|NEWSLETTER | September 2018 |
FARM TO MARKET
Follow the Frog 2018 is Almost Here!
Our annual Follow the Frog campaign will take place Sept. 10-24, 2018, and we invite YOU to join us; to engage stakeholders, educate consumers on your sustainability commitments, and drive awareness and sales of your Rainforest Alliance Certified™ products. Find resources to get started, and subscribe for the latest updates on this year’s campaign!
Collaborating Company Highlights
|Costa Coffee’s 6,000 self-serve Express coffee bars in the UK are now serving 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee and a new video spotlighting this commitment is imbedded in the self serve machines. [Source]|
|Kroger grocery chains, which offers Rainforest Alliance Certified flowers, plants, chocolate, coffee, tea and more, will phase out the use of plastic bags in its stores. [Source]|
|McDonald’s is continuing the #ScaleForGood program with the help of Starbucks and Closed Loop Partners to form the NextGen Cup Consortium, developing next generation of recyclable and/or compostable cup systems. [Source]|
|Tesco became the first retailer in the United Kingdom to sell Rainforest Alliance Certified orange juice in August 2018.|
|Wawa achieved their 2018 sustainable coffee goal to source 100% of the made to order cold brew coffee and espresso drinks from Rainforest Alliance Certified beans. [Source]|
How Utz Is Grinding Towards Sustainability
Melanie Mokken, Market Development Manager for Australia and New Zealand at UTZ and the Rainforest Alliance, was interviewed for “The Good News Movement” about the impacts of sustainable sourcing, and its increasing demand by consumers for companies to source "with the environment in mind." Learn more...
Community: The Secret To Stopping Deforestation In Guatemala
Community forestry is founded on the idea that people who make their living from the forest have a strong incentive to protect it. And it works. Since 1999 the Rainforest Alliance has been working in forest concessions of Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve, which boast a near-zero deforestation rate while improving community members’ livelihoods. Learn more...
Measuring the Impact and ROI of Corporate Sustainability
Businesses are under increasing scrutiny and pressure from stakeholders and society to become more accountable for their environmental and societal impacts. Those who have committed to do so can choose from an increasing variety of reporting frameworks. Which reporting framework to choose, and what does it take to implement them? Learn more...
Accountability Framework Initiative Public Consultation
The Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) has just taken a major step forward in the effort to accelerate progress and improve accountability for ethical supply chain commitments in agriculture and forestry. AFi invites feedback on the Frameworks draft, to help shape its development and transform supply chains. Learn more...
Recent and Upcoming Events
Experts from the Rainforest Alliance are speakers, panelists, participants, and hosts at many events around the world, such as these. For a full list of events, view our business websites.
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