Sustainability time, read about the who and how: what are retailers doing to address environmental and social challenges they face, what help are they getting to implement good practice initiatives?
One and half million farmers and workers round the world are benefiting from increased sales of Fairtrade products, according to a new report . Latest figures show producers received an estimated €105 million in Fairtrade Premium to invest in business
Fairtrade-certified soft drinks Lemonaid and ChariTea have today, 21 July 2015 hit shelves at Harrods in London. Made by Lemonaid Beverages, an ethical beverage company founded in Hamburg, Germany in 2009, Lemonaid and its sister ChariTea were launched in the UK in May
North West retailer Booths has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Responsible Business Awards. Booths is one of a handful of companies competing for national status. Run by charity Business in the Community (BITC), the Responsible Business Awards
Starbucks and Fairtrade are celebrating the fifth anniversary of 100% Fairtrade-certified Starbucks Espresso Roast at the London Coffee Festival. Starbucks serves Espresso Roast as standard in core beverages as well as seasonal favourites such as Pumpkin Spiced Latte in Europe, the
The Fairtrade Foundation will join more than 250 coffee roasters, cafés and other exhibitors at this year’s London Coffee Festival (30 April – 3 May 2015), to showcase a selection of the high quality coffees that carry the FAIRTRADE Mark, and to
European business leaders gathered in The Netherlands earlier this week to celebrate the official launch of the B Corp movement in the region, following its success in the USA, South America, Canada and Australia. The introduction of the B Corp
More than 178m children are enjoying a better start in life, thanks to IKEA Foundation-funded programmes. The majority of the children are in India, where the Foundation has been working for 15 years. The announcement came on the International Day of
Benetton Group has been ranked by Greenpeace as one of the world’s most sustainable companies, thanks to its global commitment to protecting the environment, product safety, and transparency of supply chain information. This major recognition – following the one the company received in 2013
Delta Refrigeration, a specialist in energy-saving display cabinets and retro-fit doors, has helped a Londis retailer make savings of hundreds of pounds on his monthly energy bills. Delta installed retro-fitted double glazed hinged chiller doors for Barrie Seymour, of Londis
Leading children’s food brand, Ella’s Kitchen is increasing its green credentials by launching ‘EllaCycle’, a scheme which aims to help mums and dads learn how they can recycle and reuse all the different types of Ella’s Kitchen packaging. Building on its TerraCycle
Many of the UK’s leading retailers and brands are supporting this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight (23 February – 8 March, 2015), a two-week national campaign that will encourage UK shoppers to “choose products that change lives”. First launched in 1995, this
Clyde Shopping Centre in West Dunbartonshire is encouraging local businesses to follow its lead and boost their environmental performance in the year ahead by making a Resource Efficiency Pledge. Since making the Resource Efficiency Pledge, a free scheme that asks
Small and medium-sized London food businesses have only a month left to take advantage of the largest ever programme to help the capital’s food businesses reduce food waste and save money. The Mayor of London’s FoodSave programme, which is delivered
Today, with the support of Water.org and its co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White, Stella Artois launched its first global social impact campaign ‘Buy a Lady a Drink’ to drive awareness of the global water crisis and help provide solutions. Every day,
Energy efficiency specialist Matrix, part of E.ON, has worked with Marks & Spencer to help the retailer deliver on its ‘Plan A’ commitments. Matrix also works with other retail customers including Boots, Tesco and TK Maxx to manage their building estates
Patchwork Pâté, the British producer of handmade foods from the Welsh countryside, received a visit from Clwyd West MP, David Jones, to view the recently installed 90kW biomass pellet boiler heating system, which is a part of a flourishing sustainability plan.
New research released by Greenredeem, the company that rewards people for everyday green actions, shows that the majority of UK shoppers (51%) will look more favourably upon retailers if they offer recycling on-the-go facilities. Recycling facilities also offer retailers the huge potential
Finnish dairy producer, Valio, becomes the first company in the world to sell products to consumers in carton packaging made entirely from plant-based materials. Consumers are able to buy these packages at retail shops in Finland from this week.
Fairtrade Africa and the Fairtrade Foundation have launched a three-year project that will empower women coffee farmers in Kenya, and grow the East African market for Fairtrade certified coffee. Despite contributing up to 70% of the labour required to plant,
Despite deflation in the grocery sector, early estimates from the Fairtrade Foundation based on the first three-quarters of the year suggest that Fairtrade sales have held steady in 2014. During the first nine months of the year there was sales
Shoppers across the UK have bombarded Asda and Tesco’s head offices and local stores with more than 100,000 emails over the last four weeks, in a public campaign that calls for the retailers to switch their bananas to Fairtrade. In Bristol,
UK toilet and facial tissue brand Velvet has launched a website that heavily supports its latest integrated marketing campaign focusing on the brand’s sustainable forest management and commitment to planting trees. Its introduction follows a new brand TV advert (first
HRH The Prince of Wales, as president of WWF-UK, chaired a meeting of UK business leaders at WWF’s Forest Business Forum to explore ways to ensure the UK market in wood-based products can help protect the worlds’ forests from deforestation.
DHL has launched its new CNG-powered concept truck for use in towns and cities at Quiet Cities, the first global summit focused on enabling quieter deliveries of freight in urban environments. The vehicle combines new engine and ignition technology with
Cornish fashion favourite, Seasalt, has added K3 Retail to its roster of carefully sourced suppliers. Currently undergoing a period of expansion, Seasalt sought a way to continue to nurture its supplier relationships and customer-centred philosophy, while still growing. The solution