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Sustainability

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. 

FWRA Tier 3 Study Analysis of U.S. Food Waste Among Food Manufacturers, Retailers and Restaurants This is the second report of the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA), a collaborative effort between the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), and National Restaurant Association (NRA) to assess, analyze, and reduce food waste both collectively and individually. This report analyzes survey data on food waste donation, reuse and recycling, and disposal.
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Fisheries Improvement Project Report Cover Fisheries Improvement Project Report
This publication is designed to share insights on how retailers and seafood suppliers can engage in meaningful activities with other stakeholders in the seafood supply chain to influence adoption of sustainable fishery and aquaculture practices. Case studies are used to explore the experiences of leading seafood industry companies and to demonstrate the value of engaging in FIPs.
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Making the Business Case for Sustainability: A Guide for Practitioners
This tool was created by FMI's Sustainability Executive Committee to assist sustainability leaders in making the compelling business case for sustainability with senior leadership. It provides a practical approach, links to key resources and dozens of specific company examples.
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Food Industry Alliance Publishes Toolkit for Reducing Food Waste

The Food Waste Reduction Alliance created a toolkit to help businesses cut down on the estimated 80 billion pounds of food waste that ends up in landfills every year in the U.S. The best practices cover topics including technologies for recycling food, plans for avoiding food waste and strategies for overcoming obstacles such as supply chain issues that get in the way of food donations.