - The Minute

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More than two dozen global companies have announced a new partnership to make change in global food systems. The new association is called FreSH: the Food Reform for Sustainability and Health program. Its mission is to be “a platform for the private sector to achieve this transformation in a safe and pre-competitive space.”

Pilot Program Announced for American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture

Leonardo Academy Works With ANSI to Launch Pilot Accreditation Program for Certifiers for ANSI/LEO-4000
Press Release

MADISON, Wis., January 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy Inc, The Sustainability Experts®, announced today that they signed an agreement with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to accredit certifiers (Certification Bodies/CBs) for ANSI/LEO-4000, the American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture. ANSI has launched a Pilot Accreditation Program for certifiers and is accepting applications for this pilot from January 12 through March 10, 2017.


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