SUSTAINABLE FOOD, PROGRESS MADE BUT SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES AHEAD
04/10/2013

NEW REPORT LAYS BARE THE SOPHISTICATED BLEND OF TACTICS LEADING FOOD COMPANIES USE TO MANAGE SUSTAINABLE FOOD

Online PR News – 10-April-2013 – Ottawa ON – Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Important new research from Stratos, the Canadian sustainability consultancy, published today lays clear for the first time both the progress that leading companies are making towards sustainable food and the scale of the challenge emerging in this critical area.

With insights from five leading global food companies, Stratos describes the industry’s toolkit for managing towards sustainable food and the business imperatives for action.

Speaking on the launch of the report, Matt Loose, Director Corporate Sustainability Practice at Stratos said “as consumers we make important decisions about the food we eat on a daily basis. Our work suggests that while leading food companies are making significant strides towards sustainable food, there remains a huge amount of work to do. In making clear why, and how companies can tackle sustainable food we’re hoping to provide direction to companies on this journey.”

John Coyne, Vice President Legal & External Affairs for Unilever Canada, commented on the study “at Unilever we see sustainable food as a vital part of our business, providing a benefit to our consumers, reducing our environmental impact, and contributing to better incomes and livelihoods for farmers. We are pleased to support this important research and believe it is essential reading for organizations seeking to understand sustainable food.”

For further information please visit www.stratos-sts.com or contact Matt Loose (mloose@stratos-sts.com and 613 241 1001). The report can be downloaded from http://www.stratos-sts.com/whats-the-recipe-for-sustainable-food/

For more information on the sustainable food practices of participating companies visit:
• Marks & Spencer: http://plana.marksandspencer.com/
• McCain: http://www.mccain.com/GoodFood/agriculture/Pages/sustainableagriculture.aspx
• Sodexo: http://www.sodexoca.com/caen/corporatecitizenship/corporatecitizenship.asp
• Tim Hortons: http://sustainabilityreport.timhortons.com
• Unilever: http://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/

About Stratos:

Stratos is a specialized management consulting firm that helps businesses, governments and associations recognize and act on environmental, social and economic risks and opportunities.

Stratos helps organizations to understand what sustainable food means and how to improve performance.

For more information, please visit www.stratos-sts.com, or follow us on Twitter (@stratos_sts) or LinkedIn (linkedin.com/company/stratos-inc.)
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