“I once cynically viewed social or environmental impact as a check-the-box task for HR manuals, annual reports or website marketing,” said Mario Paysse of FloWater, but now “it translates into a financial strategy opportunity, not simply a financial trade-off.”
For many large companies, sustainability was viewed as an ancillary project simply to abide by growing consumer sentiment, shareholder demands, and/or legislative requirements.
Nowadays, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become embedded in the core values of many companies across a broad spectrum of industries.
CSR is a business model in which for-profit companies create social and environmental benefits and impacts while driving their organization’s objectives.
This model has been coined the triple bottom line - a focus on people, planet, and profit.
Implementing sustainable business practices has become a win-win-win, especially in driving growth in the foodservice industry.
Learning about a company's products, processes (in manufacturing, packaging, and freight), and environmental goals has become easier than ever before as consumers have more access to information in the digital age.
How can implementing CSR initiatives benefit your operations?
As supply-chains are rebuilt on sustainability, education is key when it comes to implementing the right strategies and investing in the right solutions.
Resources such as StrawFish’s ToolKit are available to help your team navigate greenwashing and source responsibly (did I mention this resource is FREE!).
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