How Companies Are Striving for Deforestation-Free Supply Chains

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Business
Ian Lifshitz

Companies in a variety of sectors are not letting potential challenges hinder their efforts to achieve a deforestation-free supply chain, however. Rather than allowing potential roadblocks to hamper sustainability efforts, corporations are harnessing technological innovations to achieve environmental and business objectives.

Flood Shuts Down Largest Canadian Beef Plant

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Alberta

HIGH RIVER, Alta. - Flooding in southern Alberta has forced the largest beef plant in Canada to stop slaughtering cattle.Cargill Ltd.'s facility outsi...

Media Relations -- Not for the Faint of Heart

Robert Waite | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada Business
Robert Waite

Handling media relations, whether for a politician, a corporation or an NGO is not for the faint of heart. Or the weak of stomach -- I always tell new-to-the-job media relations specialists to lay in a supply of Maalox. And go easy on the Scotch.

Unaffected Alberta Meat Plant Steps Up Production In Light Of Massive Recall

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - As questions remain about when or if the packing plant at the centre of an E. coli outbreak and beef recall will reopen, another meat compa...

The Recipe for Contaminated Beef? Shoddy Governance

Richard Leblanc | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

The management of XL Foods Inc., which has been in the news for causing the biggest beef recall in Canadian history, has not figured out the most important issue is how the company governs food safety. Neither XL foods or its parent company appear to have any independent directors, who are essential to ensuring internal management does not cut corners. No one likes to be controlled, least of which entrepreneurial employees. However, ask yourself if defective internal controls are worth the price, in terms of reputation and financial loss. It can indeed be a run on the bank if consumers don't have confidence, and it can get worse unless governance checks are put in place.