Submitted by Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture
WASHINGTON, DC, September 19, 2023 /CSRwire/ - Today, Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture™ announced the annual update to its Climate Commitments Hub, which highlights targeted and aspirational commitments made by its members. This update showcases an increase in climate commitments from across Field to Market’s diverse membership sectors – affiliate, agribusiness, brands & retail, civil society, and grower.
Included in the update are climate commitments made by 126 of Field to Market member organizations – an increase from the 117 commitments found this time last year.
This update is launched in conjunction with Climate Week, as organizations from across the globe are coming together to celebrate achievements in climate action as well as explore new opportunities for continued improvement.
Field to Market’s Climate Commitments Hub demonstrates that organizations across the agriculture value chain are focusing greater attention on the changing climate, acknowledging the role their sector is prepared to play in driving lasting change.
“We are proud to see our members setting targeted and aspirational public climate goals and commitments to address climate change,” said Field to Market President Scott Herndon. “We must continue to find ways to collaborate to reach our shared goals, as no one organization can solve this challenge alone. We must work together to accelerate climate action in our agricultural value chain.”
By gathering commitments into this resource, Field to Market enables companies and organizations within the agriculture sector to benchmark their ambition with peers, drive greater climate performance, facilitate pre-competitive collaboration, foster additional research where needed, and promote transparency and accountability for these targets. It also provides the public an opportunity to view climate commitments by sector, exploring the progress organizations have made and what is left to be done.
Field to Market’s Climate Commitments Hub will continue to be updated regularly, with a published report to be launched biennially to reflect the current state of the industry’s commitments and progress.
ABOUT FIELD TO MARKET
Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture™ brings together a diverse group of grower organizations; agribusinesses; food, feed, beverage, restaurant and retail companies; conservation groups; universities and public sector partners to focus on defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, feed, fiber and fuel production. Field to Market is comprised of over 190 members representing all facets of the U.S. agricultural supply chain, with members employing more than 5 million people and representing combined revenues totaling over $1.5 trillion. Learn more at https://fieldtomarket.org.
Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture™ is a leading multi-stakeholder initiative working to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, feed, fiber and fuel production in the United States. We bring together a diverse group of grower organizations; agribusinesses; food, beverage, restaurant and retail companies; conservation groups; universities; and public sector partners to create opportunities across the agricultural supply chain for continuous improvements in productivity, environmental quality, and human well-being. With the world population estimated to exceed 9 billion by 2050, the entire agricultural value chain must work together to efficiently and responsibly lay the groundwork for a more sustainable future. From the farm gate to the retail and restaurant counter, the challenge of producing enough food, feed, fiber and fuel for a rapidly growing population, while conserving our planet’s natural resources has become increasingly complex. The nature of this challenge requires an unparalleled level of transparency and collaboration. By uniting the agricultural supply chain and key stakeholders around a common measurement framework, Field to Market seeks to drive continuous improvement in the sustainability of commodity crop production.