Sustainability

Mars has formed the first global standard for sustainable rice with the Sustainable Rice Platform

Mars announces sustainable rice partnership

By Michelle Perrett

Mars Food, the owner of Uncle Ben’s, has announced the first global standard for sustainable rice in partnership with the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP).

Is RSPO certification becoming irrelevant?

By Niamh Michail

Companies are increasingly demanding certified palm oil using criteria that are stricter than current RSPO standards – does the mean the RSPO certification is in danger of becoming irrelevant?

Delegates at the European Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil debated sustainable palm oil in London this week

European RSPO 2014

Sustainable palm oil pressures worrying to emerging economies

By Nicholas Robinson

Food businesses and consumers don’t understand the impact emerging economies could face if pressure to source 100% sustainable palm oil builds too quickly, Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) sustainable development manager Fiona Wheatley claims.

Case study: The little palm oil processor that pushed the boundaries

Palm oil special

Case study: The little palm oil processor that pushed the boundaries

By RJ Whitehead

In July, we reported on the first certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) shipment from Thailand to Europe, bringing the world’s third-largest producer of the crop in line with other sustainable exporters. We thought we would follow this up as part of our...

Companies must address their water footprint, says analyst

Water footprint: The food industry's next big challenge?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Reducing water footprints is an environmental challenge food and beverage companies should be prepared to meet if they want to maintain their competitive position and build reputation among end consumers, according to an analyst.

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