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Sustainable Sourcing

Sustainable Sourcing Panel
One of the key imperatives for the food retail industry is to understand and move to sourcing sustainable products and packaging.  Sourcing more sustainable high impact commodities (like palm oil and paper products) and procuring products and packaging from suppliers who have implemented resource conservation measures and social responsibility commitments provide new opportunities for innovation, brand building, risk reduction, long-term profitability and increased consumer and employee engagement.  What follows are helpful resources to build your expertise and operations toward more sustainable products.

Certification and Education Organizations

  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
  • Rainforest Alliance
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and Sustainable Palm Oil Platform
  • Sustainable Food Lab page on Ag and Development