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
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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?
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
One and a half million farmers and workers benefit from increased sales of Fairtrade products, new report shows
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