Our food system is complex and challenging. And, for us, an inspiration. We work with clients to create trusted supply chains that foster market development, meet customer needs, and create tangible business value. We build customized solutions ranging from strategic sustainability program development, stakeholder partnerships and engagement as well as sustainability measurement, benchmarking, and reporting.

We cover a lot of ground. Our food and agricultural sustainability professionals work with industry groups, agribusiness, NGOs, companies, and cooperatives to chart their sustainability future. And, we have advised individual farming operations to identify key strategies that result in continuous improvement over time.

Building Trusted Supply Chains

Using our ‘triple-bottom-line’ measures, we’ve implemented best-in-class programs for poultry, beef, pork, dairy, and plant operations which are increasing profitability, enhancing customer relationships, and expanding growth opportunities. In collaboration with Cargill, we have developed and implemented first-of-its-kind sustainability programs in beef and poultry, leading the industry to help define and assess key sustainability issues.

Sample Client List

Below are a few of our past and current clients.

  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Deseret Ranches of Florida
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Field to Market – Midwest Row Crop Collaborative
  • Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy
  • Kellogg Company
  • Seaboard Foods
  • United Dairymen of Arizona
  • World Wildlife Fund

Reporting and Engagement

Our efforts have improved transparency by measuring, analyzing, and communicating sustainability topics for dairy cooperatives and food manufacturing companies with Corporate Sustainability Reports.

Leadership and Strategy

K·Coe Isom supported the industry-led Stewardship and Sustainability Guide for U.S. Dairy—now the leading sustainability platform for dairy producers, cooperatives, and brands. We have facilitated a diverse group of global companies and leading environmental organizations in launching the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative—a transformative program to support sustainable agricultural practices. And advised the Bipartisan Policy Center’s CEO Council on Sustainability and Innovation which advanced agribusiness supply chain sustainability.

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Global problem. Global solution.

Don’t wait for your competitors and customers half a world away from your farm to define what sustainability means for your operation.

True sustainable farming means taking a triple-bottom-line approach to management that addresses economic, social and environmental factors.

Take a proactive stance by getting informed and creating a plan for success. Now and down the road.

Contact Contact Emily Johannes at 202.544.8200 and start creating outcomes that make sense for all. Proactive leaders are doing what’s best and right, while keeping the cost of doing business as low as possible.



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