Smallholders are vital to the concept of meaningful sustainable commodity production. They are not only significant producers of wood-based and agricultural products, but they rely on forest and farm land for their livelihoods,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, speaking yesterday at Innovations Forum’s Sustainable Landscape Conference 2018. “If we fail to integrate them meaningfully into global supply chains, we fail in promoting sustainability in general and more specifically, the sustainable livelihoods of hundreds of million rural based families.” Addressing the unique needs of smallholders - which differ from country to country, from community to community, from sector to sector – requires bottom-up processes. Processes that ensure smallholders are an integral part of the conversation on establishing and securing the future of sustainable supply chains. “One size doesn’t fit all,” Mr Gunneberg emphasized. Click read more below for additional detail.
Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com), a leading supplier of metal packaging products worldwide, has achieved an “A-” ranking (on a scale from A-F) for the climate change strategy outlined in its first annual CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) submission. This program cycle’s evaluation included a total of 2,449 companies globally, with the average program ranking being a “C.” Crown’s submission reflects data collected from the Company’s operations across 40 countries for the period of January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.
Crown’s ranking places the Company in the “Leadership” tier, the highest level that can be attained. This achievement is based on the Company’s excellent performance in the following categories: Governance and Strategy, Risk and Opportunity Management and Emissions Management.
“Our World-Class Performance (WCP) program, which focuses on raising performance standards and improving efficiencies in every aspect of our global operations, has served as the backbone of our sustainability efforts for over two decades,” statedTimothy Donahue, President and Chief Executive Officer of Crown. “The high ranking we received for our inaugural CDP submission is a direct reflection of our commitment to the WCP program and the results it has generated. Crown remains committed to raising the standard of excellence by which we operate and we look forward to sharing our continued progress.”
Crown has committed to a 10% reduction of CO2 emissions and a 5% reduction in energy from its production by 2020, calculated for its standardized production using 2015 data as a baseline.
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