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Food, Beverage, and Agriculture

Protecting living systems and supporting human rights and livelihoods

Food, beverage, and agriculture businesses embracing ambitious environmental and social commitments can spur innovation, meet evolving consumer preferences, navigate investor scrutiny, and create long-term value for business and society.

They have an opportunity to strengthen the international food system and support the well-being of people and communities while protecting and restoring critical ecosystems by tackling a range of issues, including:

  • Farmer livelihoods and living wages for workers
  • Community and worker rights, health, and safety
  • Forced labor
  • Climate change
  • Deforestation
  • Single-use plastics
  • Animal welfare

27%

In 2020, agriculture employed 27 percent of the global workforce.

31%

31 percent of global human-caused GHG emissions come from agri-food systems.

35%

Out of agri-food’s total GHG emissions, 35 percent comes from supply chain factors.

How We Can Help

Adding Value to Your Business and Society

We work with restaurants, retailers, processors, input suppliers, and growers through a variety of offerings, including:

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Materiality assessments

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Human rights impact assessments and policy development

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Setting meaningful and ambitious sustainability targets

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Setting science-based climate targets and implementing Scope 3

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Setting living-wage standards

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ESG reporting and frameworks

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Developing and strengthening sustainable procurement programs

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Supplier empowerment

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Stakeholder engagement

Who We Work With

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Case Studies

Developing a Climate Justice Framework

BSR worked with Unilever to provide the company with a deeper understanding of the concept of climate justice and its implications across different communities throughout the value chain.

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Sustainability Insights

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Investing in Women Workers: How Training has Helped Build Financial Resilience in Shea Supply Chains

For companies looking to improve outcomes for workers in agricultural supply chains, explore key takeaways from a pilot program developed for women in Northern Ghana’s shea supply chains by BSR, the Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation, and partners.

Collaboration

Collective Solutions for Meaningful Impact

Our cross-sector collaborative initiatives and partnerships ensure that no company is alone in addressing systemic sustainability challenges. Collaboration is a powerful enabler for companies seeking to transform their businesses, while making a meaningful impact.

Our Experts

Depth of Experience and Knowledge

Our team has extensive boardroom and field experience with food, beverage, and agriculture companies.

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Jorgette Mariñez

Managing Director, Advisory Services

New York

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Cliodhnagh Conlon

Director, Consumer Sectors

Paris

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Elisa Niemtzow

Vice President, Consumer Sectors and Membership

Paris

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Giulio Berruti

Director, Climate Change

Copenhagen

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Salah Husseini

Director, Human Rights

Paris

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Claudio Formisano

Associate Director, Human Rights

Paris

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Emma Giloth

Manager, Consumer Sectors

San Francisco

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Laura Donnelly

Director, Nature

New York

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Olivia Li

Manager, Transformation

Shanghai

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Kelly Scott

Manager, Human Rights

Hong Kong

Let’s talk about how BSR can help you to transform your business and achieve your sustainability goals.

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