FMI provides leadership for our industry and member companies as we work to develop sustainability tools and resources to help reduce waste, source more sustainable products, increase recycling rates, improve packaging and focus on the "green business case" for new programs and tools to help you with implementing these initiatives.
FMI’s Sustainability Executive Committee, comprised of executives from our retail and wholesale members provides leadership, insight and expertise on an ongoing basis.
FMI has several tools and resources to assist you with Sustainability.
Getting Started Tools
Packaging & Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
FMI Webinar on FTC "Guide to Green Marketing" Now Available The "What Retailers and Wholesalers Need to Know About the NEW FTC Green Guides" webinar is now available. Presented by attorneys with Keller and Heckman, the webinar addresses guideline changes and implications of its guidance regarding "green" marketing. Topics included:
•General environmental benefit claims
•Certifications and seals
What's Your Sustainability Elevator Speech?
A new FMI toolkit offers concise, customizable strategic language to help executives effectively articulate the business case for sustainability in less than 60 seconds.
On a Mission to Reduce Food Waste
FMI, GMA and the National Restaurant Association are developing an aggressive strategy that will direct more edible food to the hungry and waste away from landfills.
The FMI Sustainable Seafood Retailer Toolkit is a new FREE resource which was created by FMI's Sustainable Seafood Committee. The toolkit will assist food retailers with the integration and implementation of sustainable seafood procurement policies and procedures. In the toolkit you will learn about: making the business case internally; initiating an assessment of your seafood category; developing guidelines to create your own program; connecting with industry peers; partnering with seafood suppliers; partnering with non-governmental organizations; engaging and enlisting the support of store associates and communicating with customers.
FMI has identified key priorities and actions moving forward to help the industry address issues, priorities and develop tools and resources to move forward with sustainability. As reported from the Sustainability Summit, these articles may be helpful. Sustainability Watch-Jeanne von Zastrow, Food Marketing Institute Sustainability Watch- Narrowing the Atlantic Divide
FMI is creating The Business Case For Sustainability, a new FREE toolkit to help them articulate the ROI of sustainability throughout their companies.
FMI is part of an industry coalition called the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, learn more about it in this article "On a Mission To Reduce Food Waste"
FMI Reinstitutes Community Outreach Awards, Announces Winners
Uncovering Possibilities: Food Retailers Address Sustainable Business Choices through Unexpected Models
Tools for Product Stewardship-Earth 911
FTC "Guide to Green Marketing" Webinar
Industry Food Waste Efforts
Seafood Toolkit Buyer Category Guide
FMI Packaging Brief
Food Waste Reduction Alliance Project
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