Hilton Launches ‘Big Five’ for Sustainable Travel and Tourism Across Africa

Hilton has announced an initial investment of USD$1 million to drive sustainable travel and tourism in Africa. To do so, the company will focus on five key areas – Hilton’s Big Five: Youth Opportunity: investing in training and apprenticeship programs to build a strong talent pipeline and tackle identified challenges for youth, including underemployment Water Stewardship: the expansion of existing partnerships and the creation of new alliances to help Hilton achieve its goal to reduce its water consumption by 50% and activate 20 context-based water projects in at-risk communities by…

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Georges Duboeuf Introduces New Line of Sustainable Wines From Pays d’Oc

Le Vins Georges Duboeuf has expanded its U.S. portfolio with the introduction of four varietal-specific wines from the Pays d’Oc region in Southern France. The Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for each of the new value-priced wines come from vineyards using sustainable farming practices. These wines represent the best expressions of the varietal from the region. Nestled across lush mountains high above the Mediterranean Sea, the Aude region of the Pays d’Oc provides an ideal climate for growing grapes. The vineyards the Duboeufs have chosen to supply…

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Mondelēz International Expands Its Sustainable Wheat Program to Cover 100% of European Biscuits by 2022

Mondelēz International announced today its ambition to expand the Harmony program, the company’s sustainable wheat sourcing initiative, to cover 100 percent of its biscuit brands in the European Union by 2022, up from 60 percent of the company’s biscuit production in the EU last year. “European consumers increasingly equate high-quality products with sustainable production. They’re aware of the impact of their food choices on the environment and have high expectations of manufacturers to take their share of responsibility,” said Hubert Weber, Executive Vice President and President Europe. “As Europe’s largest…

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New Wrangler® Report Reveals Environmental Benefits of Sustainable Farming Practices

As a leading manufacturer of the world’s denim, and in the spirit of Earth Day, Wrangler® jeans published a report today highlighting significant environmental impacts of sustainable cotton farming techniques. Wrangler evaluated 45 scientific reports to conclude the practices of conservation tillage, cover crops and crop rotation result in the removal of three times the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere as conventional farming methods. “Wrangler believes that our supply chain does not begin with fabric or cotton. It begins with soil and the land itself,” said Roian…

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McDonald’s Becomes the First Restaurant Company to Set Approved Science Based Target to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

McDonald’s has announced it will partner with franchisees and suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to McDonald’s restaurants and offices by 36% by 2030 from a 2015 base year in a new strategy to address global climate change. Additionally, McDonald’s commits to a 31% reduction in emissions intensity (per metric ton of food and packaging) across its supply chain by 2030 from 2015 levels. This combined target has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Through these actions, McDonald’s expects to prevent 150 million metric tons of…

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