by Nate Hurst Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer at HP
For a large swath of North America, this past week was, quite literally, a chilling reminder of the impact of a changing climate. In Washington, D.C., for example, we experienced a nearly 50-degree temperature swing these past couple days—moving from bitter lows late last week to a record-breaking high yesterday.
New initiatives include scaling the use of ag tech to generate economic, environmental benefits
SPRINGDALE, Ark., January 15, 2019/3BL Media/ – Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today announced a new partnership to develop and deploy initiatives that support Tyson’s sustainability strategy and help meet increasing consumer demand for more sustainably grown food.
“When we set an objective, we go big at Smithfield Foods to achieve it. This announcement is the culmination of decades spent studying and perfecting the commercial viability of ‘manure-to-energy’ projects. Our investment in these projects underscores our longstanding commitment to sustainability, as well as our promise to produce good food in a responsible way,” said Kenneth M. Sullivan, president and chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Renewable energy agreement is projected to cover 21 sites in Illinois
BENTONVILLE, Ark., SAN JOSE, Calif., October 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Walmart announced that it has reached an agreement with SunPower to have the commercial energy provider install solar systems at 19 stores and two distribution centers in Illinois.
Agriculture accounts for around 9 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The global tally of agricultural emissions is even higher, with estimates ranging from 13 to 24 percent of total GHGs.
As part of its commitment to climate action, Symantec set a goal in 2016 to reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent over a 10-year period (FY16 to FY25 with a FY15 baseline). Through investments in energy conservation and more efficient use of space the company has achieved a 32 percent reduction in GHG emissions in just three years.
As the Chief Environmental Officer for Tyson Foods, I have the pleasure of leading a dedicated team of environmental professionals who collaborate to make sure the company sets strategic goals and makes informed decisions for managing our environmental footprint. Protecting the environment and conserving natural resources is essential for maintaining clean air, water and land in the communities we serve—and we want to be part of the solution.