TEMPE, ARIZ., – October 16th, 2012 – The Sustainability Consortium, an independent global organization that creates sustainability standards for consumer products, is pleased to announce the addition of The J.M. Smucker Company to its growing roster of members. Smuckers will participate in the Food, Beverage and Agriculture Sector Working Group, which is The Consortium’s largest sector containing 45 percent of the categories being covered by The Sustainability Consortium’s Sustainability Measurement and Reporting System in 2012.
The J.M. Smucker Company was founded in 1897 and is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condense milk and health and natural foods beverages. It’s family brands include; Smucker’s®, Folgers®, Dunkin’ Donuts®, Jif®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, Eagle Brand®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Café Bustelo®, Café Pilon™, White Lily® and Martha White® in the United States, along with Robin Hood®, Five Roses®, Carnation® and Bick’s®
About The Sustainability Consortium
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is an independent organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. TSC develops transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives. The Sustainability Consortium advocates for a credible, scalable, and transparent process and system. The organization boasts over 90 members from all corners of business employing over 57 million people and whose combined revenues total over $1.5 Trillion. Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas jointly administer The Sustainability Consortium, with additional operations at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Learn more at www.sustainabilityconsortium.org
Elizabeth Kessler, Marketing Coordinator
The Sustainability Consortium
Arizona State University
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