World Wildlife Fund Sustainability Works

filtered by category: Supply Chain Management

  • Date: 16 March 2015

On March 3, a group of stakeholders from producers and processers, to retailers and packers, and NGO’s, including World Wildlife Fund, launched the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. We sat down with Wayne Fahsholtz, past president and CEO of Padlock Ranch in Wyoming, and founder of AgWin Group, a ranch management consulting service, to talk with him about the role the ranching community plays in the production of sustainable beef.

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  • Date: 12 March 2015

The time has finally come to bring the global seafood business into the 21st Century.

Today, wild-caught seafood – one of the most highly traded food commodities – moves from producers to consumers through a supply chain that is global, diffuse, complex, and in most cases highly opaque.

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  • Date: 12 February 2015
  • Author: Erin Simon, WWF

On Feb. 6, the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted a roundtable, “Innovative Partnerships to Improve China's Meat Supply Chains.” Speakers discussed how industry, policymakers, and NGOs can support the modernization of China's meat supply chains to ensure domestic and global food safety. As a part of that event, Erin Simon from World Wildlife Fund shared with the panel an innovative partnership between WWF and packaging company, Sealed Air, to minimize the environmental footprint of poultry, and to implement best practices for better food safety, sustainable packaging, storage, and retail distribution of poultry products in China.

See our new infographic for more information about the global effect of China's poultry industry (PDF).

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  • Date: 16 December 2014

With a family history in farming that spans more than 90 years, the McCartys knew a major change was needed to brace for volatile milk pricing and water scarcity. With ingenuity and a creative approach, the McCartys run three full-scale dairy operations producing 60,000 gallons of milk each day, as well as a condensed milk processing plant in partnership with The Dannon Company, Inc., that extracts 39,000 gallons of water from the milk before it is transported each day.

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  • Date: 04 November 2014

With a sustainability mindset from day one, Joseph Gallo Farms aims to maximize the operational efficiencies of its business while working toward a goal of zero emissions and zero waste.

Joseph Gallo founded his namesake business more than 65 years ago, pioneering the art of sustainable cheesemaking.

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  • Date: 23 October 2014

We recently sat down with Bob Langert, McDonald's vice president of sustainability, to learn more about how environmental stewardship is playing a part in the company's decision making.



Bob Langert, vice president of sustainability, McDonald's

What does sustainability mean to McDonald’s?

For McDonald’s, sustainability is all about creating shared value – for our business and the world in which we operate. We truly believe that we can grow our business by making a positive difference.

We now have a bold 2020 Framework that is guiding our work, centered on Five Pillars: Food, Sourcing, People, Community and Planet. We’ve developed measurable, forward-looking goals in areas like energy efficiency that prove the linkage between good business and good sustainability. For example, we are aiming to reduce our energy usage in company-owned restaurants by 20% by 2020. It is our #1 environmental impact for both company-owned and franchised restaurant operations, reducing our carbon footprint and our annual energy bill, estimated at over $2 billion.

Sustainability also means living Our Values every day, and making decisions based on these values. Doing the right thing has, and always will be a critical part of who we are as a company.

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  • Date: 16 October 2014
  • Author: Amy Smith

Domtar Corporation recently reached a major milestone: selling its five millionth ton of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified uncoated fine paper. This is a first for the North American market and marks an important step in Domtar’s larger goal of 100 percent FSC certified sourcing.

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  • Date: 17 July 2014
  • Author: Brian Kennell, President and CEO, Tetra Pak Inc

Today, leaders in the environmental community and among the world’s largest corporations are setting their goals high and looking at issues of sustainability across supply chains and discovering what advantages might come their way in a circular economy. To these leaders, the days of promoting recycling and holding their efforts up as examples of global environmental leadership are long gone. The fact is, recycling, which addresses the back end of a product’s life cycle, has gone beyond ‘the accepted’ to ‘the expected’ across the world. Still, the world’s migration to recycling practices is a story of unprecedented partnership and leadership, and my company has been proud to be an industry leader in the recycling movement.

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  • Date: 09 July 2014

Celebrating an Anniversary with Progress for the Planet


One year ago, WWF renewed our partnership with The Coca-Cola Company through 2020. We expanded our collaboration to more deeply engage across the Company’s value chain; involve additional partners to achieve greater scale and impact; and spark commitments from businesses, governments, and consumers to take action to value, conserve, and protect the planet’s natural resources, with a focus on fresh water. Together, we are trying to address the natural resource challenges that impact fresh water.

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  • Date: 19 February 2014
  • Author: Brigid Milligan, WWF

CEOs don’t need to be convinced that sustainability is important; they need to be convinced that now is the time to act. As the recent 2013 UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study on Sustainability found, the majority -- 84 percent -- of CEOs believe that business should lead efforts to define and deliver sustainable development goals. An overwhelming majority -- 93 percent-- view sustainability as important to the success of their business.

The study surveyed 1,000 CEOs across 103 countries and found that business leaders view sustainability as vital for their business’ growth, success and development. Additionally, more than three-fourths see sustainability as an opportunity for innovation and growth.

Despite accepting the importance of sustainability, many of these business leaders are challenged by a slew of obstacles that they believe prevents them from integrating sustainability into their business models.

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