This Fairtrade Fortnight leading Fairtrade chocolate company Divine responds to the recent warnings that the supply of cocoa for chocolate could run out, and argues that increasing farmer remuneration for cocoa is key to a sustainable future for chocolate. Recent
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For the first time, seafood lovers hoping to impress their Valentine can show that they care about the future of the oceans, as well as the future of their romance, by serving up fresh, native European oysters that have been
On 10 February, HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden awarded the winners of the first Global Change Award, an annual innovation challenge for circular fashion initiated by the non-profit H&M Conscious Foundation. The most votes, and a grant of €300,000,
Unilever today reached a new industry-leading achievement of sending zero non-hazardous waste to landfill across more than 600 sites, in 70 countries, including factories, warehouses, distribution centres and offices. Having identified the different non-hazardous waste streams in its operations Unilever
Soil Association Certification’s first ever free webinar specifically for suppliers will discuss how ethical sourcing can help improve their business. The Food for Life Catering Mark runs a successful Supplier Scheme, giving suppliers a chance to up their ethical credentials
Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 will feature a giant Fairtrade breakfast to inspire UK public to sit down for breakfast in support of the farmers who grow the food we have every morning, such as coffee, tea, cocoa and bananas. Lack of food
New figures from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) show that discount supermarket, Lidl has more than doubled its range of sustainably sourced seafood over the last year to become the UK’s third largest retailer of MSC certified produce, behind Sainsbury’s
Wyke Farms, one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, today announces a unique partnership with Sainsbury’s to supply Green gas for its stores. Wyke Farms, one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, has
UK shoppers rarely venture beyond the ‘big five’ fish - salmon, tuna, cod, prawns and haddock - but with sustainable, seasonal favourites like lobster, crab and caviar on sale for less than a fiver, Christmas is the ideal time to
Unilever CEO, Paul Polman, has welcomed the Paris agreement on climate change achieved at COP2 on Saturday 12 December.
Neighbourly.com – the social platform that connects local community projects with companies that want to make a difference – has launched Neighbourly Food, a new service designed to fix the logistical problem of re-distributing surplus food, especially local fresh food. The
Some of Europe’s biggest businesses are among the first companies to commit to buying the innovative Fairtrade Carbon Credits which were launched during the UN climate change talks in Paris today.
Traidcraft creates Christmas video tearjerker to help people consider buying fair trade during the festive season
The sentimental John Lewis advert may have provoked a few trembling lips but now the UK’s leading fair trade organisation, Traidcraft is creating its own Christmas video tearjerker to help people consider buying fair trade during the festive season and
Halo Wipes manufacturer, Nice-Pak International, has achieved its goal of sending zero waste to landfill at one of its UK sites.
Chartman Group introduces drinks can recycling facilities at award-winning flagship petrol forecourt
The Chartman Group, with the support of recycling programme provider Every Can Counts, has introduced drinks can recycling facilities at its award-winning flagship petrol forecourt as part of a pilot scheme for the forecourt sector.
Paptic’s wood-based and recyclable “plastic bags” will be replacing traditional carrier bags at Seppälä and in The Body Shop stores in Finland starting in February 2016. The company’s eco-friendly new technology allows the production of a renewable fibre based material
Some 78% of retailers and 71% of suppliers believe reducing road miles to be either “the biggest” or “a significant opportunity” for cost savings in their supply chains. That’s according to research carried out by IGD’s Efficient Consumer Response (ECR)
Viridor has teamed up with River Cottage star, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, for a new BBC1 primetime programme focused on changing the way we think about food waste. In a bid to get us to think more about how much food we
Netto, the Scandinavian discounter, is to sell a sustainably-sourced Whole Cooked Lobster for £4.50 as part of its Christmas range this festive season, making it the cheapest sustainable lobster in the UK this year. On Saturday, Lidl claimed a market first with
Shoppers in the UK have increased their grocery spend on sustainable fish and seafood, according to the latest retail sales figures from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). In the year to 31 March 2015, UK shoppers spent an estimated £403m*
IKEA has today announced that all the cotton used for IKEA products comes from more sustainable sources, making it the first major retailer to reach this milestone. Cotton is an important raw material for IKEA, used in many products, from
A group of leading UK retailers have for the second time published a combined food waste figure, in line with a commitment to increase transparency and report on progress annually in this area. A British Retail Consortium (BRC) report, which
The five pound Christmas lobster has been a Christmas favourite for the past few years but, until now, it’s been difficult to know if it is sustainable. This year, Lidl has joined forces with the Marine Stewardship Council to introduce
Food and grocery companies around the country are helping their employees reduce their household food waste throughout October, as IGD’s Working on Waste month gets underway for the second year running. Building on the success of 2014, food and grocery
Seven large businesses have demonstrated their sustainability leadership by becoming the first organisations to be awarded the new Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain, launched at an event at the British Academy in Central London. The new certification is the