FMI offers sustainability guide for commodities

by Jeff Gelski
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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Food Marketing Institute has launched its “Sustainable Sourcing Guide for High-impact Commodities,” which is designed for retailers. The guide focuses on such commodities as sugar cane, cocoa, paper/pulp, coffee, soy, palm oil and beef.

The guide gives an overview on each commodity. It includes environmental impacts for each commodity as well as sustainable sourcing questions and product certification opportunities.

“For food retailers, sustainable sourcing is critical to long-term success as availability concerns increase,” said Jeanne von Zastrow, senior director for sustainability for Arlington-based FMI. “Through collaboration, industries can reduce stress on the environment and volatility in the cost of commodities that businesses depend on for survival.”

The “Sustainable Sourcing Guide” can be found at the FMI website.
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