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Sponsored Content: Bonsai Produce’s Commitment to Sustainable Transportation Practices for a Greener Future

- Blue Book Services
In the realm of sustainable produce distribution, optimizing transportation holds a key position in curbing fuel usage and emissions. By leveraging existing resources and employing various strategies, distributors can actively contribute to environmental conservation.

CPMA members urge government to support its sustainability efforts

- General News
On May 30, fresh produce industry representatives from the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and the Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC) met with Parliamentarians and government officials at Farm to Plate 2023 held in Ottawa.

Blackstone buys majority stake in Copeland, formerly Emerson Climate

- General News
Blackstone and Emerson today announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have completed the previously announced acquisition of a majority stake in Emerson’s Climate Technologies business in a transaction valuing the business at $14.0 billion.

US Foods highlights CSR progress in 2022 report

- General News
US Foods Holding Corp. – one of America’s leading foodservice distributors – announced today the release of the company’s 2022 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.

Measure to Improve introduces new sustainability programs and services

- General News
Following their annual strategic planning meeting in January 2023, which featured industry leaders, government officials, and retail influencers, Measure to Improve, LLC (MTI) identified several initiatives for the company to achieve in 2023.

Canada’s first agri-food sustainability index launched

- General News
Canada has published its first sustainability index for the country’s agriculture and food sector, the National Index on Agri-Food Performance, as a pilot.

Measure to Improve and Equitable Food Initiative partner for successful pilot program and case study

- General News
Measure to Improve (MTI) and Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) partnered for the first time on a pilot program, bringing an innovative approach to building organizational capacity, improving waste management practices, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to three California agricultural facilities.

Copefrut earns CarbonNeutral Certification in South America

- General News
After two consecutive years of neutralizing emissions originated in the international transport of its organic apples, Chilean exporter Copefrut takes another step within the framework of its sustainability policy, achieving the CarbonNeutral Product certification from Climate Impact Partner.

Biodegradable PLU labels and alternatives

- Analysis
Nations of the European Union, led by France, are starting to mandate that PLU labels on fruits and vegetables must be “home compostable.” Those little plastic labels that we use in this country (apart from having the annoying quality of sticking to your kitchen counter once you take them off) are not compostable. 

The Produce Reporter Week in Review – April 28, 2023

- Analysis
Pamela visits with Greg from the expo floor of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association annual convention, which was its largest ever despite the rising costs for travel. She says the Canadian produce industry is showing a strong commitment to sustainability, such as reducing plastic in packaging.