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Kraft Foods Expands Sustainability Goals

September 29th, 2011 :: By Thinking Ahead Editor in Sustainability, Uncategorized

Kraft Foods recently announced the addition of transportation and agriculture commodities to its sustainability goals for the 2010-2015 timeframe.1 Kraft plans to increase sustainable sourcing of agriculture commodities 25 percent by the year 2015, a commitment that reflects a current trend in the food and beverage industry to focus on supplier sustainability.1

 

Along with its commitment to sustainable agriculture commodity sourcing, Kraft Foods also plans to reduce energy-related emissions, water consumption and waste at its manufacturing plants by 15 percent.1

A company’s sustainability mission can take many different directions. However, it is important to recognize the connection between sustainability and the supply chain. Leveraging supply chain innovation can affect sustainable product design and manufacturing, leading to environmentally conscious products and processes.

Kraft Foods is on the right track by focusing on sustainability sourcing. How is your company integrating sustainability into its supply chain?

1 http://www.kraftfoodscompany.com/MediaCenter/country-press-releases/us/2011/Pages/multi_media_05112011.aspx

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