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SFPA signs open letter in support of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2020 – Today, the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA), including members Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States, joined leading members of the business community in signing an open letter to Members of Congress in support of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. Supporting our pregnant and parenting employees is … Continued


SFPA Urges USDA to Provide Waiver Flexibility to School and Child Nutrition Program Operators

On August 19, SFPA, along with Beech-Nut Baby Food, General Mills, Kellogg’s and Nestlé USA, wrote to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to urge the administration to provide critical waiver flexibility to school and child nutrition program operators so they can serve meals to children in the coming school year. Read the full letter here. … Continued


SFPA Joins AASA and Others to Urge Congress to Extend USDA’s School Meals Waivers

On August 19, SFPA joined the School Superintendents Association (AASA) and over 30 other organizations to call on Congress to extend waiver authorities for the COVID-19 school nutrition rules granted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the upcoming school year, ensuring students will safely receive meals despite uncertainties driven by the pandemic. Read … Continued


SFPA advocates for the extension of USDA waiver authority for WIC in upcoming coronavirus relief legislation

On July 31, SFPA joined with the National WIC Association, 60 national organizations and more than 350 local service-provider agencies from all 50 states to urge Congress to extend U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) waiver authority for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) through September 30, 2021 in the next … Continued


SFPA Comments on DOL Proposal Regarding Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments

SFPA submitted a comment in response to the Department of Labor’s proposal to restrict the use of environmental, social and governance (ESG) focused investments in employer sponsored retirement plans. As businesses working to solve climate change through our own practices and by driving science-based U.S. policy action, we believe DOL’s proposal is short-sighted and out … Continued


SFPA Releases Packaging & Recycling Policy Priorities

The SFPA developed a set of Packaging and Recycling Policy Priorities that showcase our commitment to improving access to recycling, transforming waste management to a circular system and establishing consistent standards and enhancing measurement across the recycling ecosystem.


SFPA Commends Senators on their Leadership on Climate Legislation

The Growing Climate Solutions Act introduced by Senators Braun, Stabenow, Graham, and Whitehouse is an example of legislation that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create value for the food supply chain.


SFPA Urges Congressional Leadership to Support Temporarily Boosting Resources through SNAP, WIC and School Meals

The SFPA sent a letter to Congressional leadership, urging support for feeding assistance programs, which act not only as a first defense against food insecurity but also help stimulate local economies. 


SFPA Urges That Food and Agriculture Workers Receive Heightened Priority for COVID-19 Testing and Protective Measures

The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA), whose founding members include Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States, sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, to urge that food and agriculture workers, as part of an essential industry, be heightened in priority for access to expedited testing, personal protective equipment (PPE) and any other forthcoming treatments related to COVID-19.


The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance Comments on School Meals Program

The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA) has submitted comments on USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service’s proposed rule: “Simplifying Meal Service and Monitoring Requirements in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.”