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Compass Group North America Is Newest Greener Fields Together™ Hospitality Partner

MONTEREY, Calif., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Group North America, the leading foodservice management and support services company, is the newest hospitality partner in Greener Fields Together, the sustainability and local produce initiative created by the PRO*ACT produce supply-chain management company. The foodservice industry's first comprehensive national farm-to-fork sustainability program, Greener Fields Together creates continuous sustainability improvements at each touch point in the produce supply chain. It ensures that Compass Group, through its produce procurement partner Foodbuy, will have greater access to high-quality, safe produce grown at both the national and local levels.

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"Greener Fields Together allows us to grow our commitment to sustainably produced food by supporting farmer partners who are willing to put in place those best ecological practices important to the health of our planet. Just as important, this means that our guests can enjoy a larger variety of healthy foods and feel good about what they are eating in our cafes," says Marc Zammit, Vice President, Sustainability Initiatives at Compass Group. Becoming a hospitality partner in Greener Fields Together aligns with Compass Group North America's existing, industry leading sustainability initiatives.

"Compass Group is an innovative, committed leader when it comes to corporate sustainability. They encourage responsible and sustainable supply chain practices throughout their organization, which is exactly what Greener Fields Together works to deliver," says Max Yeater, President of PRO*ACT. "We're proud to have them aboard as our newest hospitality partner."

About Greener Fields TogetherGreener Fields Together™ is a collaboration of environmentally responsible parties, including farmers, distributors, retail locations and foodservice operators, who have come together to make steady, measurable improvements in sustainability and food safety practices through all levels of the produce supply chain. For more information on Greener Fields Together, visit www.greenerfieldstogether.org

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About Compass Group North America: Based in Charlotte NC, Compass Group North America is the leading foodservice management and support services company with $12.8 billion USD (£8 billion) in revenues in 2013. With over 500,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of £17.6 billion in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013.

About PRO*ACT: PRO*ACT is North America's leading distributor of fresh produce, sourcing from premier national, regional and local farmers. PRO*ACT streamlines the produce supply chain, offering significant cost benefits and an easy, one-call solution to source the freshest produce from more than 70 third-party inspected, independently owned, local distribution centers across the United States and Canada. PRO*ACT provides category cost management through commodity contract pricing, in-house consultation services and integrated produce program distribution management.

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