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Hershey Releases 2019 Annual Sustainability Report Celebrating 125 Years of Shared Goodness

Key highlights include Hershey’s progress toward 100% sustainably sourced cocoa, new human rights policies and more
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HERSHEY, Pa., June 2, 2020 /3BL Media/– The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today released its 2019 Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s commitment to shared goodness as Hershey celebrated a milestone of 125 years.  The report reflects increasing transparency on its sustainability work and showcases Hershey’s progress to date in key areas of focus, such as sustainable cocoa, responsible sourcing, climate change and human rights.

Agriculture and Fishing Standard – Project Group Announced

Membership confirmed for group to develop new GRI Sector Standard
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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have announced the members of the project working group leading the work to create a new sustainability reporting standard for agriculture and fishing.

The multi-stakeholder group, which includes diverse representatives from organizations around the world, has met virtually for the first time. They will now take forward the project to help companies with agriculture and fishing activities in their value chain understand their role in sustainable development and promote transparency and accountability.

Boosting the Impact of Social Purpose Leaders

Nonprofit organization GRAVIS receives this year's American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award in recognition of its work in India's Thar Desert
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To continue backing the communities we serve around the world, including the nonprofit leaders who are helping drive positive change, American Express today announced the recipient of the 2020 American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award: Prakash Tyagi, executive director of the India-based NGO, GRAVIS. The organization works to expand access to clean water, food, education and healthcare in rural communities in the Thar Desert.

Marie Mutskui Mockett: American Harvest

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Anyone who has gone to the grocery store during the COVID-19 health crisis must have wondered to themselves at some point why there was no toilet paper, milk or flour all of a sudden. It’s an important reminder that most of us have very little idea how things go from being planted in the ground to being stocked on our shelves. On this week’s Sea Change Radio, we speak with Marie Mutsuki Mockett, an author whose family owns a wheat farm in Nebraska. Her new book, American Harvest, takes us inside the world of wheat harvesting.

Unveiling the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID-19

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

Black & Veatch NextGen Ag Develops Sustainable Infrastructure for Cultivated Meat Company

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Global food production is responsible for more than a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture uses half the world’s habitable land and consumes 70 percent of its freshwater withdrawals.

Silver Oak Winery: World’s First Production Facility to Earn “Living Building” Certification

Sonoma winery certified to world’s most ambitious green building standard by the International Living Future Institute
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HEALDSBURG, Calif., April 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Silver Oak and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced today that the winery has become the largest certified Living Building in the world. The certification was awarded after more than five years of careful planning and construction, followed by a rigorous one-year performance audit.

Scaling Regenerative Agriculture: What We Can Learn From Innovative Beverage Companies

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Grow smarter, not harder. That’s regenerative agriculture in a nutshell. It’s a back-to-nature approach to growing that not only aims to do no environmental harm but also progressively improve ecosystems.

For beverage companies, regenerative agriculture represents one of the greatest business and sustainability opportunities today, tomorrow, and beyond.

Food Security - You Can't Build Peace on Empty Stomachs

By Matthias Berninger, SVP Public Affairs & Sustainability at Bayer
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Almost 50 years ago, the Nobel prize committee sent a strong signal to the world, underpinning the social value of agriculture. Norman Borlaug (1914-2009) – the father of the so-called “green revolution”, a scientist who invented disease-resistant wheat and saved millions from starvation – was awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970.

The Makers of Happy Little Plants® Products Support the National Young Farmers Coalition

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AUSTIN, Minn., March 09, 2020 /3BL Media/ — The makers of the Happy Little Plants® products have announced a donation of $10,000 to support the efforts of the National Young Farmers Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to agriculture and helping young farmers. 

The Happy Little Plants® brand is a new plant-forward, protein offering from Hormel Foods. The brand’s flagship product is a ground plant-based protein alternative containing 20 grams of non-GMO plant protein, with no preservatives, no cholesterol and is gluten-free.

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