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  • Australia: Fishmongers & academics hope Modern Slavery Act will help stamp out slavery from seafood supply chains 

    Australia: Fishmongers & academics hope Modern Slavery Act will help stamp out slavery from seafood supply chains 

    "Fish sold in Australia being caught by modern-day slaves who are forced to spend months at sea", 14 March 2019 ...Australian fishmongers and academics are hoping the introduction of Australia's...

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  • UN initiative to control environmental impact of 'fast fashion' 

    UN initiative to control environmental impact of 'fast fashion' 

    Concerned over the growing environmental damage caused by the clothing industry, the United Nations (UN) launched an Alliance for Sustainable Fashion in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday. Global textile...

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  • Citizen science helps farmers adapt to climate change

    Citizen science helps farmers adapt to climate change

    Using their small plots as laboratories, some 12,000 farmers in Nicaragua, Ethiopia and India are determining which seeds best adapt to climate change.EcoVadis's insight:Is your company making...

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  • Bank of England to set new rules on climate risk

    Bank of England to set new rules on climate risk

    The Bank of England will soon spell out how it wants banks, insurers and investment companies to manage the financial risks from climate change, Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday.  Companies...

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  • "Develop more efficient & sustainable leather industry"

    "Develop more efficient & sustainable leather industry"

    Brands, retailers, manufacturers and tanneries from across the world are under pressure to deliver a cleaner, more efficient and sustainable leather industry. Opportunities for several innovation...

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  • Garment supply chain traceability tool being developed

    Garment supply chain traceability tool being developed

    The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the European Commission (EC), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the International Trade Centre (ITC) and private sector partners are...

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  • H&M to phase out cashmere amid sustainability push

    H&M to phase out cashmere amid sustainability push

    H&M announced Monday the company will stop placing orders on conventional cashmere by the end of next year as part of its overarching sustainability efforts, according to a company blog post....

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  • GoodFuels powers first inland vessel on 100% sustainable biofuel for Heineken

    GoodFuels powers first inland vessel on 100% sustainable biofuel for Heineken

    Dutch biofuel producer GoodFuels has fuelled the first inland vessel from Combined Cargo Terminals (CCT) with 100% sustainable biofuel, the company has announced. Together with partner REINPLUS...

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  • Indonesia's tuna fisheries race for sustainability

    Indonesia's tuna fisheries race for sustainability

    The world’s biggest tuna producer, Indonesia’s fisheries have long been plagued by poaching and destructive fishing practices. But the industry is now seeking to offer certified...

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  • PepsiCo Latin America’s ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Incentivizes Circular Consumer Practices

    PepsiCo Latin America’s ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Incentivizes Circular Consumer Practices

    On Monday, in honor of Global Recycling Day, PepsiCo launched “Recycling with Purpose,” a circular economy model that promotes recycling across Latin America and the Caribbean. This initiative...

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  • Amnesty accuses electric vehicles makers of using unethically sourced minerals

    Amnesty accuses electric vehicles makers of using unethically sourced minerals

    Human rights advocate Amnesty International has accused the electric vehicle (EV) industry of selling itself as environmentally friendly, while most of the batteries they produce use polluting...

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  • The Environmental Impact of Livestock Farming 

    The Environmental Impact of Livestock Farming 

    EcoVadis's insight:Deforestation is a major cause of loss of biodiversity. The cultivation of palm, timber and pulp, soy and cattle farming are responsible for more than one-third of deforestation...

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  • First Report from the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative « Recycling « Waste Management World

    First Report from the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative « Recycling « Waste Management World

    According to SRTI, since the online platform went live just over two months ago eight large shipowners – operating a combined total of more than 1800 vessels – have voluntarily shared data on...

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  • Brazilian Bakery Chain Vows to Go Cage-Free

    Brazilian Bakery Chain Vows to Go Cage-Free

    Cristallo, an upscale bakery chain based in Brazil, has committed to using only cage-free eggs in its supply chain, with the promise of being 100% cage-free by 2025. First established in 1953, the...

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  • Asda has removed 6,500 tonnes of plastic from its own brand packaging

    Asda has removed 6,500 tonnes of plastic from its own brand packaging

    Retailer Asda has announced that it has removed 6,500 tonnes of plastic from its own brand packaging since February 2018. The supermarket said that this marks a major step towards its ongoing...

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  • Volkswagen to launch 70 new electric models by 2028

    Volkswagen to launch 70 new electric models by 2028

    The Group is planning to launch almost 70 new electric models in the next ten years – instead of the 50 previously planned. Expanding e- mobility is an important building block on the road to a...

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  • Lenzing to invest heavily in sustainable production by 2022 

    Lenzing to invest heavily in sustainable production by 2022 

    Lenzing plans to invest around €100 million in sustainable manufacturing technologies and production facilities by 2022. The Lenzing Group has outlined its sustainable manufacturing...

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  • Primaloft claims polyester circularity breakthrough

    Primaloft claims polyester circularity breakthrough

    Advanced material technology company Primaloft has announced that its Primaloft Bio fibres are now renewable in a circular economy, after third-party testing proved the polyester fibres were...

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  • Go green: The Estee Lauder Companies announces 2020-2025 ESG goals

    Go green: The Estee Lauder Companies announces 2020-2025 ESG goals

    The Estee Lauder Companies has announced additional Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals in a bid to advance its legacy of responsible corporate citizenship. The goals comprise actions...

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  • The Australian fashion labels paying overseas sweat shop workers as little as 55 cents an hour 

    The Australian fashion labels paying overseas sweat shop workers as little as 55 cents an hour 

    Australian fashion brands are using factories that exploit workers, a report released this month claims. Some clothing brands are using workers in Bangladesh and Vietnam that are paid as little as...

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