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2014-03-18 08:34:43

PURCHASE, N.Y., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) believes acting ethically and responsibly is not only the right thing to do, but also the right thing for our business. To build on the policies and programs PepsiCo has already established in a number of areas including supplier conduct, sustainable agriculture and environmental health and safety, the company is now rolling out a land policy with zero tolerance for illegal activities in our supply chain and for land...

2014-03-10 08:23:25

MCLEAN, Va., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars, Incorporated announced today a new policy to help build a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain. This sees Mars commit to both industry leading standards and develop a fully traceable pipeline back to known palm oil processing mills by year-end 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110928/NY76189LOGO This policy is at the forefront of the business' strengthened commitment to tackle deforestation, and further supported by...

2014-02-14 16:26:03

Suppliers must protect forests, peat lands, and human and community rights BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tweetable Highlights: -- @KelloggCompany updates global commitment to fully traceable sourcing of #PalmOil [LINK] -- #NoForestation a driver of updated @KelloggCompany #PalmOil commitment [LINK] -- @KelloggCompany suppliers must source #PalmOil that is environmentally, socially & economically responsible [LINK] Kellogg...

2013-08-21 08:27:22

Blommer Chocolate Company Is Industry's First to Offer 100% RSPO-Certified Mass Balance Products in the U.S.; Announces New Initiative in South America CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Blommer Chocolate Company, the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, today announced that following certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), it will be the first cocoa producer to...

2013-07-31 23:01:15

Route One Pumpkins creates natural, handcrafted soaps and personal care products using locally sourced ingredients and packaging. As part of Route One Pumpkins' Green Footprint initiative, they are announcing our first palm-free soap formula with the commitment to cease using palm ingredients by January, 2014. Half Moon Bay, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Route One Pumpkins has always had a primary sustainability goal. In 2013, as numerous accomplishments in the last year are reviewed,...

2013-07-15 08:23:30

New responsible supply chain assessment tool equips food and beverage industry to identify sustainability risks and opportunities, and take action CHICAGO, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its commitment to operating responsible supply chains, Cargill today announced a new assessment tool to help food and beverage customers achieve their growth, cost reduction and risk mitigation goals by identifying, prioritizing and quantifying risks and opportunities in its supply chains....

2013-04-15 12:22:42

CINCINNATI, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) committed to sourcing sustainable palm oil by the end of 2015, in the following policy statement issued today: Palm oil has become the world's leading oil crop and today accounts for roughly one-third of the global vegetable oil production. This oil has grown in popularity within the food industry as a cooking oil, shortening, margarine, milk fat replacer, and as a cocoa butter substitute. Some organizations have raised...

2012-09-05 10:22:21

www.oaklandinstitute.org/land-deals-africa-cameroon New report debunks investors' effort to greenwash destruction of rainforest and livelihoods OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An American owned company with a track record of illegality and links to private equity giant Blackstone Group threatens to destroy rainforests and dislocate local communities in Cameroon. A new report (1) from The Oakland Institute, in collaboration with Greenpeace International,...

2011-08-01 06:48:00

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug.1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- www.rspo.org/media/index.php World's major consumer market, the United States of America (US), has made significant headway in a multi-stakeholder initiative, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), that aims to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil in the world. Three US headquartered global companies, retailer Walmart, confectionery producer The Hershey Company and financial services leader Citigroup...