IDFA Applauds Climate-Smart Partnerships and Calls on USDA to Safeguard GHG Reductions in Ag-Food Supply Chains

Michael Dykes, D.V.M., president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), released the following statement today on the $3+ billion announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities:

Aramark Commits to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From the Food It Serves by 25% by 2030

June 14, 2022 Aramark

Aramark announced it is the first contract catering company in the U.S. to sign World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Cool Food Pledge. By signing the Pledge, Aramark is committing to drastically reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the food it serves in the U.S. by 25 percent by 2030.

Performance Food Group Company Adds All-Electric Transportation Refrigeration Units to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Performance Food Group Company  announced the introduction of 10 net-zero emission refrigeration trailers to its fleet at the company’s Gilroy, CA distribution center. Through a partnership with Advanced Energy Machines (AEM), the Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs) are solar-supported electric refrigeration solutions that are capable of supporting our foodservice distribution needs and have the capability of maintaining temperatures down to minus 20 degrees F.

FrieslandCampina and DSM Take Major Step to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Dairy Cattle

March 29, 2022 DSM

It’s a European first by FrieslandCampina: a large-scale pilot project to gain practical experience with Bovaer®, DSM’s innovative feed additive that consistently reduces methane emissions from cows by around 30 percent.

Aramark Commits to Setting Science-based Targets for Emissions Reduction

November 19, 2021 Aramark

Aramark announced its commitment to set enterprise-wide science-based targets, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This commitment follows the company’s announcement earlier this year, of its goal to reduce GHG emissions by 15%, from its 2019 baseline, by the end of 2025 (in the U.S.), and will align the company with the Science Based Target initiative’s new Net-Zero Standard.