Nestlé Purina Joins Field to Market

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Nestlé Purina and Field to Market will work together to engage supply chain to advance the sustainability of cereals and grains used in pet food.

Field to Market is a diverse initiative that joins stakeholders from all levels of the supply chain to create sustainable outcomes for agriculture.

“By joining Field to Market, we will work closely with our suppliers and others to better understand our grain supply chain and improve the impact these ingredients have on the environment,” said Jack Scott, director of sustainability, Nestlé Purina.

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture announced today that Nestlé Purina Petcare, a premiere manufacturer of pet products, has joined the Alliance. As an active member in Field to Market, Nestlé Purina will work together with grower organizations, academia, conservation groups, public sector partners and other leading companies representing over $1.3 trillion in combined revenue to deliver sustainable outcomes for U.S. agriculture.

“Growing the ingredients used in our products takes significant amounts of energy, water and nutrients and generally represents a large share of the total environmental impact of these products,” said Jack Scott, director of sustainability, Nestlé Purina. “By joining Field to Market, we will work closely with our suppliers and others to better understand our grain supply chain and improve the impact these ingredients have on the environment.”

Field to Market’s diverse membership of grower organizations, leading companies, academia, conservation groups and public sector partners provides a platform that unites the agricultural supply chain in creating opportunities for continuous improvement in productivity, environmental quality and human well-being.

“Nestlé Purina has the opportunity to positively influence and catalyze continuous improvement in agricultural production,” said Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market. ”We are pleased to welcome Nestlé Purina to Field to Market and look forward to working with them to engage farmers within their supply chain to advance the sustainability of cereals and grains used in pet food.”

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Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture brings together a diverse group of grower organizations; agribusinesses; food, beverage, restaurant and retail companies; conservation groups; universities and public sector partners to focus on defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production. Field to Market is comprised of nearly 80 members representing all facets of the U.S. agricultural supply chain, with member companies employing 4.1 million people and representing combined revenues totaling over $1.3 trillion. For more information, visit http://www.fieldtomarket.org and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/FieldtoMarket.

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