McCormick Becomes The Top Global Sustainable Food Corporation

McCormick Becomes The Top Global Sustainable Food Corporation

McCormick & Company’s dedication to sustainability and emphasis on what’s right for the long-term vitality of people, communities and the planet while delivering top-tier financial results, has earned the company a top spot in a recent ranking. McCormick’s, a global flavor and spice manufacturer, was named the 13th most sustainable corporation and No. 1 in the food products industry on the 2019 Global 100 Sustainability Index released at the World Economic Forum by Corporate Knights. The company advanced 10 spots from the 2018 rankings and retained the top position among its peers in food. The company says it continues to make progress on commitments to source their ingredients sustainably, improve the resilience, and map the contributions of small farmers, especially women, and reduce the company’s environmental impact by lowering its carbon footprint and reducing solid waste. Environmental Commitments Last year, McCormick made a public commitment to 100% plastic packaging that can be reused, recycled or repurposed by 2025. The company joined The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The commitment, signed by companies representing 20% of all plastic packaging produced globally, aims to create a circular economy for plastics, ultimately eliminating plastic pollution at the source. Also in 2018, the spice seller announced it will open its new global headquarters in Hunt Valley, Maryland, bringing 1,000 employees previously located across four different office buildings into one building that is designed to be LEED Gold certified.
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New regulation to boost the circular economy aspect of EU insect production

New regulation to boost the circular economy aspect of EU insect production

On May 25, delegates of the EU-27 in the EU Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCOPAFF) backed draft regulation aimed at setting EU baseline standards for the validation of insect frass as fertilizer, as part of the EU legislation on animal by-products. The regulation harmonizing the standards for insect frass in the EU will play a pivotal role in bolstering the competitiveness and overall growth of the sector, while enhancing its circularity potential and contributing to generating complementary revenues for insect producers, said EU trade group, the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF). “We expect the standards to enter into force towards the end of this year,”‚Äč said Constantin Muraru, spokesperson for IPIFF.