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The Sustainability Challenge of the Kraft-Heinz Merger

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/what-does-kraft-heinz-merger-mean-sustainability
Kraft, along with Heinz, has drawn criticism for its sourcing practices. According to the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), nearly half of the packaged food found in grocery stores uses palm oil, with increasing demand for a cheaper version leading to deforestation in endangered areas in places such as Malaysia and Indonesia.
Kraft Foods Group, Inc.
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Kraft Foods Group, Inc.

3 Lakes Dr, Northfield, 60093

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Grade b

  • NAGovernance
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  • NASocial
H.J. Heinz Company
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H.J. Heinz Company

1 PPG Place, Pittsburgh, 15222

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Grade b

  • NAGovernance
  • NAEnvironmenal
  • NASocial

"This $40 billion merger focuses on growing profits, but these are too often at the expense of chopped down rainforests and human and labor rights violations, which are driven by the snack food industry’s use of Conflict Palm Oil,” said RAN Agribusiness Campaign Director Gemma Tillack in a press release. “A food company of this scale has a massive global footprint, and needs to be accountable for the social and environmental impacts in its supply chains."

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