Delaware North Companies has signed an agreement to join Greener Fields Together, the sustainability program recently launched by national produce distributor Pro*Act.A national farm-to-fork sustainability program, Greener Fields Together is dedicated to continuous sustainability improvements at each touch point in the produce supply chain, giving hospitality operators greater access to safe, sustainably grown produce at both the local and national levels.
Pro*Ac has served as DNC's primary produce supplier since 2009, supplying more than 425,000 cases of fresh produce annually to most of the company’s US operating locations in sports stadiums, entertainment complexes, airports, national and state parks, casinos, and resorts.
Greener Fields Together encourages farmers to explore and develop “green” activities in energy use, water and waste management, pesticide/herbicide use, and transportation. Both large and small farmers partnering with Pro*Act in the initiative are expected to make continuous, documented improvements in sustainability. Meanwhile, Pro*Ac member distributors have also pledged to make Greener Fields Together a strategic priority and are implementing various improvements to their environmental impact while also building long-term partnerships with local farms, including financially supporting local farmers’ food safety education and certification efforts.