Behind the Brands: Food companies do care what consumers think

Blog: Behind the Brands: Food companies do care what consumers think

When customers speak, businesses listen. It’s an old adage in business that Oxfam and its supporters tested to see if this would be true on issues of sustainability and human rights.

We launched the Behind the Brands Scorecard a year ago, to highlight issues in the supply chains of the Big 10 food and beverage companies: Associated British Foods, Coca-Cola, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Mars, Mondelez, Nestle, PepsiCo, and Unilever.

#WFD2013 in Italy: Taking on the GROW Method

Blog: #WFD2013 in Italy: Taking on the GROW Method

This GROW Week blog post was written by Federico Spadini, Oxfam Italy.

The power of scrutiny – food giants under the spotlight

Blog: The power of scrutiny – food giants under the spotlight

The global food giants are under scrutiny. We launched the Behind the Brands campaign and scorecard on 26 February. Less than three weeks later, the Global Access to Nutrition Index (GANI) was launched. Taken together, the two scorecards shine a light on the policies and operations of the world’s largest food and beverage companies.

Behind the Brands company logos

Blog: Go behind the brands you buy

What do Twinings, Toblerone and Tropicana have in common? The same as Coca Cola, Cheerios and Cadbury's, Ovaltine and Oreos, Pringles and Pop tarts. They're all made by the 'Big 10' food companies, who between them make over $1 billion a day.

Beneficiarios de Oxfam del distrito de Dadeldhura, en el oeste de Nepal, enseñan sus productos. Foto: Jisu Mok/ Oxfam

Blog: ¿Cómo puedes ayudar a reducir el desperdicio de alimentos?

¿Viste los titulares de ayer que explicaban que casi la mitad de los alimentos en el mundo se tiran a la basura?

Oxfam beneficiaries from Dadeldhura district, Western Nepal show off their produce. Photo: Jisu Mok/ Oxfam

Blog: How can YOU help cut down on food waste?

Did you see the headlines yesterday saying that almost half the world’s food is thrown away?

Empty classroom, Mali. Image: Oxfam

Blog: Day 9: Too Few Farmers: A view from the United States

Every perceived ill of US farming boils down to too few farmers working to feed too many people. The challenge is to get more young people farming, and help them through the early years when they must focus on learning their craft.

By Michael O’Gorman. Founder of the Farmer Veteran Coalition

Girls getting essential services. Image: Oxfam

Blog: Day 6: Stop Talking About Equality

Business leaders change behavior when something is in it for them and their companies. If we want them to change the way they do business, we need to stop talking about justice and gender equality, and instead show how a fairer food system means sustainable profits.

By Tinna Nielsen, senior diversity and inclusion consultant

Tierra Madre Food Festival

Blog: Food for Change: the face of a GROWing movement for good, fair food

Last week I joined the Oxfam team in Turin (Italy) to attend Terra Madre & Salone del Gusto – one of the biggest international food fairs in the world. Terra Madre is organized by Slow Food, one of Oxfam’s partners on the GROW campaign.

Subscribe to RSS - consumers