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
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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?
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
Unilever’s largest brand partners with UN World Food Programme to gather pledges in support of zero hunger
On World Food Day (16 October 2014), Knorr is partnering with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) rallying people globally to pledge their support for building a world with zero hunger at www.wfp.org/pledge. Knorr will also support WFP’s ‘Home Grown School
Fairtrade Foundation unveils initiatives to champion women farmers and boost sales of Fairtrade sugar, cocoa and cotton
At a conference being held in London today (15 October) to celebrate 20 years of the FAIRTRADE Mark in the UK, Michael Gidney, chief executive of the Fairtrade Foundation, will say that after the banking crisis, the horsemeat scandal, the
UK teenagers are not the apathetic, self-interested generation they’re often portrayed as – they care about global issues, want businesses to act more ethically, and are willing to take action to bring about change, according to a survey commissioned by the
Kingfisher Group has appointed 2degrees, the global collaboration platform for sustainable business, to help drive the progress of its restorative Net Positive approach to business across its global operating companies. Mainstreaming sustainability into the heart of the business is a
A new initiative called ‘Working on Waste’ is being launched today (1 October), bringing together food and grocery companies throughout the month in a co-ordinated bid to help their employees reduce household food waste. Spearheaded by food and grocery research
Energy efficiency specialist, Danfoss, lifts lid on true costs of running a convenience store refrigeration system
Danfoss, a global leader focused on energy-efficient solutions that save energy and costs, and reduce carbon emissions, reveals the true costs of running a convenience store refrigeration system While important, the initial purchase price of new equipment is only a part of
Spar’s streamlined consolidation centre system is annually reducing the number of road miles its delivery lorries take by 7.4m miles – a huge jump in productivity and fantastic news for the environment, the retailer reports. The consolidation centre is reported to be an exceptional