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
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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?
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
Stella Artois and Matt Damon’s Water.org launch campaign to stop women’s water-collecting journeys in developing world
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
The Sustainability Fruits and Vegetables Initiative (SIFAV) claims that when it comes to preserving farmers’ ability to produce healthy vegetables in the long run, nothing short of 100% sustainability will do. Jumbo, C1000, Ahold, ICA, Coop and Lidl are just a
Unilever has published its sustainable palm oil progress report, highlighting significant steps forward in the traceability of palm oil from known sources. All palm oil directly sourced for its European Foods business will be 100% traceable and certified sustainable by the
Waitrose has announced that its entire range of own-label speciality baking sugars has been switched to Fairtrade, with small-scale farmers in Mauritius set to benefit from every bag that is sold. The supermarket offers seven own-label speciality sugars, ranging from
The Fairtrade Foundation is calling on UK consumers and businesses to continue buying Fairtrade cane sugar, even if the recent crash in sugar prices within the EU means they could save a couple of pence a bag by switching to
Defra Minister, George Eustice MP, addresses Parliamentary event highlighting the Soft Drinks Sustainability Roadmap
The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA), which represents the soft drinks industry in the UK, held a Parliamentary event to highlight efforts to improve sustainability in the soft drinks sector. The Soft Drinks Roadmap was launched last year and aims
Divine, the only Fairtrade chocolate company in the world to be 45% owned by the farmers who supply its cocoa, is celebrating after its Milk Chocolate with Toffee & Sea Salt was named as the UK’s Favourite Fairtrade Product at a reception
Launching this month, global initiative One Feeds Two is looking to reshape the food and charity industries, challenging businesses and suppliers everywhere to adopt a ‘buy one give one’ model when selling food and in turn, help children at threat