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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. 

Latest Updates

  • The FMI Sustainable Executive Committee, comprised of 20 retail/wholesale company sustainability leaders, is developing a Sustainable Sourcing Guide for High Impact Commodities for FMI members. This guide will feature a one page information sheet for each commodity, with suggested questions that buyers and category managers can use/customize as they engage their suppliers on both environmental and social sustainability practices. 
  • The Food Waste Reduction Alliance, which is led by FMI, GMA and The National Restaurant Association will be releasing the third industry study on food waste in mid-November.  This will be the second survey helping to benchmark the destination of food waste as well as identifying opportunities and hurdles that FWRA can help solve. For more information visit http://www.foodwastealliance.org
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.
Download the free report here.


Food Industry Alliance Publishes Toolkit for Reducing Food Waste

The Food Waste Reduction Alliance, which includes FMI, the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the National Restaurant Association 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.

 

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.

Download the free resource here.