Washington, April 26, 2022 – The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA) signed on to a letter alongside over 40 brands that calls on Congress to build upon the 2021 Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act with a package that will improve the nation’s energy security and economic competitiveness, while reducing energy costs for consumers. The letter, which was led by Ceres, a nonprofit organization working with capital market leaders to solve the world’s greatest sustainability challenges, aligns with key aspects of SFPA’s Climate Policy Principles.
The letter reads, “In order to realize the full benefits of the IIJA and the revitalization of American manufacturing that is necessary to catch up to and command growing global markets, America urgently needs further investments in its economic infrastructure, with clean energy and advanced manufacturing at its core. Timing is of the essence. While we have built a strong foundation to grow a clean energy economy, uncertainty associated with delay is threatening to undermine our existing U.S. clean energy supply chain and investments. Congress must act without delay to both realize its future goals for clean energy and innovation while avoiding imminent harm to what we’ve built so far. Accelerating the transition to affordable clean energy will strengthen America’s global competitiveness as businesses become less dependent on volatile, traditional energy markets, freeing up money to invest into innovation, manufacturing, and employment.”
About the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance
The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance seeks to accelerate the pace of change in the food industry through individual company leadership and collective support for public policies that raise the bar and inspire further action in this critical journey. As some of the world’s best-known food companies, founding members Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States recognize our responsibility to drive positive change for the people who use our products, the people who supply them, and the planet on which we all rely. To learn more about the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, visit www.foodpolicyalliance.org.