Fortune recognizes Abbott for creating positive social impact through business
Today Fortune magazine announced its "Change the World" list, recognizing companies that are delivering shared value by making an important social or environmental impact through their core business strategy and operations. Fortune included Abbott on the list of leading companies, highlighting work to help dairy farmers through a nutrition supply chain initiative.
To drive social impact through business in India, Abbott invests not just in products but in dairy farmers themselves.
Through partnership, Abbott is providing farmers – especially women farmers— with the training and support they need to produce better milk and grow their businesses. This shared value approach is delivering dramatic results – transforming the lives of farmers and their families, while strengthening our nutrition business.
I often refer to Slow Money as “the CSA of investing.” As with community-supported agriculture, our efforts revolve around informal, direct relationships and shared risk. Slow Money funding is flowing in a variety of ways in dozens of communities across the United States (and a few in Canada and France) — peer-to-peer lending, investment clubs, angel networks and pitch fests at public events large and small.
In 2014, 8.2 billion Tetra Pak packages filled with milk or other nutritious drinks reached 66 million children all around the world. In cooperation with governments, food processors, development agencies and NGO’s, Tetra Pak and Tetra Laval Food for Development are supporting practical implementation of school milk programmes around the world. Some recent highlights are:
What's new? We have two new ice-cream flavors: Cookies & Cream and Vanilla Chocolate Chip - both are gluten free! Albert Straus speaks out at the NOSB meeting in Portland, a bit of Straus Family Creamery history, and the majority of dairies in Marin and Sonoma Counties are certified organic.
Two beloved flavors, with Straus Family Creamery’s authentic, fresh dairy taste
Petaluma, Calif., May 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Just in time for summer and in response to the growing demand for gluten-free desserts, Straus Family Creamery is proud to announce two new ice-cream flavors: Cookies & Cream, and Vanilla Chocolate Chip. Cookies & Cream is the first and only certified organic, gluten-free version of this flavor on the market today.
Northern California, organic, artisan dairy is the newest addition to UCSB’s innovative sustainable food program
Petaluma, Calif., February 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Northern California organic dairy pioneer Straus Family Creamery is pleased to introduce organic, 5-gallon bag-in-box milk, a brand new wholesale product designed especially for foodservice operations. Already in the glasses of thousands of University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) students, this milk fits seamlessly with the growing sustainable food movement on college campuses, including the University of California system.
We believe that consumers have a fundamental right to know what we are eating and feeding our children. Labeling foods containing GMOs will empower consumers to make informed choices. We believe in empowering consumers so that we can affect positive change in the US food system.