EDF statement from Tom Murray, Vice President, EDF+Business
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA), which includes Danone North America; Mars, Incorporated; Nestlé USA; and Unilever United States, today released a set of climate policy principles to accelerate and guide the development of federal climate legislation.
What does it take to be one of the most reputable companies in the world? We think it starts by doing business with purpose and working toward positive impacts we can be proud of. And we’re proud of our efforts being recognized, too.
For the second year in a row, Mars, Incorporated has secured a spot on Reputation Institute’s Global RepTrak® 100. And we’re rising through the ranks for 2019—landing at #69 on this year’s list. For an organization that constantly focuses on action and integrity—we consider this quite the honor.
A leading US Treasurer, Kurt Summers, City of Chicago will share the stage with the Mayors of Hoboken and New Bedford to discuss the role of cities in the fight against climate change. Treasurer Summers runs 100% of Chicago’s corporate investments through an ESG filter and will be providing valuable insight on how to deliver the city of the future.
We explore Mars for many reasons, be it the risk minimization of distributing our species across multiple planets or the fact that our population is growing at a rate that is unsustainable for our Earth’s resources.
In the media storm surrounding the midterm elections, you might have missed an important act of sustainability leadership. Five of the world’s leading brands filed public comments opposing the Administration’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule.
Exactly a year ago on World Food Day 2017, Mars and some of our global partners, said “game on!” to a toxin pervasive in many food supply chains - aflatoxin. Since then people from around the world have been working to investigate new approaches with the objective of creating the demise of aflatoxin. In this case, with a computer simulation called Foldit.
As world leaders came together in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly and Climate Week, it is more important than ever that this convening yields significant action and partnership between business, governments and NGOs. Society is counting on those with leadership responsibility to take action on the big issues facing our global community— including climate change, poverty, obesity, water stress and damage to the world’s ecosystems.
We recently heard from Mars, Incorporated’s chief procurement and sustainability officer, Barry Parkin, about the company’s plan to tackle its ambitious climate goals in an EDF+Business “Business of Sustainability” podcast. Their Sustainable in a Generation plan details Mars’ commitment to procure 100 percent renewable energy.