With a growing population, food supply has become one of the greatest challenges of our time. Food production is increasing, but food waste is also growing at the same rate. In many market segments, the number of items that never even reach the end consumer is significant, being thrown out before consumption and causing a negative impact on the entire food processing chain. We know that food waste is a global issue, but many may not be aware of is the staggering reality of the volume of food that is wasted at the retail level.
Only 33 percent of US workers report being engaged in their jobs according to a report issued earlier this year by Gallup. A whopping 51 percent of U.S. employees say they are actively looking for a new job or watching for openings.
So, what drives engagement and what can organizations do to attract and retain the best talent?
BSR’s 25th annual Conference—taking place October 24-26 in Huntington Beach, California—is happening during a critical time in the field of sustainability, with disruptive change affecting every dimension of business.
In celebration of World Water Day on March 22, Xylem launched a month-long volunteer challenge that extended through Earth Day on April 22 for Xylem colleagues across the globe to highlight the importance of water and environmental issues.
The truck plant in Oragadam near Chennai, India, uses a comprehensive environmental protection concept. It aims to protect the climate, conserve valuable resources, and help preserve the natural environment.
Green benefits for mankind and nature
Since the plant went into operation in 2012, Daimler covered 40,000 m2 with vegetation and planted 16,000 trees. In this way, the company aims to preserve habitats for plants and animals.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define a world that promises a flourishing future for human civilization on spaceship Earth. Some companies already embrace the SDGs as their aspirational environmental and social goals. Other companies hesitate, in case attaining some or all the goals’ 169 associated targets by 2030 would be at the expense of company success. There are 12 trillion reasons why their hesitation is unjustified.
Let’s get real: It’s fairly easy for us to pull up to our desks each morning, put our heads down, and not look up till it’s time to go home in the evening. After all, in our rapidly-changing, quickly-moving, information-overloading world, there’s a lot of work to get done.