Two Major U.S. Organization Sign on to Ceres & WWF AgWater Challenge

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Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have announced that Target, the U.S. general merchandise retailer with more than 1,800 stores, and Archer Daniels Midland Company, one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, have joined the AgWater Challenge. The two companies’ new water stewardship commitments were shared at the Financial Times Water Summit in London.Ceres and WWF first launched the AgWater Challenge in 2016 to encourage better water stewardship among the world’s most influential food and beverage companies. Target and ADM join seven participating companies that have made commitments to better protect freshwater resources in their agricultural supply chains. With the global food sector using 70 per cent of the world’s freshwater supply, food and beverage companies play an important role in protecting water quality and quantity.“We welcome Target and ADM’s new commitments to reduce their water impacts,” said Eliza Roberts, a senior manager at Ceres. “We encourage more companies to take action to go further faster in their efforts to preserve and protect freshwater resources for generations to come.”

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