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Food Was Missing Ingredient at UN Climate Action Summit
Food Was Missing Ingredient at UN Climate Action Summit

2 weeks ago - Talk of energy, transport and construction filled the UN’s chamber, but animal agriculture avoided the limelight. The need for action by the sector came through clearly in a biodiversity roundtable attended by FAIRR.

Living Incomes for Farmers Key to Ensuring Sustainability of Cocoa
Living Incomes for Farmers Key to Ensuring Sustainability of Cocoa

7 months ago - New Fairtrade Foundation campaign calls on the UK government and companies to end ‘shameful’ exploitation of cocoa farmers by 2030, in line with the SDGs.

Trending: The North Face, Tetra Pak, Seventh Gen Continue Chipping Away at Plastic Waste
Trending: The North Face, Tetra Pak, Seventh Gen Continue Chipping Away at Plastic Waste

1 year ago - Awareness of our plastic waste problem continues to grow, prompting campaigns and corporate action around the world.

Trending: Unilever, Co-Op, Waitrose Unveil ‘Clear’ Plastic Alternatives
Trending: Unilever, Co-Op, Waitrose Unveil ‘Clear’ Plastic Alternatives

1 year ago - Amidst a wave of negative public opinion on plastics and the waste associated with it, several companies have responded with commitments to reduce single-use plastics, combat marine plastic pollution, and support startups with

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2025 Ambition, UN Report Look to UK Brands, Nature-Based Solutions to Tackle Water Issues
2025 Ambition, UN Report Look to UK Brands, Nature-Based Solutions to Tackle Water Issues

1 year ago - Amidst a flurry of corporate activity around World Water Day (March 22), the growing issues of demand, availability and quality of water have been front-and-center this week. According to UN projections, global demand for fresh water will exceed supply by 40 percent in 2030.

UK Retail Giants Team Up to Deliver on SDGs
UK Retail Giants Team Up to Deliver on SDGs

1 year ago - Over 25 major UK retailers — including Asda, The Co-operative, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s — have signed up to a series of commitments to tackle some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges

Trending: Food Industry Says Sayonara to Single-Use Plastics
Trending: Food Industry Says Sayonara to Single-Use Plastics

1 year ago - The war against single-use plastics rages on as even more brands rise to the challenge of creating a plastic-free future. Online food delivery companies Just Eat and Deliveroo are the latest businesses to hop aboard the sustainable packaging bandwagon.

Trending: Brewing Up Sustainable Solutions for Plastic Tea Bags, Six-Pack Rings
Trending: Brewing Up Sustainable Solutions for Plastic Tea Bags, Six-Pack Rings

1 year ago - 2018 is gearing up to be a big year for packaging innovation.

Trending: Fast Food, Supermarket Giants Commit to Slashing Single-Use Plastics
Trending: Fast Food, Supermarket Giants Commit to Slashing Single-Use Plastics

1 year ago - With an estimated 12 million tons of plastic waste entering the world’s oceans each year, consumers and governments are increasingly looking to businesses to eliminate plastic packaging. Fast food giant McDonald’s and major supermarkets in the UK are rising to the challenge, revealing big plans to go plastic-free.

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Provenance Partners with Unilever, Sainsbury’s, Banks, to Aid Smallholder Farmers
Provenance Partners with Unilever, Sainsbury’s, Banks, to Aid Smallholder Farmers

1 year ago - Provenance is leading a new collaboration of fintech startups to test whether blockchain technology can help unlock financial incentives that improve transparency and sustainability in agricultural supply chains.

WRAP Reports Food Waste Progress Under Courtauld Commitment 2025
WRAP Reports Food Waste Progress Under Courtauld Commitment 2025

1 year ago - One year after the launch of the Courtauld Commitment 2025, WRAP has published its first Review of work underway in the food and beverage sector as a result of the voluntary agreement.

23 Companies Sign Manifesto to Halt Destruction of Brazilian Cerrado
23 Companies Sign Manifesto to Halt Destruction of Brazilian Cerrado

1 year ago - Soy and beef production have played significant roles in the exploitation of the Amazonian rainforest, but the rollout of regulations to protect these precious natural resources have had unexpected consequences, driving these activities into regions that have largely been left untouched, such as Brazil’s Cerrado, a vast tropical savanna ecoregion of 2 million square kilometers.

TSC, Cool Farm Alliance Helping Food Companies Better Manage Farm-Level Sustainability Data
TSC, Cool Farm Alliance Helping Food Companies Better Manage Farm-Level Sustainability Data

2 years ago - The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and the Cool Farm Alliance (CFA) — a nonprofit industry platform and creator of the Cool Farm Tool sustainable agriculture calculator — have signed a memorandum of understanding to improve alignment and reporting of farm-level metrics data. Through the partnership, TSC aims to make the process of reporting on farm-level metrics easier for farmers and food manufacturers.

Asda, Co-op Collaborate to Streamline Supply Chain Sustainability Data
Asda, Co-op Collaborate to Streamline Supply Chain Sustainability Data

2 years ago - British supermarket giants Asda and The Co-operative, together with leading sustainable business and supply chain platform 2degrees, are paving the way for the future of supply chain collaboration by enabling mutual suppliers to submit aggregated data on waste, water and ener

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WRAP: Consumers Curious About What Happens to Recycling Beyond the Bin
WRAP: Consumers Curious About What Happens to Recycling Beyond the Bin

2 years ago - New insights from WRAP’s annual recycling tracker have revealed that over half the UK population wants to know more about what happens to their recycling beyond the bin. The results of the organization’s survey have shaped the theme of this year’s Recycle Week; ‘Recycling — it’s worth it.’

Courtauld Commitment 2025 Will Transform UK Food and Beverage Industry, Save £20B
Courtauld Commitment 2025 Will Transform UK Food and Beverage Industry, Save £20B

3 years ago - The UK’s resource efficiency charity WRAP, on behalf of the UK Government and Devolved Administrations, today unveils a pioneering commitment that brings together organizations from across the food system for the first time to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable for the future.

UK Brands Turning to Co-Creation to Help Unlock Packaging Innovations
UK Brands Turning to Co-Creation to Help Unlock Packaging Innovations

3 years ago - Flicking through various CSR reports, it’s interesting to note how often packaging is highlighted as an area in need of more attention. It’s hardly surprising given the complexity of applying lifecycle thinking to a material that needs to protect the product inside it while also delivering a satisfying consumer experience.

Social Auditing: A New Tool for Sustainable Development?
Social Auditing: A New Tool for Sustainable Development?

4 years ago - Can social auditing be repurposed for greater good? That was the question posed during a breakout session of the Sedex Global Responsible Sourcing Conference in London last week. Muriel Johnson, AAG Project Manager at Sedex, asked a panel of leading business representatives if social auditing could be used to advance sustainable development within global enterprise, rather than as a simple mechanism to manage risk in the supply chain.

Calling All Sustainable Businesses: 2degrees Champions Awards 2014 Now Open for Entries
Calling All Sustainable Businesses: 2degrees Champions Awards 2014 Now Open for Entries

5 years ago - 2degrees is calling for organisations with inspiring examples of sustainable practice to shout about their success stories by entering this year’s Champions Awards.The only sustainable business awards voted entirely by industry peers, the 2degrees Champions Awards are the ultimate recognition for individuals and companies using innovation to push the boundaries of sustainable business.Last year’s winners included a range of start-ups, SMEs and FTSE-listed businesses including Unilever, The Co-operative Group, Sky, O2 and SC Johnson.

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Top 10 Ways Brands Used Their Power to Create a More Sustainable World in 2013
Top 10 Ways Brands Used Their Power to Create a More Sustainable World in 2013

5 years ago - 2013 was a banner year for companies using their muscle to drive transformative change, both internally and globally. Without further ado, here is just a taste of some of the progress we found most inspiring.

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