Indigo Agriculture and Anheuser-Busch Partner to Meet Sustainability Goals for Rice Production

Indigo Agriculture, a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, and Anheuser-Busch, the US’ brewer, have announced a partnership focused on sustainable rice production. Indigo has committed to delivering 2.2 million bushels of Indigo Rice™ to Anheuser-Busch that is grown with specific environmental attributes. Growers contracting with Indigo to produce rice for Anheuser-Busch will reduce water and nitrogen used by 10% and achieve at least 10% savings in greenhouse gas emissions compared to state benchmarks. This partnership is the first of-its-kind to offer growers an…

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Tyson Foods and EDF Launch Partnership to Accelerate Sustainable Food Production

Tyson Foods, Inc and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have announced a new partnership to develop and deploy initiatives that support Tyson’s sustainability strategy and help meet increasing consumer demand for more sustainably grown food. The partnership’s first project focuses on land stewardship and aims to pilot and scale agriculture practices on 500,000 acres of corn that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), improve water quality and maximize farmer profitability. This effort will also help Tyson meet its land stewardship goal of working with farmers to improve environmental practices across two million acres of…

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Kahlúa to source 100% of coffee from sustainable communities by 2022

Pernod Ricard’s Kahlúa today reveals a new sustainable development programme designed to have a meaningful environmental and socio-economic impact on the lives of Mexican coffee farmers and their families. Shining a spotlight on how it sources its coffee, Kahlúa has also outlined its ultimate goal – to source 100% of its coffee from sustainable communities by 2022. During the last 35 years, coffee consumption has as much as doubled across the whole globe. In fact, 41% of people in the US drink coffee daily – with a 9% increase from…

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Kellogg’s Announces New Global Sustainable Packaging Goal

Kellogg Company announced today that it is expanding its Global Sustainability Commitments to include a goal of working towards 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by the end of 2025. This aspiration builds on Kellogg’s current sustainable packaging commitment, as part of its Sustainability 2020 goals, to continue to ensure 100 percent of all timber-based packaging is either recycled or certified as sustainably sourced. “Nurturing our planet is a foundational value of Kellogg,” said Steve Cahillane, Kellogg Company Chairman and CEO. “It’s imperative we are part of a solution…

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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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