Darden's Citizenship Commitment: Plate

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Darden's Citizenship Commitment: Plate

We are continually working to better understand the energy, carbon and water footprint of the foods we serve. 

As a leader in the full-service restaurant industry, Darden understands that what is often most important to our guests is what we serve on each of our plates. 

This is why health and wellness is a strategic issue and we are committed to a thoughtful, forward-looking role in helping address it; while also maintaining a food safety, animal welfare and total quality program to ensure that all of the 425 million meals served annually meet our stringent safety and quality standards. Darden restaurants serve a wide variety of foods, but there is perhaps no food more integral to our company's history than seafood. In fact, seafood is the single largest item in Darden's overall "food basket" which is why we have a vested interest in ensuring that the supply of seafood on which we rely remains available, affordable and meets the quality and safety standards we expect. In Darden's view, the best way to ensure the safety of the food we purchase is to go directly to the source as well as to multiple points across the supply chain. Our objective is to have traceability from "pond to plate" or from "farm to fork." 

More at http://www.darden.com/sustainability/

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FMRs from this campaign

#DardenDigest: Enduring for Social and Environmental Reform in Lobster Sourcing
It’s Lobsterfest at Red Lobster and guests in the United States and beyond are enjoying the flavor and tenderness of this popular seafood. In fact, across all our restaurants, including Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Seasons 52, lobster is our third most consumed seafood.
Feb 24, 2014 2:00 PM ET
#DardenDigest: Advancing Ethical Practices in Seafood Sourcing
How do consumers select what fish they should and shouldn’t buy? How are fishermen conserving the oceans and supporting the availability of seafood in the long-term?
Jan 27, 2014 3:00 PM ET
Darden Digest: The Many Layers of Sustainability
At Darden, our sustainability efforts extend beyond our restaurants to each step of our supply chain. For a closer look at Darden’s and our suppliers’ commitments to sustainability, Darden Digest will regularly feature one of our suppliers and their efforts toward more sustainable operations.
Dec 3, 2013 1:15 PM ET
Darden Digest: Reducing Confusion and Cost for Tomorrow’s Seafood Consumers
I love seafood. In fact, this past weekend I enjoyed some fresh-caught, grilled snapper and later some sautéed shrimp. And I know I wasn’t the only one - the appetite for seafood is increasing around the world.
Nov 18, 2013 4:45 PM ET
Darden Digest: World Food Day Brings Attention to the Need to End Hunger
As a restaurant company, it's impossible to ignore the reality of the need for food. Nearly 49 million Americans — including 16 million children — are at risk of hunger.  And, each year in America, more than 33 million tons of food -- $165 billion worth -- is sent to landfills.
Oct 16, 2013 2:00 PM ET