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AB InBev Takes Aim at Scope 3 Emissions

AB InBev Takes Aim at Scope 3 Emissions | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s sustainability team has been busy. Since launching ambitious new sustainability goals for 2025 early last year, the world’s largest brewer began requesting supplier data through CDP and placed an order for 800 hydrogen-electric semi trucks, and started sending leftover alcohol from their European headquarters to a biofuel plant.Their 2025 goals cover smart agriculture, water stewardship, circular packaging, and climate action. Virginia Covo, AB InBev’s global director for sustainability supply chain, is responsible for the climate action pillar. She’s also in charge of the company’s sustainability reporting and supply chain engagement. We recently caught up with Covo to learn about her approach to reducing emissions, particularly the indirect Scope 3 ones.

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Platform aims to increase UK’s supplies of sustainable soy

Platform aims to increase UK’s supplies of sustainable soy | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Several regional platforms are materializing across Europe, alongside the global Roundtable for Responsible Soy (RTRS), to encourage domestic retailers and traders to buy only responsibly sourced soy. One such is the UK Roundtable on Sustainable Soy (UKRT). Launched last year, in March 2018, the UKRT is facilitated by EFECA, a group of experts providing advice on the sustainable and legal sourcing of natural resources, with a focus on agricultural and forest commodities.

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How Danone, Kashi and Land O'Lakes are backing sustainable farming

How Danone, Kashi and Land O'Lakes are backing sustainable farming | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Less than 1 percent of United States farms had an organic certification in 2017, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Due to its environmental and health benefits, organic agriculture is one sustainable agriculture method many farmers are hoping to adopt. Many companies have begun encouraging, requiring or changing their suppliers towards more sustainable methods. For example, four of the largest food companies in the United States, Danone North America, Mars, Nestle USA, and Unilever United States, came together in 2018 to form the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance. This response to consumer demands for more organic products is being seen across the industry.

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General Mills to advance regenerative agriculture practices to grow sustainable supply chain

General Mills to advance regenerative agriculture practices to grow sustainable supply chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

General Mills has announced that it will advance regenerative agriculture practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030, as part of a major supply chain environmental responsibility initiative. The leading global food company, with a 2018 revenue of US $17bn, will partner with organic and conventional farmers, suppliers and trusted farm advisers in key regions to drive the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices.

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Global commodity traders to monitor deforestation in Brazil's savannah

Global commodity traders to monitor deforestation in Brazil's savannah | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Six major commodities traders, including Cargill Inc and Bunge Ltd, have agreed to a common mechanism to monitor soybean supply chains for deforestation in Brazil's vast Cerrado savannah, according to a statement on Friday. The Cerrado covers roughly a quarter of Brazil's territory, the nation's second-largest biome after the Amazon rainforest. Its plants sink deep roots into the ground, often likened to an upside down forest, forming a major carbon sink whose preservation is vital to the fight against global warming. Companies belonging to the Soft Commodities Forum network that signed onto the agreement to monitor their soy supply chains in the Cerrado include Archer Daniels Midland Co, COFCO International, Glencore Plc's agriculture unit and Louis Dreyfus Company, according to a Forum statement.

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