(WASHINGTON – April 10, 2019) The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA), which includes Danone North America; Mars, Incorporated; Nestlé USA; and Unilever United States, today released a set of climate policy principles to accelerate and guide the development of federal climate legislation.
“Today’s announcement by four of the world’s biggest food companies is a sign of growing momentum for federal climate policy. The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance’s climate policy principles make a powerful case for action and highlight the specific challenges and opportunities that climate change poses to the food and agriculture sector.
“The climate challenge is more urgent than ever, and demands a bigger response from businesses than just cutting their own emissions. SFPA companies are rising to the challenge by urging Congress to enact policies – including a carbon pricing system – that drive down greenhouse gas emissions across the entire economy and increase resiliency in the face of climate change.
“The most underutilized tool companies have to fight climate change is their political influence. The future of our economy and environment depend on business leaders’ willingness to put this tool to use.”
– Tom Murray, Vice President, EDF+Business
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