Marks and Spencer

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Coalition Calls on Fashion Industry to Adopt Transparency Pledge
Coalition Calls on Fashion Industry to Adopt Transparency Pledge

2 years ago - Human Rights Watch is calling on the fashion industry to adopt and carry out the Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Transparency Pledge. The organization contacted 72 apparel companies, asking them to publish information identifying the factories that produce their goods, addressing a key obstacle to rooting out abusive labor practices across the industry and helping to prevent disasters such as the Rana Plaza collapse.

Fashion Transparency Index Reveals Even Top Brands Lagging in Supply Chain Transparency
Fashion Transparency Index Reveals Even Top Brands Lagging in Supply Chain Transparency

2 years ago - Four years after the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in which 1,134 people were killed, Fashion Revolution has released its 2017 Fashion Transparency Index, which ranks 100 of the biggest fashion companies on their social and environmental policies, practices and impacts.

ICN Calls on Major Brands to Address Exploitation in Indian Leather Industry
ICN Calls on Major Brands to Address Exploitation in Indian Leather Industry

2 years ago - The textile and apparel industries are widely known to have considerable environmental and social impacts on both local and global levels. The leather industry is no exception — in India, approximately 2.5 million workers are exposed to poor working conditions that violate their human rights and negatively affect their health.

New Benchmark Finds M&S, Nestlé, Unilever Leading on Human Rights
New Benchmark Finds M&S, Nestlé, Unilever Leading on Human Rights

2 years ago - The first-ever public ranking of corporate human rights performance launched today, seeking to highlight the moral and commercial advantages for companies with a strong human rights record.

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As You Sow Urges Global Brands to Nix Polystyrene Foam Packaging
As You Sow Urges Global Brands to Nix Polystyrene Foam Packaging

2 years ago - Environmental and corporate social responsibility non-profit As You Sow has called upon four major US companies — Amazon, McDonald’s, Target and Walmart — to ditch polystyrene foam packaging from their operations. And they’re not the only ones: A new report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, endorsed by leaders of 15 global brands, has also called for globally replacing polystyrene.

Reducing Food Waste Saved UK Food Industry £100M in Just 3 Years
Reducing Food Waste Saved UK Food Industry £100M in Just 3 Years

2 years ago - According to a new report released by WRAP, retailers and brands across the UK saved over £100 million by reducing food waste.

5 Steps to Building Better Working Conditions in Global Supply Chains
5 Steps to Building Better Working Conditions in Global Supply Chains

2 years ago - According to a recent survey of 287 sustainability professionals, working conditions are the most important sustainability issue in supply chains. That’s not too surprising; in the short time it’s taken to read this far, 153 people around the world have had a work-related accident.

CDP: Underestimation of Deforestation Risks Could Cost Business Over $900B
CDP: Underestimation of Deforestation Risks Could Cost Business Over $900B

2 years ago - In a new CDP study released last week, global companies — including Colgate Palmolive, L’Oréal, McDonald’s Corporation and Marks & Spencer — report that, on average, 24 percent of their revenues depend upon four deforestation-linked commodities: cat

Report: 2020 Deforestation Goals Are Unlikely to Be Achieved; Companies Need More Help
Report: 2020 Deforestation Goals Are Unlikely to Be Achieved; Companies Need More Help

2 years ago - The 2016 results from the Global Canopy Programme’s (GCP’s) ‘Forest 500’ have been released, and they don't bring good news. The deforestation policy analysis of the world's most influential powerbrokers, including companies, financial institutions, and countries, reveals that targets for 2020 and 2030 are unlikely to be met at the current rate of progress.

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Scorecards, Standards and Protocols: Where the #NewMetrics Rubber Hits the Road
Scorecards, Standards and Protocols: Where the #NewMetrics Rubber Hits the Road

2 years ago - Day 2 of New Metrics ‘16 kicked off with a main stage presentation from Reputation Dividend director Sandra Macleod, who provided us with a broad overview of how social impact and other factors can influence brand reputation; reputation, she contends, is a core factor that drives investor behavior.

Experts Gather to Discuss Financial Benefits of Sustainability at New Metrics ‘16
Experts Gather to Discuss Financial Benefits of Sustainability at New Metrics ‘16

2 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, November 14, 2016 – Members of the Sustainable Brands® community gather in Boston, MA to kick off the 6th annual New Metrics conference. Nearly 300 global senior executives across diverse sectors are convening today through Nov 16th to unveil cutting-edge corporate practices that measure and quantify environmental and social impacts and tie them to financial and business value. Conversations are focusing on Corporate Strategy & Operations, Customer Insights & Engagement, Investor Trends & Relations, as well as Supply Chain Impact & Management.

ISEAL: Meeting the Need for More Impact Data from Sustainability Standards
ISEAL: Meeting the Need for More Impact Data from Sustainability Standards

2 years ago - Throughout Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’16 event this week, I expect to hear a continual drumbeat of the need to measure impact. That is how it should be. As a panellist for the session on “Demonstrating the Impact of Sustainability Labels and Certification,” I will be one of those discussing why businesses need to measure the social and environmental impact of their sustainable sourcing programs and how they can find out about the impact of sustainability standards.

Sustainable Brands Releases Full Program for Annual New Metrics Conference
Sustainable Brands Releases Full Program for Annual New Metrics Conference

3 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, October 7, 2016 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced the full program for New Metrics’16, scheduled for November 14-16 in Boston, MA. Drawing together over 400 global business leaders, the conference will focus on the emerging methods for identifying, measuring, and quantifying new forms of business risk and value, as well as include strategies for communicating the impact of that value to stakeholders. 

New Global Forecast: SDGs Will Not Be Achieved Without ‘Extraordinary Action’
New Global Forecast: SDGs Will Not Be Achieved Without ‘Extraordinary Action’

3 years ago - A new forecast by DNV GL concludes that while progress will be made towards many of the United Nations’ (UN’s) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, or Global Goals), there is a very real risk that they will not be met by 2030. The report predicts that action will not be fast nor fair enough, and will come at an unacceptable environmental cost — but reminds us that there is still time to reset the course of our “Spaceship Earth.”

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Trending: Yet More Actions to Redistribute, Reduce, Recycle Food Waste in the UK
Trending: Yet More Actions to Redistribute, Reduce, Recycle Food Waste in the UK

3 years ago - Found to be the worst-performing European country in terms of food waste in a 2015 study, the United Kingdom (UK) certainly seems to be setting a new course.

Greenpeace Reveals Brands Stumbling on the Catwalk to Toxin-Free Fashion
Greenpeace Reveals Brands Stumbling on the Catwalk to Toxin-Free Fashion

3 years ago - Since the “Detox My Fashion” campaign launched in 2011, 76 fashion brands, retailers and suppliers have committed to remove toxic chemicals from their supply chains by 2020, accounting for a combined 15 percent of global textile production.

Of Top Cotton Users, Over 75% ‘Appear to Do Virtually Nothing’ on Cotton Sustainability
Of Top Cotton Users, Over 75% ‘Appear to Do Virtually Nothing’ on Cotton Sustainability

3 years ago - More sustainable cotton has become more widely available thanks to collaborations such as the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and other programs focused on minimizing the use of highly hazardous pesticides, improving working conditions, addressing biodiversity issues, and reducing water consumption in cotton agriculture.

Communicating purpose through brand among top drivers of corporate leadership: new poll of experts
Communicating purpose through brand among top drivers of corporate leadership: new poll of experts

3 years ago - Integrating purpose through a common brand promise and aligning sustainability strategy with internal culture and values are key drivers of corporate leadership according to the findings of the just-released 2016 Sustainability Leaders Survey by GlobeScan and SustainAbility in partnership with Sustainable Brands.  The Sustainability Leaders Survey tracks expert opinions on the evolution of the sustainability agenda for two decades, along with views on the leaders and institutions most responsible for driving it forward. This is the first edition of the survey since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change in late 2015.

Sustainability Leaders Agree: Integrating Purpose, Brand a Top Driver of Corporate Leadership
Sustainability Leaders Agree: Integrating Purpose, Brand a Top Driver of Corporate Leadership

3 years ago - Integrating purpose through a common brand promise and aligning sustainability strategy with internal culture and values are key drivers of corporate leadership, according to the findings of the just-released 2016 Sustainability Leaders Survey, by GlobeScan and SustainAbility in partnership with Sustainable Brands, released today at SB’16 San Diego.

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Forget Incremental Improvements: 40 Companies, Cities Working to Activate New Plastics Economy
Forget Incremental Improvements: 40 Companies, Cities Working to Activate New Plastics Economy

3 years ago - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative kicks off today with an inaugural workshop that brings together more than 40 leading companies including Amcor, Coca-Cola, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, Indorama Ventures, Marks & Spencer, MARS, Natureworks, Novamont, Sealed Air, SUEZ, Unilever

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