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When it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR), consumers say they want more than just aspiration-based mission statements, says new research from Cone Communications. The 2012 corporate social trend tracker points out that 84% of Americans hold companies accountable for producing and communicating the results of sustainable responsibility commitments by going beyond the mission to communicate progress against well-defined purpose. Some 40% even say they won’t purchase a company’s products or services if CSR results aren’t conveyed.
GreenDustries Packaging has developed new pleated, gusseted, multidimensional foodservice package structures that maximize function and design with added value. Research has found the PleatPak and the Magic Bag, to be some of the most environmentally sound fast-food packaging around.
More than ever, businesses are gearing up to help the environment, and regulators are preparing new guidelines to police them, but consumers aren’t paying as much attention if it’s going to cost more, as shoppers are resisting premium prices.
ShopRite is rolling out what it says is the first compostable, nonwoven, reusable shopping bag in the U.S., while BASF partners with the Seattle Mariners to launch compostable snack bags.
Companies ahead of the sustainability curve are ‘writing the rules,’ according to a guide detailing the new phases of sustainability and energy efficiency.
Kellogg Co.’s bakeries again earn the EPA's ENERGY STAR certification as its plants around the world reduce more energy. Seven of the company’s U.S. bakeries have earned the certification, in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide.
The Greendex annual study conducted by the National Geographic Society and GlobeScan recently ranked the United States dead last for sustainable behavior. The survey polled 17,000 consumers in 17 different countries, asking participants about such things as energy use, conservation, transportation choices, food sources, the use of ‘green’ products, attitudes toward the environment and sustainability, and knowledge of environmental issues.
Packaging Strategies' Eighth Annual Sustainable Packaging Forum, Sept. 11-13, in Pittsburgh, will feature what it says are the most important topics and speakers in the event’s history.
On-Demand: SQF 2000, FSMA, ISO 22000/PAS220 and other standards continue to gain traction in an attempt to create safer foods and beverages.
Effects of Organic Production on Food Quality is the first comprehensive book on how organic production methods influence the safety and quality of foods, based on an unbiased assessment of the latest scientific findings. The title is a 'must-have' for everyone working within the food industry.
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Written by Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery editors, our Operations Weekly weekly enewsletter provides bakers and snack food manufacturers with up-to-the-minute news, ideas and industry trends.