Big4.com Reports on KPMG Findings About Canadian Sustainability Efforts

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Food, beverage and consumer products manufacturers taking significant steps

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Big4.com, the premier social networking forum for professionals and alumni of Accenture, Andersen, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, PwC has noted a new KPMG report lauds a segment of Canadian business for their sustainability initiatives.

‘Making an Impact: Environmental Sustainability Initiatives in Canada’s Food, Beverage and Consumer Products Industry’ was released recently by Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) and KPMG LLP (KPMG). Big4.com reports it includes research showing that Canada’s food, beverage and consumer products manufacturers are conserving water, improving energy efficiency, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and encouraging sustainable packaging initiatives.

The data was gathered from 32 of Canada’s leading food, beverage and consumer product manufacturers and found, among other things, that 88 percent of companies surveyed have an environmental strategy in place. As well, over 90 percent of respondents have environmental initiatives addressing energy and water reductions while 88 percent are working to reduce waste.

Phil Ludvigsen, Director, Carbon Advisory Services, KPMG LLP commented on the findings:
“We’re seeing companies dedicate vast resources – both financial and human – to help create and implement their environmental sustainability strategies. These dedicated resources are much more than ‘going green’ – these are fundamental shifts to their business models with a view to positive results for all stakeholders,” he said.

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