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  • Smithfield Foods sets landmark environmental goal

    Smithfield Foods sets landmark environmental goal

    Smithfield Foods Inc. announced a new commitment to reduce overall solid waste sent to landfills 75% by 2025. This includes certifying at least 35 of its facilities in the U.S., or three-quarters...

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  • Onus on firms to show supply chains free of deforestation

    Onus on firms to show supply chains free of deforestation

    Companies unable or unwilling to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains must “avoid high-risk commodities entirely”, according to Greenpeace. In a report the campaign group said a survey...

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  • Ralph Lauren announces new sustainability goals

    Ralph Lauren announces new sustainability goals

    Luxury fashion retailer Ralph Lauren has revealed ‘Design the Change’, a new set of global citizenship and sustainability strategy and goals which it hopes will “bring clarity and focus to how...

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  • Cargill CEO says industry will 'fall short' of 2020 goals to end deforestation

    Cargill CEO says industry will 'fall short' of 2020 goals to end deforestation

    "Despite our collective efforts, industry is poised to fall short of a 2020 goal to eliminate deforestation in key supply chains, including beef, soy and palm oil. That is hard for me to admit –...

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  • More than 100 food organisations pledge to halve food waste

    More than 100 food organisations pledge to halve food waste

    More than 100 UK food sector organisations including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda have pledged to halve food waste by 2030. Firms signed up to the pledge following the Step Up to the...

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  • Sekisui Chemical Launches New Global Website to Teach About SDGs

    Sekisui Chemical Launches New Global Website to Teach About SDGs

    SEKISUI has launched the SEKISUI SDGs Academy, a global website for the next generation to learn about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This website is the Japanese chemical manufacturer’s...

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  • BASF, Estée Lauder, RSPO Partner to Enhance Sustainable Palm Oil Production

    BASF, Estée Lauder, RSPO Partner to Enhance Sustainable Palm Oil Production

    The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has partnered with BASF, international development NGO Solidaridad and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) on a three-year project to promote sustainable...

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  • Nestle targets developing a 100 per cent recyclable package

    Nestle targets developing a 100 per cent recyclable package

    Nestle, a Nutrition Health and Wellness Company, through its Research and Development Centre hopes to come up with packages that are 100 per cent recyclable as part of solution plastic menace....

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  • CPG companies haven't shown significant progress on sustainability goals, report claims

    CPG companies haven't shown significant progress on sustainability goals, report claims

    A Greenpeace report claimed that "not a single company was able to demonstrate meaningful effort to eradicate deforestation from its supply chain." The environmental organization challenged in...

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  • 22 million trees planted in Scotland to help meet 'global climate emergency'

    22 million trees planted in Scotland to help meet 'global climate emergency'

    “In Scotland alone, around 9.5 million tonnes of CO2 each year are removed from the atmosphere by our forests – this is a clear example of why an increase in tree planting is so important in the...

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  • France to set penalties on goods packaged with non-recycled plastic in 2019

    France to set penalties on goods packaged with non-recycled plastic in 2019

    France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the cost of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic...

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  • Molson Coors’ Newest Sustainable Farming Initiatives Build Future-Proof Beer

    Molson Coors’ Newest Sustainable Farming Initiatives Build Future-Proof Beer

    The Molson Coors Brewing Company, one of the world’s largest beer producers, is helping its barley growers better understand the impact of weather conditions on crops and adopt more sustainable...

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  • Heineken rewards idea for making beer production greener 

    Heineken rewards idea for making beer production greener 

    Heineken Hungary has rewarded university studentsʼ ideas for greener beer production under the "Drop the C" (Dobd a C-t) sustainability competition, according to a press release sent to the...

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  • Merck expects extra cost of sustainability to 'wash out over time'

    Merck expects extra cost of sustainability to 'wash out over time'

    Business-to-business (B2B) companies should be considering the sustainability of their packaging as much as consumer goods companies, according to pharma firm Merck.See it on Scoop.it, via...

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  • Child labour progress stalls in key apparel manufacturing hubs 

    Child labour progress stalls in key apparel manufacturing hubs 

    Despite high levels of economic growth and improvements on poverty and education, progress on child labour has stalled in the manufacturing countries most entwined with global apparel supply...

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  • India's largest wine producer sustainability

    India's largest wine producer sustainability

    Last year, global wine production rose to near-record highs, reaching a harvest of 292.3 million hectoliters – that’s more than 7.7 billion gallons. In the U.S. alone, domestic and imported wine...

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  • Poland Spring 100% Natural Spring Water to Use 100% Recycled Plastic by 2022

    Poland Spring 100% Natural Spring Water to Use 100% Recycled Plastic by 2022

    Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, America's leading spring water brand, announced today that it has started transitioning its packaging to recycled plastic (rPET), and plans to be...

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  • JBS USA outlines sustainability accomplishments

    JBS USA outlines sustainability accomplishments

    JBS said it made significant progress toward 2020 sustainability goals in many areas. There has been a 16% reduction in severe incidents year over year, compared to the goal of 10%; it had a 10.9%...

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  • Strengthening stainability: Nestle Philippines’ hit 75% recyclable packaging milestone but ‘more work to do’

    Strengthening stainability: Nestle Philippines’ hit 75% recyclable packaging milestone but ‘more work to do’

    Nestle Philippines has confirmed that 75% of all its packaging is already recyclable, a major sustainability milestone for a company once named as one of the top three plastic waste contributors...

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  • Prada to stop using fur from 2020

    Prada to stop using fur from 2020

    Luxury fashion house Prada has announced it will no longer be using animal fur in its designs or new products from next year. The new fur-free policy for Prada Group brands including Prada, Miu...

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  • Unilever’s new pigment to help recycling of plastic packaging

    Unilever’s new pigment to help recycling of plastic packaging

    Unilever’s new packaging innovation could see 2500 tonnes of black plastic to be removed from the waste stream each year.As part of the multinational’s UK and Ireland ‘Get Plastic Wise’ campaign,...

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  • HAVI Accelerates Its Sustainability Drive By Committing To A 40% Cut In Carbon Emissions By 2030

    HAVI Accelerates Its Sustainability Drive By Committing To A 40% Cut In Carbon Emissions By 2030

    HAVI, a global supply chain management and logistics provider to leading multinational brands, has taken a major step forward in its commitment to combatting global climate change by joining the...

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  • BASF & Partners to Promote Sustainable Palm Oil & Derivatives Production

    BASF & Partners to Promote Sustainable Palm Oil & Derivatives Production

    BASF, The Estée Lauder Companies and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are partnering with the civil society organization Solidaridad to promote sustainable palm oil and palm...

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  • Eight in 10 firms experience supplier failure

    Eight in 10 firms experience supplier failure

    Organisations must improve supply chain visibility and invest in crucial areas such as labour rights and geopolitical risk in order to manage third-party supplier failure. A survey, conducted by...

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  • The Fashion Supply Chain Is Still High Risk for Child Labour 

    The Fashion Supply Chain Is Still High Risk for Child Labour 

    Progress tackling child labour in global supply chains has stalled, according to a report published Thursday, with the problem still a major risk in countries that serve as fashion’s most...

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  • Fashion brands must take 'meaningful action' on living wage

    Fashion brands must take 'meaningful action' on living wage

    Researchers at the University of Sheffield found despite brands making commitments to paying garment workers in their supply chains a living wage, those commitments are not being realised on the...

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  • John Lewis aiming to improve jobs at suppliers

    John Lewis aiming to improve jobs at suppliers

    John Lewis & Partners (JLP) has unveiled a scheme providing suppliers with online guidance and resources to improve the welfare of workers in the supply chain.See it on Scoop.it, via Sustainable...

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  • Global child labour progress has 'flatlined'

    Global child labour progress has 'flatlined'

    Countries in Asia and Africa with global supply chains have been ranked with the highest risk of child labour despite economic and social improvements, according to research.See it on Scoop.it,...

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  • New research shows that neglect of nuclear threatens low-carbon transition

    New research shows that neglect of nuclear threatens low-carbon transition

    A steep decline in the use of nuclear energy in advanced economies risks jeopardizing progress towards global climate goals, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned in a new report this week....

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  • Bangladesh seeks Green Climate Fund investment 

    Bangladesh seeks Green Climate Fund investment 

    The Infrastructure Development Company (IDCOL) has announced that it will be seeking US$100 million in loans from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and hopes to secure a further US$66 million through...

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  • Umicore and Glencore develop partnership for sustainable cobalt supply in battery materials

    Umicore and Glencore develop partnership for sustainable cobalt supply in battery materials

    Umicore and Glencore announce today that they have entered into a long-term revolving agreement for the supply of cobalt hydroxide (cobalt) to Umicore’s battery materials value chain. The cobalt...

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  • New act ensures B.C. remains leader on clean energy vehicles

    New act ensures B.C. remains leader on clean energy vehicles

    The Zero-Emission Vehicles Act (ZEVA), passed on May 29, 2019, means all new light-duty cars and trucks sold in the province will be clean energy vehicles by 2040, delivering on a key commitment...

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