Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility
Along with food safety, customers want to know their food producers are green, control their water consumption, use alternative energies like solar-power, reduce wasteful packaging and more. Yet, sometimes, these important sustainable measures can be costly to operations. Companies must leverage efficient green systems and be aware of cost-saving tax credits for the states they operate in. These companies achieve increases in productivity, improved labor utilization and enhanced equipment utilization
Farmers, retailers, restaurants and food manufacturers often donate excess inventory for charitable use. Tax deductions may be available.