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Food Industry Report
Vo.22, No.6
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Tyson Foods Releases 2009 Sustainability Report
Tyson Foods has released its 2009 sustainability report, titled “Rooted In Tradition. Growing Responsibly.” The report highlights the progress and successes the company has experienced in key areas of its business and the report also outlines Tyson's latest sustainability goals.
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Smithfield Sets New Goals in Annual CSR Report
Smithfield Foods is setting new goals for waste reduction, worker safety, food donations, and food safety. The goals are included in its ninth annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. Some of the specific goals included in the report are to reduce natural resource use (energy and water) and solid waste by 10 percent over fiscal 2008 numbers (normalized) by fiscal 2016, maintain 100 percent Pork Quality Assurance Plus Certification for hog production facilities and provide the needy with 1 million servings of food per year and continue to enhance education in local communities.
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Food Processing Sector Supplement Now Available
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has been collaborating with industry and stakeholders over the last 24 months to develop a Food Processing Sector Supplement for sustainability reporting.  This supplement compliments GRIs 2006 G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, which provide a generally accepted framework for the reporting of an organization's social, environmental, and economic performance.
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