|NEWSLETTER | FEBRUARY 2018 |
FARM TO MARKET
We’ve Merged! The Rainforest Alliance Joins Forces with Utz
Han de Groot, the CEO of the new Rainforest Alliance and the former executive director of UTZ, reflects on the shared vision that brought the two organizations together, working towards a future where people and nature thrive in harmony. Learn by watching our video.
Collaborating Company Highlights
Aldi, Marks & Spencer Nestlé, Unilever, and Walmart are among the companies reported as “most praised by activists in 2017.” [Source]
Avery Dennison, Carrefour, Costco, Domtar, Kroger Co., McDonald's, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Staples, Tesco, Unilever and Walmart are just some of our collaborating companies recognized in Newsweek's Green Ranking: [Source]
Dagoba tells the story via video of San Juan de Cheni, Peru, a village once terrorized by armed rebels that is flourishing through their commitment to growing sustainable cacao with the support of the Rainforest Alliance. [Source]
Dunkin' Brands announces a switch from styrofoam to a more sustainable cup for their coffee [Source]
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), L'Oreal, McCormick, and Nestlé are among the 2018 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index. [Source]
Mars has pledged to put $1 billion toward cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 67% across its supply chain by 2050 as part of its Sustainability in a Generation plan. [Source]
McDonald's announced a new commitment to sustainability, which could radically alter the amount of trash the world's biggest restaurant chain produces. [Source]
Woolworths Tea produced a new video highlighting the impact of a cup of Rainforest Alliance Certified™ tea. [Source]
The Rainforest Alliance Annual Report
The Rainforest Alliance 2017 annual report is just released, featuring profiles of our extended family, from a field coordinator in Indonesia to an indigenous leader in the Amazon, who bring our mission to life and deliver tangible climate benefits to the world. Learn more...
Rainforests: The Year in Review 2017
Mongabay reveals that while 2017 has been a rough year for rainforests, there were still bright spots, including the establishment of new protected areas, better forest monitoring and research, and progress in recognizing the role local and indigenous communities play in conservation. Learn more...
Follow the Frog 2018!
Get ready to #FollowtheFrog September 10-24th, 2018! The Follow the Frog campaign provides a platform to engage stakeholders such as consumers, customers, employees, and distributors, while spotlighting the meaningful impact of our collaborating companies’ products and initiatives. Learn more...
The State of Green Business 2018
GreenBiz identifies three trends of particular interest: continued commitment of business to sustainability; the growing value financial analysts place on ESG (environmental, social, governance); and the trend toward science-based targets. Learn more...
Recent and Upcoming Events
See below for a selection of events at which Rainforest Alliance experts serve as speakers, panelists, participants, and hosts. View our business website for the full list of events.
February 6-8, 2018 - Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Rainforest Alliance Leadership Summit
May 9, 2018 - New York City, NY, United States
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