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Food, Beverage, and Agriculture

Food and beverage value chains depend on the smart use of our natural resources and valuable engagement with individuals and communities that facilitate business, are impacted by business, and ultimately consume products. Food and beverage companies face an increasingly complex operating environment, but have great opportunities for impact.

Food, Beverage, and Agriculture Overview


How We Work


We work from farm to table to help restaurants, retailers, processors, input suppliers, and growers integrate corporate responsibility into core business strategies and operations.

BSR's projects in this sector include helping growers with sustainable farming and capacity-building, partnering with global companies prioritize issues and shape their strategies, engaging stakeholders on challenging sustainability issues, setting globally relevant sustainability targets, and driving collaboration to scale impact. 



Our Focus


  • Climate risk and resilience, including setting science-based targets, climate-smart agriculture, and water and biodiversity impacts
  • Consumer engagement and sustainable lifestyles
  • Human rights and labor conditions
  • Broad and issue-specific stakeholder engagement
  • Strategy development and integration, including materiality analysis
  • Supply chain, including category and raw material spend, risks, and sustainability landscape assessments to prioritize opportunities and develop strategies, goals, policies, and programs
  • Good jobs and the future of work

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Food, Beverage, and Agriculture Members

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Bloomin' Brands, Inc
  • CellMark
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Darden Restaurants
  • Dawn Food Products, Inc.
  • Diageo plc
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Imperial Brands plc
  • McDonald's Corporation
  • Monsanto Company
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Pernod Ricard
  • Restaurant Brands International
  • Sodexo
  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Subway Restaurants, Inc.
  • Unilever
  • US Foods
  • Walmart

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Collaborative Initiatives on Food, Beverage, and Agriculture

Business Action for Women

Business Action for Women

A coalition of business leaders driving progress for women

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Future of Reporting

Future of Reporting

Sharing reporting best practices to improve sustainability performance and enable informed decision-making

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Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Mobilizing the power, resources, and thought leadership of the business community to end human trafficking, including all forms of forced labor and sex trafficking.

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Healthy Business Coalition

Healthy Business Coalition

Convening cross-industry leaders to expand health and well-being across entire value chains

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HERproject™

HERproject™

Unlocking the full potential of women working in global supply chains through workplace programs promoting health, financial inclusion, and gender equality

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Human Rights Working Group

Human Rights Working Group

Working to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights across all industries

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Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

Working toward a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large

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Meet the Team for Food, Beverage, and Agriculture

New York


Jorgette Mariñez

Jorgette Mariñez

Director, Consumer Sectors

New York


Roger McElrath

Roger McElrath

Associate Director

San Francisco


San Francisco


Elisa Niemtzow

Elisa Niemtzow

Managing Director

Paris


Tara Norton

Tara Norton

Managing Director

Paris


Cecile Oger

Cecile Oger

Associate Director

Paris


Meghan Ryan

Meghan Ryan

Associate Director

New York


Lin Wang

Lin Wang

Director

Shanghai


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Contact the Food, Beverage, and Agriculture team with any questions.

Our Insights on Food, Beverage, and Agriculture

Emptier Refrigerators as Social Capital: Redefining the Value of Food in the United States

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Emptier Refrigerators as Social Capital: Redefining the Value of Food in the United States

Our vision is that emptier refrigerators become a badge of social awareness of reducing food waste—and companies can help reach that vision through collaboration.

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General Mills’ Ken Powell Underlines Business Leadership at the BSR Conference 2016

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General Mills’ Ken Powell Underlines Business Leadership at the BSR Conference 2016

At our annual Conference in November, General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell discussed bold leadership and his company's commitment to sustainability.

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Three Ways to Scale Climate-Smart Agriculture in the United States

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Three Ways to Scale Climate-Smart Agriculture in the United States

Large-scale climate action in U.S. agriculture will require a massive, coordinated approach of organizations able to address different regions, commodities, and layers of the value chain.

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Climate Change and Agriculture: Connecting Global Warming to Business Resilience

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Climate Change and Agriculture: Connecting Global Warming to Business Resilience

BSR and Field to Market’s COP21 event on agriculture and climate change highlighted how the agriculture industry’s action to address climate change can also increase farm yields, support the livelihoods of a billion farmers, contribute to food security, and much more.

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