Domtar’s pulp mills are, in essence, biorefineries designed to separate and extract the natural chemical building blocks of wood. Cellulose is used to make paper, but the other biochemicals from wood are also valuable as feedstocks for products ranging from fuels to flavors and fragrances.
Succession planning ensures farms pass between generations smoothly.
Half a Century of Hard Work
Farming is more than just a job. It’s an all-encompassing lifestyle, and it’s not uncommon for farmers to work for 50 years or more on their farms. That’s 50 years of waking up before sunrise, eating lunch in the combine, harvesting till midnight, and working long hours repairing equipment. It’s also 50 years of managing property, equipment, and livestock, often with decades spent establishing relationships with employees, neighbors, suppliers, bankers, advisors, brokers, breeders, and more.
As a participant of the UN High Level Political Forum this week, I’m sharing some Nestlé initiatives aligned with the SDGs but also learning about what more can be done, how we can work with others and can continue to contribute with tangible business solutions.
Monsanto CTO Robb Fraley reflects on his visits with soybean farmers and their discussions on Dicamba.
Helping farmers is what we do at Monsanto, and many of us, myself included, have farming backgrounds. I grew up on a small farm in Illinois and paying attention to what farmers have to say comes pretty naturally — so it’s not only good business for us, it’s what we do by nature.
As the world’s largest food company, and one that connects farmers to consumers, how can Nestlé help shape the future of food systems?
On July 6-7, the company hosted an extraordinary gathering of industry and civil society experts. The Planting the Seeds for the Future of Food conference brought together farmers, academics, industry representatives, NGOs and intergovernmental organisations to explore the issues. The Better Business show was there to make this exclusive podcast.
Nestlé. Enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.
The Food System is facing unprecedented challenges. It needs to meet the nutritional needs of a growing population and grow our food in a manner that does not exceed societal and planetary boundaries. This is against a backdrop of climate change that will strain productivity in many parts of the world and put more pressure on water and land use.
EICC Initiative Convenes Multiple Industries and Stakeholders to Transform Labor Market
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of leading electronics companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains, today announced the launch of its Responsible Labor Initiative to help companies address the root causes of forced labor. This initiative will extend the EICC’s existing world-class standards and programs to other industries, thereby accelerating change through collective influence and action.
Monsanto Vice President Ty Vaughn discusses agriculture's impact on conserving monarch butterfly populations.
I grew up working on my grandparent’s dairy farm in Ohio. My father grew up on that farm and tells stories of his father paying him to pull milkweed out of their fields. It was a weed that threatened their crops. When I first started talking to him four years ago about the importance of reestablishing habitat, including milkweed, on agricultural lands, he thought I was crazy. Now he’s rethinking his position.