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  • Denim with a light footprint

    Denim with a light footprint

    Italian textile machine supplier SEI says it’s wrapped up sustainability and ‘industry 4.0’ in one single technology with the release of its automated ‘Matrix’ which designs, marks, engraves and...

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  • Applied DNA and GHCL launch ‘sustainable’ bedsheets

    Applied DNA and GHCL launch ‘sustainable’ bedsheets

    PCR-based DNA manufacturer Applied DNA has partnered with chemical manufacturer GHCL to launch Rekoop, ‘sustainable’ bedsheets made by blending cotton with polyester fibre obtained from recycled...

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  • Traceability tool mitigates counterfeit concerns 

    Traceability tool mitigates counterfeit concerns 

    A research team at the University of Borås has developed a method of yielding product-specific ‘cryptotags’ for garments that, in principle, will provide greater traceability throughout the...

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  • Corporations still aren't doing enough to stop deforestation

    Corporations still aren't doing enough to stop deforestation

    Businesses helped drive the loss of 3.6 million-plus hectares of rainforest last year, as trees were cut down for timber and to make way for beef, soy, and palm oil. But even as they tout their...

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  • Nestlé introduces 100% rPET Valvert bottle in Belgium

    Nestlé introduces 100% rPET Valvert bottle in Belgium

    Nestlé has introduced a Valvert bottle that is made from 100% food-grade recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) in Belgium. The move complements the company’s commitment to increasing the rPET...

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  • Sustainability underpins Tunisia jeans sourcing 

    Sustainability underpins Tunisia jeans sourcing 

    Tunisia is underpinning its success as a jeans supplier by promoting its quality specialist production that employs sustainable environmental and social practices.See it on Scoop.it, via...

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  • How the SDGs Help Businesses Effectively Measure and Collaborate to Address the Climate Crisis

    How the SDGs Help Businesses Effectively Measure and Collaborate to Address the Climate Crisis

    The 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015 by the United Nations member states are a call to action to leave no one behind in the face of global challenges that threaten our planet and...

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  • Bangladesh joins UN Fashion Climate Charter

    Bangladesh joins UN Fashion Climate Charter

    The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA) – the trade body of apparel manufacturers in Bangladesh – has joined the UN Climate Change’s Fashion Industry Charter for...

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  • The Body Shop’s Fairly Traded Recycled Plastic Highlights Human Side of Plastic Crisis

    The Body Shop’s Fairly Traded Recycled Plastic Highlights Human Side of Plastic Crisis

    The Body Shop is launching its first Community Trade Recycled Plastic from Bengaluru, India. Along with fighting plastic pollution, the initiative aims to drive social change and help empower up...

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  • Pentland Brands app to tackle modern slavery

    Pentland Brands app to tackle modern slavery

    UK-based Pentland Brands, one of the world's largest sports, outdoor and fashion companies, has launched a new app to help people throughout its supply chain spot potential ethical trade...

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  • Supima cotton origin mapped to tackle supply fraud

    Supima cotton origin mapped to tackle supply fraud

    Product and supply chain traceability expert, Oritain, has now mapped all Supima cotton growing regions in a bid to tackle fraud in the global cotton supply chain. See it on Scoop.it, via...

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  • Brands struggling to scale sustainable initiatives 

    Brands struggling to scale sustainable initiatives 

    Larger brands are struggling to scale up their environmental and social initiatives - which, in turn, is slowing down sustainability progress in the industry, according to a new report. See it on...

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  • 'Unprecedented': Leading BP investors holding £10bn in shares back climate resolution

    'Unprecedented': Leading BP investors holding £10bn in shares back climate resolution

    Leading BP investors holding the equivalent of around £10bn of shares in the oil giant have co-filed a resolution urging the company to set out a business strategy consistent with the goals of the...

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  • B Lab, UNGC Developing Tool to Help Businesses Chart Their SDG Progress

    B Lab, UNGC Developing Tool to Help Businesses Chart Their SDG Progress

    The SDGs touch on issues that require companies to rethink their approaches to value generation. So, B Lab is working with the UN Global Compact to develop a tool to help companies chart their...

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  • Sympatex aims for 100 per cent circularity

    Sympatex aims for 100 per cent circularity

    Sympatex Technologies has teamed up with UK polymer recycling firm Worn Again in a bid to close the recycling loop for its range of functional laminates by 50 per cent within 5 years and aims to...

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  • Adjuno: achieving a sustainable supply chain

    Adjuno: achieving a sustainable supply chain

    With the impact of our consumer society increasingly influencing purchasing behaviour, it is clear that there has been a shift in the need for sustainable supply chains. But this is not a simple...

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  • Canned tuna brands fail to tackle modern slavery in supply chains, says human rights group

    Canned tuna brands fail to tackle modern slavery in supply chains, says human rights group

    Around 80% of tuna companies don’t know who caught their fish, putting workers in the industry at risk of exploitation, according to the UK-based Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.See it...

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  • Canned tuna brands fail to tackle modern slavery in supply chains, says human rights group

    Canned tuna brands fail to tackle modern slavery in supply chains, says human rights group

    Out of the 35 tuna companies and supermarkets surveyed by Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC), only 20% detailed their supply chains in the Pacific region, which provides almost 60%...

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  • Walmart aims to reduce emissions by 1bn metric tons by 2030

    Walmart aims to reduce emissions by 1bn metric tons by 2030

    The US-based retail giant, Walmart, has decreased its scope one and two emissions by 6.1% in 2017 in comparison to 2015 as the company gears up to reduce its emissions by 1bn metric tons by 2030,...

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  • Brands sign up to access Worn Again recycled materials

    Brands sign up to access Worn Again recycled materials

    Japanese sportswear brand ASICS Europe and German outdoor textiles specialist Sympatex are just some of the new names to join founder members H&M and Kering in the Worn Again Technologies pioneer...

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  • Verizon goes carbon neutral by 2035

    Verizon goes carbon neutral by 2035

    Verizon is strengthening its commitment to sustainability today, stating the company aims to go carbon neutral by 2035 in its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. This is to be achieved through a...

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  • Diageo, Unilever, Coca-Cola & Nestlé launch Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance

    Diageo, Unilever, Coca-Cola & Nestlé launch Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance

    Global consumer goods companies operating across Africa have launched the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance (APRA) in an attempt to intensify plastic recycling in sub-Saharan Africa. This took...

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  • Adidas unveils 100% recyclable hoodie

    Adidas unveils 100% recyclable hoodie

    As part of its continued drive to solve the problem of product waste, German sportswear giant Adidas has unveiled two new Adidas by Stella McCartney performance apparel prototypes, including what...

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  • G-Star Raw, Gap Dyeing to Make Better Jeans

    G-Star Raw, Gap Dyeing to Make Better Jeans

    G-Star Raw launches its latest collection of garments dyed with upcycled plant waste; while Gap Inc will roll out foam-dyed denim that dramatically reduces water, chemical and energy use.See it on...

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  • Buyers act on discreet approach to Malaysia abuses

    Buyers act on discreet approach to Malaysia abuses

    Buyers have taken action in Malaysia after an 18-month investigation conducted by non-profit Transparentem uncovered evidence that some garment workers making clothes for major retailers in the...

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  • Newlife joins Sustainable Clothing Action Plan

    Newlife joins Sustainable Clothing Action Plan

    Textile recycling enterprise Newlife has joined the UK government-backed Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), as part of its goal to help over 200 high street fashion brands meet their...

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  • Ratcheting Up to Sustainable Activewear, Inside and Out

    Ratcheting Up to Sustainable Activewear, Inside and Out

    The outdoor apparel industry has apparently taken its role as stewards of the environment in which it plays to heart, as illustrated by a series of remarkable recent moves on the sustainability...

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  • Campaigners set out reforms for Uzbekistan cotton 

    Campaigners set out reforms for Uzbekistan cotton 

    A group of campaigners trying to eradicate child labour and forced labour in cotton production in Central Asia has outlined a series of recommendations to end what it calls "state-sponsored"...

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  • Keurig Dr Pepper commits to 100% recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025

    Keurig Dr Pepper commits to 100% recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025

    Keurig Dr Pepper has laid out a series of sustainability goals including using 100% recyclable or compostable packaging and sending no waste to landfills by 2025, according to a press release....

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  • Regulation can lift barriers to fashion circularity 

    Regulation can lift barriers to fashion circularity 

    Fashion brands need to speed up moves towards circularity according to a new report published today by Global Fashion Agenda, which shows only modest progress towards a set of ambitious targets by...

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  • Colgate-Palmolive tops Gartner supply chain ranking

    Colgate-Palmolive tops Gartner supply chain ranking

    Colgate-Palmolive was followed by Inditex, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Cisco Systems to complete the top five, in Gartner’s 15th annual supply chain ranking. Mike Griswold, vice president, analyst at...

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  • Report: Highest-Emitting Companies Off-Track to Meet Paris Climate Goals

    Report: Highest-Emitting Companies Off-Track to Meet Paris Climate Goals

    A major new report assessing the climate performance of 274 of the world’s highest-emitting publicly listed companies finds that almost half (46 percent) do not adequately consider climate risk in...

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  • Fast Retailing to cut plastic in its supply chain 

    Fast Retailing to cut plastic in its supply chain 

    Japanese retail giant Fast Retailing is to eliminate the use of unnecessary plastic throughout its supply chain and reduce up to 85% of the amount of single-use plastic packaging at group stores...

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  • Puma pledges to slash carbon emissions by 35% 

    Puma pledges to slash carbon emissions by 35% 

    German sportswear giant Puma has set a new climate goal approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2030. See it on Scoop.it, via...

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  • ‘Green Button’ puts sustainable fashion in sight 

    ‘Green Button’ puts sustainable fashion in sight 

    Textile professionals in the sustainable fashion space descended on Berlin earlier this month at Neonyt, Messe Frankfurt’s trade show for sustainable fashion where 170 labels from 20 countries...

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  • Publix updates sourcing standards for sustainable seafood

    Publix updates sourcing standards for sustainable seafood

    Publix is updating its sourcing standards for seafood and adding labels to denote products that are "Responsibly Sourced" or "Sustainably Sourced" in the frozen seafood case and on price tags at...

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  • Government to consult on slavery reporting rules

    Government to consult on slavery reporting rules

    The UK government will launch a consultation on transparency in supply chains, following recommendations made by an independent review on the effectiveness of the Modern Slavery Act (MSA).See it...

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  • The UK Government to consult on slavery reporting rules

    The UK Government to consult on slavery reporting rules

    The UK government will launch a consultation on transparency in supply chains, following recommendations made by an independent review on the effectiveness of the Modern Slavery Act (MSA).See it...

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  • Walmart dramatically increases supply chain commitment in China

    Walmart dramatically increases supply chain commitment in China

    Walmart is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to providing logistical support for China operations. As previously reported by Reuters, Walmart plans to increase investment in its...

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  • Tesco to use waste bread in new products

    Tesco to use waste bread in new products

    Tesco has announced it will using waste bread to create new products as research shows bread products make up a third of UK food waste. The supermarket will be using surplus baguettes and batons...

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  • Britain pledges 200 mln pounds in aid to tackle climate change

    Britain pledges 200 mln pounds in aid to tackle climate change

    Britain pledged on Wednesday to spend 193 million pounds ($243 million) on research and technology to help developing countries cope with climate change. From investing in electric motorbikes to...

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  • Brazil deforestation exceeds 88% in June under Bolsonaro

    Brazil deforestation exceeds 88% in June under Bolsonaro

    Deforestation in Brazil's portion of the Amazon rainforest soared more than 88% in June compared with the same month a year ago, the second consecutive month of rising forest destruction under new...

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  • Only 16% of world's waste recycled

    Only 16% of world's waste recycled

    Firms producing large volumes of waste could find themselves footing the bill if they do not find sustainable solutions to global waste crisis, a report warned.  Research conducted by Verisk...

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  • Nestlé Creates Industry-First, Recyclable Paper Snack Packaging

    Nestlé Creates Industry-First, Recyclable Paper Snack Packaging

    Nestlé SA has launched a world first for confectionery packaging: a bar packaged in paper using a high-speed, flow-wrap technology — unlocking the potential for paper packaging to be widely used...

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  • Europe takes a big step towards companies having a ‘duty of care’ on human rights 

    Europe takes a big step towards companies having a ‘duty of care’ on human rights 

    Last week, just prior to taking over the European Union presidency, the new Finnish government announced plans to make it compulsory for companies to conduct human rights checks. A year ago, this...

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  • Colgate Announces ‘Breakthrough’ Recyclable Toothpaste Tube

    Colgate Announces ‘Breakthrough’ Recyclable Toothpaste Tube

    It’s a giant step for Colgate, with the announcement that the company has finalized the design of “a first-of-its kind recyclable toothpaste tube that sets a new standard in the industry.”...

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  • WRAP rallies recycling innovators | Materials & Production News | News

    WRAP rallies recycling innovators | Materials & Production News | News

    The Resource Action Fund, launched by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in May, will pile investment totalling £4.7 million into two ambitious projects in a bid...

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  • WRAP rallies recycling innovators

    WRAP rallies recycling innovators

    The Resource Action Fund, launched by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in May, will pile investment totalling £4.7 million into two ambitious projects in a bid...

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  • IKEA announces 100% recycled polyester pledge 

    IKEA announces 100% recycled polyester pledge 

    Homeware conglomerate IKEA has announced its ambition to replace all virgin polyester textiles products with recycled polyester by 2020. This comes as the firm has embarked on a mission to utilise...

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  • Measuring Supplier Sustainability

    Measuring Supplier Sustainability

    Sustainability is a broad area that encompasses environmental, social and economic factors. Things like the use of 100 percent post-consumer waste (PCW) paper, green cleaning products, and energy...

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  • Efficiency and social responsibility go together for Shipper of Choice Kraft Heinz

    Efficiency and social responsibility go together for Shipper of Choice Kraft Heinz

    The Kraft Heinz Company (NYSE: KHC) is a Shipper of Choice not only because the company strives to create an efficient supply chain through investments in technology, but also because the food...

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  • Covestro develops CO2-based elastic fibres

    Covestro develops CO2-based elastic fibres

    Polymer materials manufacturer Covestro has developed a method of yielding elastic textile fibres through the partial use of carbon dioxide as a replacement to crude oils.See it on Scoop.it, via...

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  • Database of supply chain slavery statements announced

    Database of supply chain slavery statements announced

    Prime minister Theresa May has announced the launch of a central registry for modern slavery supply chain statements. Speaking at the United Nations' International Labour Organization in Geneva,...

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  • L’Oréal invests in biotech plastics recycling initiative

    L’Oréal invests in biotech plastics recycling initiative

    Yesterday, the beauty maker announced its minority stake investment in Carbios, a green chemistry company working to solve environmental sustainability problems in manufacturing. The funds will...

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  • Gap announces 100% sustainable cotton goal 

    Gap announces 100% sustainable cotton goal 

    US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc has announced it is working with supply chain partners to source all cotton for its brands from sustainable sources by 2025.See it on Scoop.it, via...

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  • Firms must end ‘vow of silence’ on environmental impact

    Firms must end ‘vow of silence’ on environmental impact

    A group of global investors has called on firms disclose more information on their environmental impact amid concerns there is not enough transparency. The group of 88 investors, with nearly $10tn...

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  • Chinese viscose made with recycled cotton 

    Chinese viscose made with recycled cotton 

    Swedish textile recycling innovator Re:newcell has teamed up with Chinese viscose manufacturer Tangshan Sanyou to develop a viscose staple fibre made from 50 per cent post-consumer recycled...

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  • Elastane-free stretch cotton could help recycling 

    Elastane-free stretch cotton could help recycling 

    Cotton Incorporated says it has developed a 100 per cent cotton elasticated fabric in an innovation that could alleviate much of the burden placed on textile recyclers when asked to upcycle...

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  • PepsiCo Inches Closer to 'Circular Economy' for Packaging

    PepsiCo Inches Closer to 'Circular Economy' for Packaging

    PepsiCo is pushing forward with major sustainability efforts in the water category to further minimize plastic waste. Inching closer to a "circular economy," the beverage manufacturer announced...

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  • Seven new members join the CE100 network

    Seven new members join the CE100 network

    The Foundation’s largest network continues to expand with seven new members joining the diverse and dynamic CE100.See it on Scoop.it, via Sustainable Procurement News

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  • Farmer Brothers Leads the Way to a Better Future Through Continued Sustainable Practices

    Farmer Brothers Leads the Way to a Better Future Through Continued Sustainable Practices

    Farmer Brothers formally started its sustainability journey over five years ago and has made great strides. The company is leading the way in sustainability, even beyond the coffee industry....

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  • Brazil to issue 'dirty list' of employers using slave labor based on court findings

    Brazil to issue 'dirty list' of employers using slave labor based on court findings

    Brazil will create a new "dirty list" of employers that engaged in modern slavery, drawn from a roster of companies and people found guilty in labor courts of the practice, officials said on...

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  • Supermarkets fall short in protecting supply chain workers

    Supermarkets fall short in protecting supply chain workers

    The UK’s largest supermarkets are falling short on ensuring workers and small-scale farmers in their global supply chains are protected and fairly rewarded, according to Oxfam.See it on Scoop.it,...

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  • Recyclable plastic hanger to tackle landfill issue

    Recyclable plastic hanger to tackle landfill issue

    Dutch company Arch & Hook (A&H), which claims to be the world's first global sustainable hanger brand, has today (25 June) released its first 100% recyclable plastic hanger made from up to 100%...

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  • H&M trials Maersk carbon-neutral fuel product 

    H&M trials Maersk carbon-neutral fuel product 

    Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has taken part in the pilot of a new carbon neutral ocean fuel product launched by global logistics company Maersk, which could help in the move...

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  • LVMH committed to engage against discrimination

    LVMH committed to engage against discrimination

    World’s largest luxury conglomerate LVMH continues to affirm its engagement in favour of diversity and against all forms of discrimination. The world’s number one luxury group last month signed...

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  • Real Launches MSC-Certified Canned Tuna

    Real Launches MSC-Certified Canned Tuna

    German retailer Real has added Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified canned tuna to its range of fish products sourced from sustainable production. The new product, available under the TiP...

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  • Louisiana bill would require country of origin labeling on restaurant menus

    Louisiana bill would require country of origin labeling on restaurant menus

    This week, a bill requiring Louisiana restaurants to label menus with the origins of shrimp and crawfish is winding its way through the state legislature. If passed, the law would be a huge win...

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  • Modern slavery red flags in fashion supply chains 

    Modern slavery red flags in fashion supply chains 

    Despite efforts to crack down on modern slavery in supply chains, some 24.9m people remain trapped in forced labour worldwide. Yet there are a number of red flags that brands and retailers should...

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  • Avril Commits To Switching To 'Alternative' Eggs By 2025

    Avril Commits To Switching To 'Alternative' Eggs By 2025

    French food company Groupe Avril has announced that, by 2025, all eggs and egg products offered by the company will be sourced from hens raised on French farms. The eggs will be sourced from...

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  • Nike boost supply chain efficiency with RFID tracking 

    Nike boost supply chain efficiency with RFID tracking 

    Nike is implementing RFID tracking in "nearly all" of its non-licensed apparel and footwear to enhance supply chain efficiency according to Supply Chain Dive. Nike has implemented RFID tracking...

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  • Levi Strauss inks World Bank agreement to cut supply chain emissions

    Levi Strauss inks World Bank agreement to cut supply chain emissions

    Under the agreement, IFC will work with 42 of Levi's suppliers to roll out renewable energy and water-saving projects designed to cut the environmental impact of factories and mills in Levi's...

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  • Baking soda to be made with recycled CO2

    Baking soda to be made with recycled CO2

    TCE has begun construction of a carbon capture and utilisation plant (CCU) at its sodium bicarbonate factory in Cheshire to recycle carbon emissions from the company's nearby power plant. See it...

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  • Burberry sets carbon emissions target for supply chain

    Burberry sets carbon emissions target for supply chain

    The luxury retailer also aims to cut emissions from its extended supply chain, including sourcing of raw materials and manufacturing of finished goods, by 30% by 2030 – the first time it has set...

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  • Only a third of palm oil fully traceable

    Only a third of palm oil fully traceable

    Only around a third of European palm oil is traceable to the plantation – necessary to ensure zero-deforestation – according to a report prepared for retailers. The study, carried out by the Palm...

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  • Best Buy Now Helping Consumers Reduce CO2, Save Billions on Utilities, Recycle More

    Best Buy Now Helping Consumers Reduce CO2, Save Billions on Utilities, Recycle More

    After reducing its carbon emissions more than 50 percent, Best Buy is committing to achieve an even greater impact: The company has set a first-ever goal to help consumers reduce their carbon...

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  • PepsiCo’s Multi-Pronged ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Initiative Launches in Peru

    PepsiCo’s Multi-Pronged ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Initiative Launches in Peru

    As part of PepsiCo’s goal for plastics to never become waste, PepsiCo Latin America has been working for the last decade to foster inclusive recycling in the region. Earlier this year, the company...

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  • US Consumers More Concerned About Ocean Plastic Than Climate Change

    US Consumers More Concerned About Ocean Plastic Than Climate Change

    US consumers are more concerned about the impact of plastic waste in our oceans than they are about the impacts of climate change, according to a new survey by Shelton Group — which examined...

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  • H&M takes part in shipping biofuel trial

    H&M takes part in shipping biofuel trial

    H&M has become the first company to take part in a trial of carbon neutral biofuel for container shipping. The clothing retailer has partnered with Maersk in the pilot, which involves using a...

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  • Google announces circular economy goals across supply chain

    Google announces circular economy goals across supply chain

    Google has announced it wants to move to a circular economy in its supply chain as part of wider efforts to improve sustainability. The technology company has begun applying circular economy...

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  • Ethical trade app to combat modern slavery in fashion 

    Ethical trade app to combat modern slavery in fashion 

    Pentland Brands, which owns brands such as Speedo, Berghaus and Boxfresh, has launched a new app aimed at promoting ethical trade throughout its supply chain and ensuring all ‘factory-facing...

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  • Maersk and Bollore Logistics collaborate to cut emissions

    Maersk and Bollore Logistics collaborate to cut emissions

    Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company by capacity, has signed a deal with logistics and supply chain management company Bollore Logistics with an aim to cut CO2 emissions.See it...

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  • Despite climate pledges, G20 coal subsidies rise 

    Despite climate pledges, G20 coal subsidies rise 

    Despite promising a decade ago to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, the world’s leading economies more than doubled subsidies to coal-fired power plants over three years, putting climate goals at...

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  • Palm oil giants unite to tackle human rights challenges in Indonesia 

    Palm oil giants unite to tackle human rights challenges in Indonesia 

    Major companies are stepping up to address human rights issues in their supply chains. Forum for the Future’s latest collaborative effort is a palm oil industry-first in addressing problems...

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  • Encouraging start, but Asean has to go beyond its pledge to tackle marine waste

    Encouraging start, but Asean has to go beyond its pledge to tackle marine waste

    Governments in Southeast Asia must tackle the root cause of plastic pollution by rolling out policies to cut the amount of single-use plastics produced, said environmentalists, even as they...

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  • Supply chains face the 'disruption era'

    Supply chains face the 'disruption era'

    Supply chains are facing an era of disruption with increased risk from Brexit and fragile supply networks, according to a survey. A report by data and planning consultancy Vuealta called Future of...

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  • Building a Nordic Anti-Corruption Data Ecosystem 

    Building a Nordic Anti-Corruption Data Ecosystem 

    Open Knowledge Sweden (OKSE) jointly with Transparency International Latvia and Transparency International Lithuania continues to promote usage of open data for combating corruption in the Baltic...

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  • Lidl Bids To Become Germany's 'Most Sustainable Discounter'

    Lidl Bids To Become Germany's 'Most Sustainable Discounter'

    Lidl has set itself the goal of becoming the most sustainable discounter in Germany, by meeting its consumers' demand for more organic products. According to the purchasing director at Lidl...

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  • Virgin Voyages Announces Two New Environmentally Friendly Partnerships

    Virgin Voyages Announces Two New Environmentally Friendly Partnerships

    In celebration of Earth Day, Virgin Voyages has announced two new partnerships that emphasize the use of recyclable and reusable materials across the cruise line’s first ship, the Scarlet Lady.See...

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  • University of San Francisco Achieves Carbon Neutrality More Than 30 Years Ahead of Goal

    University of San Francisco Achieves Carbon Neutrality More Than 30 Years Ahead of Goal

    The University of San Francisco (USF) has met its goal of zero net carbon emissions more than 30 years ahead of its 2050 target date set in 2014 with a series of large and small steps, including...

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  • Intuit Accelerates Commitment to Reaching Carbon Reduction and Renewable Electricity Targets

    Intuit Accelerates Commitment to Reaching Carbon Reduction and Renewable Electricity Targets

    Intuit is on track to surpass three core sustainability goals—achieving 100% renewable electricity, reducing its carbon footprint of its facilities by 80%, and reducing total operational footprint...

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  • Athleta Goes Deeper Into Sustainable Fiber and Fabric Sourcing 

    Athleta Goes Deeper Into Sustainable Fiber and Fabric Sourcing 

    A year after becoming a certified B Corporation, Athleta is stepping up its efforts in sustainable performance apparel. The Gap Inc.-owned brand said in a blog post this week that 60 percent of...

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  • Target Commits To 100% Domestic Renewable Electricity Target By 2030

    Target Commits To 100% Domestic Renewable Electricity Target By 2030

    Target, the eighth largest retailer in the United States according to Stores, the magazine of the country’s National Retail Federation, announced this week that it was committing to source 100% of...

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  • Jeanologia presents new textile production model at ITMA 

    Jeanologia presents new textile production model at ITMA 

    The new sourcing model developed at Jeanologia is completely eco-efficient as it has taken environmental impact into account throughout the product development. It is easily scalable. By being...

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  • New GBP4.7m fund to boost UK textile recycling 

    New GBP4.7m fund to boost UK textile recycling 

    The UK government has unveiled a GBP4.7m (US$5.95m) fund to help boost the recycling of plastic packaging and textiles - and is seeking innovative ideas to back. related to Social & environmental...

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  • Recycled T-shirt range uses AI to avoid textile waste

    Recycled T-shirt range uses AI to avoid textile waste

    British apparel manufacturer Teemill has launched a new range of organic cotton T-shirts which the company intends to take back an indefinite number of times.  The firm offers online shoppers...

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  • Sustainable sourcing front of mind for retailers 

    Sustainable sourcing front of mind for retailers 

    Sustainability has been found to be a core factor for EU retailers when it comes to product sourcing, according to findings in a new study by the International Trade Centre. related to Retail,...

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  • Chromuch offers ‘sustainable’ synthetic fibre

    Chromuch offers ‘sustainable’ synthetic fibre

    ‘Sustainable’ synthetic fibre innovator Chromuch is taking a fresh approach to yarn production, and now offers sheath and core solution dyed yarns – made from rPET bottles – which it claims is:...

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  • G20 to tackle ocean plastic waste as petrochemical producers expand in Asia

    G20 to tackle ocean plastic waste as petrochemical producers expand in Asia

    Japan wants to make reducing the glut of plastic waste in the oceans a priority at the Group of 20 summit it is hosting this month as governments around the world crack down on such pollution.See...

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  • Britain to become first G7 country with net zero emissions target

    Britain to become first G7 country with net zero emissions target

    Britain has announced it will enshrine a new commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 into law, marking a first among G7 nations facing increasingly severe impacts from the...

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  • No child labour by 2025: a realistic goal? 

    No child labour by 2025: a realistic goal? 

    At the 108th session of the International Labour Conference, Guy Ryder, director general of the ILO (International Labour Organization), has called on a plethora of industries to collaborate in...

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  • Cargill says food industry will miss zero deforestation goal

    Cargill says food industry will miss zero deforestation goal

    Grains trader Cargill Inc said on Thursday it and the broader food industry will fail to meet the goal of eliminating deforestation by 2020 and pledged to do more to protect forests and native...

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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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  • Sustainable Leadership In The F&B Sector

    Sustainable Leadership In The F&B Sector

    According to a study done by The World Bank, one of the most worrying predictions about the future is the fact that agricultural production will reduce by 15% to 30% by 2080 due to climate...

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  • Firms should be compelled to produce slavery reports, says review

    Firms should be compelled to produce slavery reports, says review

    The final report examining the effectiveness of the MSA, said all government departments should publish a modern slavery statement at the end of each financial year, while local governments,...

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  • Google helps fashion brands monitor supply chain for sustainability

    Google helps fashion brands monitor supply chain for sustainability

    Google has teamed up with luxury fashion brand Stella McCartney and fashion innovation consultancy Current Global to develop a new supply chain tool. The tool has been designed to help companies...

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  • Hong Kong looks to raise up to $1 billion in green bonds

    Hong Kong looks to raise up to $1 billion in green bonds

    Hong Kong is looking to raise between $500 million and $1 billion in five-year green bonds as the former British colony looks to establish itself as a centre for green finance. Hong Kong is...

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  • The UK Government announces single-use plastics ban

    The UK Government announces single-use plastics ban

    The UK government has announced a ban on single-use plastics from April 2020. The ban covers plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds and follows a consultation that found overwhelming...

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  • Morrisons the first supermarket to ban fruit plastic packaging

    Morrisons the first supermarket to ban fruit plastic packaging

    Morrisons is to become the first supermarket chain to remove packaging from its fruit and vegetables. The company said customers would be able to choose from up to 127 varieties of fruit and veg...

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  • Sustainability standards are needed on a wider scale

    Sustainability standards are needed on a wider scale

    Industries need to do more to implement minimum sustainability standards, according to procurement leaders.  During a panel discussion at the CIPS/Supply Management Forum in London, a delegate...

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  • Sustainability standards are needed on a wider scale according to procurement leaders

    Sustainability standards are needed on a wider scale according to procurement leaders

    Industries need to do more to implement minimum sustainability standards, according to procurement leaders.  During a panel discussion at the CIPS/Supply Management Forum in London, a delegate...

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  • Google to develop tool for responsible textile sourcing

    Google to develop tool for responsible textile sourcing

    Google is developing a tool which will use data analytics and machine-learning to enable fashion brands to make responsible sourcing decisions. The project, which was announced at the Copenhagen...

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  • UK urged to 'lead by example' on slavery as top state suppliers flout law

    UK urged to 'lead by example' on slavery as top state suppliers flout law

    Britain is failing to lead by example in efforts to stop modern slavery as nearly a third of the government's top suppliers are flouting a landmark anti-slavery law, analysts said on Monday. About...

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  • Tiny East Timor to become world's first plastic-neutral nation

    Tiny East Timor to become world's first plastic-neutral nation

    In a region where seas are awash with trash, East Timor is set to become the world's first country to recycle all its plastic waste after it teamed up with Australian researchers on Friday to...

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  • Verizon goes carbon neutral by 2035 

    Verizon goes carbon neutral by 2035 

    Verizon is strengthening its commitment to sustainability today, announcing the company will go carbon neutral by 2035 in its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. This will be achieved through a...

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  • World Bank launches new fund to support ‘climate-smart’ mining for low carbon tech

    World Bank launches new fund to support ‘climate-smart’ mining for low carbon tech

    The World Bank has launched what is claimed to be the first ever fund dedicated to making mining for the low carbon energy transition “climate-smart” and sustainable. The Climate-Smart Mining...

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  • Skullcandy and POW Team Up to Combat Climate Change

    Skullcandy and POW Team Up to Combat Climate Change

    Skullcandy, Inc., the original lifestyle audio brand, announced that it is proudly partnering with Protect Our Winters (POW), an environmental nonprofit to fund their efforts to turn passionate...

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  • Mercedes-Benz targets carbon neutral fleet by 2039

    Mercedes-Benz targets carbon neutral fleet by 2039

    Mercedes-Benz has set a target to ensure its new passenger car fleet is carbon neutral by 2039. It has also committed to ensure plug-in hybrids or all-electric vehicles (EVs) make up more than 50%...

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  • Glasgow aims to become UK's first net-zero emissions city

    Glasgow aims to become UK's first net-zero emissions city

    Glasgow aims to become the first city in Britain to be carbon-neutral in a drive to tackle climate change. Glasgow City Council, working with ScottishPower, has pledged to make Britain's...

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  • Forced Labor Issues Boost Scrutiny for Fashion at the Ports 

    Forced Labor Issues Boost Scrutiny for Fashion at the Ports 

    Congress and customs officers are increasingly wary of imports made with forced labor, but the global supply chain remains tough to police.  See it on Scoop.it, via Sustainable Procurement News

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  • US legislation would aid domestic mining of EV materials

    US legislation would aid domestic mining of EV materials

    A US senator is about to introduce legislation which looks to boost the domestic mining of materials like lithium and graphite for electric vehicles, according to a report. US Senator Lisa...

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  • The Iconic launches Considered feature that allows customers to shop sustainable fashion

    The Iconic launches Considered feature that allows customers to shop sustainable fashion

    A leading fashion retailer website has launched a new feature to help customers shop consciously online. The Iconic has introduced 'Considered', which is a new environmentally-friendly service...

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  • Bhumi Ethically Made 100% Organic Cotton Bed Sheets

    Bhumi Ethically Made 100% Organic Cotton Bed Sheets

    Australian organic bedding company Bhumi is one such brand producing high-quality organic cotton bed sheets. In addition to being an environmentally conscious brand, Bhumi is also socially...

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  • Climate-change investing moves beyond the big oil companies 

    Climate-change investing moves beyond the big oil companies 

    Investors are pushing big companies to do better on the environment. And their focus isn't just on big oil and power companies. In the next few weeks, Amazon shareholders will vote on a proposal...

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  • De Beers expands pilot scheme in Sierra Leone to sell ethically sourced diamonds

    De Beers expands pilot scheme in Sierra Leone to sell ethically sourced diamonds

    Anglo American’s De Beers is stepping up efforts to remove conflict diamonds from the market by expanding a pilot program in Sierra Leone, which is set to help trace the route of precious stones...

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  • Coles and Woolworths urged to boycott suppliers linked to the exploitation of migrant workers 

    Coles and Woolworths urged to boycott suppliers linked to the exploitation of migrant workers 

    The Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) has raised concerns with both supermarkets about the accreditation of labour-hire providers in their domestic supply chains. ACCR...

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  • Micronic leads the industry with sustainable laboratory products

    Micronic leads the industry with sustainable laboratory products

    Micronic has joined an elite group of manufacturers committed to product transparency and sustainable procurement. Two of Micronic’s most popular 2D Data-Matrix Coded Screw-Cap Tubes, the 1.40 mL...

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  • Walmart Releases ESG Report Showing 28% of Its Electricity Needs are Supplied by Renewable Energy

    Walmart Releases ESG Report Showing 28% of Its Electricity Needs are Supplied by Renewable Energy

    Walmart Inc. recently issued its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which details the company’s goals, progress and achievements for fiscal year 2019 toward its...

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  • Tesco slashes food waste by 17% in one year

    Tesco slashes food waste by 17% in one year

    Supermarket giant Tesco has published its annual food waste figures, revealing that it wasted 17% less food by weight during 2018-19 than during the previous 12-month period.See it on Scoop.it,...

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  • Packaging sustainability must start in the supply chain

    Packaging sustainability must start in the supply chain

    From wine through the post to sports drinks in seaweed, packaging is visibly going green. Lucozade Ribena Suntory distributed 36,000 Lucozade Sport gels encased in Ooho's edible seaweed packaging...

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  • Report: Fashion sector stalling on sustainability progress, with high street giants holding industry back

    Report: Fashion sector stalling on sustainability progress, with high street giants holding industry back

    The global fashion industry's overall efforts to operate more sustainability have slowed by one-third on a year-on-year basis, with actions failing to decouple emissions from the sector's rapid...

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  • Brazil: Piquiá community fights against mining industry’s human rights abuses

    Brazil: Piquiá community fights against mining industry’s human rights abuses

    The report provides an assessment revealing the lack of implementation of the recommendations formulated to responsible actors in a 2011 report, as well as encouraging the progress achieved by the...

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  • Skanska UK pledges to become a carbon-neutral business by 2045

    Skanska UK pledges to become a carbon-neutral business by 2045

    Construction and property development giant Skanska has committed to reduce the carbon emissions of its UK business to zero by 2045, without purchasing carbon credits for offsetting.See it on...

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  • Ball secures two VPPAs for 100% renewable energy in North America

    Ball secures two VPPAs for 100% renewable energy in North America

    Ball Corporation has completed two virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) that would allow it move to 100 percent renewable energy in its North American operations. According to its...

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  • PVH reveals ambitious sustainability goals

    PVH reveals ambitious sustainability goals

    PVH Corp. on Monday announced its corporate responsibility strategy, dubbed "Forward Fashion" to increase transparency and sustainable practices, according to a company press release. The company...

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  • Wrangler Digs into Science for Sustainable Cotton Sourcing

    Wrangler Digs into Science for Sustainable Cotton Sourcing

    Most sustainable cotton management frameworks just skim the surface. The leaders at Wrangler wanted to dig deeper. The American denim brand sought to understand the actual effects of cotton...

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  • Mondelez pledges to source all cocoa through its sustainability program by 2025

    Mondelez pledges to source all cocoa through its sustainability program by 2025

    Mondelez has committed to sourcing 100% of its cocoa through its Cocoa Life program by 2025. The Cocoa Life program seeks to reduce deforestation and child labor from cocoa supply chains while...

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  • How Trim Suppliers Are Reducing The Environmental Footprint of Jeans 

    How Trim Suppliers Are Reducing The Environmental Footprint of Jeans 

    Like the cotton growing, weaving and finishing that come before it, denim trim suppliers are taking measures to reduce their intake of water, chemicals, energy and raw materials. “There is a...

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  • Food safety issues carry increasingly high risks for suppliers

    Food safety issues carry increasingly high risks for suppliers

    A new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division explains why the stakes are rising for food suppliers in a landscape of continuously evolving food safety challenges, technologies and...

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  • Oritain Maps All Supima Cotton Origins to Achieve 100 Percent Traceability 

    Oritain Maps All Supima Cotton Origins to Achieve 100 Percent Traceability 

    Oritain, a product and supply chain traceability specialist, has now mapped all Supima cotton growing regions with the aim of tackling fraud in the global cotton supply chain and enabling the...

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  • Human Rights Watch calls for end to pricing pressure impacting textile workers’ conditions

    Human Rights Watch calls for end to pricing pressure impacting textile workers’ conditions

    In a 66-page report, the Human Rights Watch organisation has made an extremely ambivalent assessment of the working conditions of textile workers worldwide. Six years after the Rana Plaza...

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  • Deliberate mislabelling of seafood rife in South Korea, researchers find 

    Deliberate mislabelling of seafood rife in South Korea, researchers find 

    Fraudulent mislabelling of seafood is rampant in South Korea, where one-third of samples in a comprehensive DNA study were found to be mis-sold. More than half of all sushi samples (53.9%) proved...

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  • Start-up develops edible markers to prove sustainable sourcing

    Start-up develops edible markers to prove sustainable sourcing

    IN-Code Technologies has developed invisible makers that can be used to combat illicit trade and prove the sustainable sourcing of food ingredients, such as palm oil, says CEO Joe Tilley.See it on...

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  • Mining for clean tech will place huge strain on environment

    Mining for clean tech will place huge strain on environment

    Earthworks has published a new report detailing projected minerals demand to build the electric vehicles, solar arrays, wind turbines and other renewable energy infrastructure necessary to meet...

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  • UK supermarkets implicated in Amazon deforestation supply chain: report

    UK supermarkets implicated in Amazon deforestation supply chain: report

    A report from the UK organization Earthsight finds that UK supermarket chains — including Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and Lidl — are still importing corned beef from Brazil’s largest beef...

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  • ‘We are in 2019, we don’t have time’: Nestlé’s ‘call to arms’ on deforestation

    ‘We are in 2019, we don’t have time’: Nestlé’s ‘call to arms’ on deforestation

    Nestlé wants 100% of its key commodities to be deforestation-free by next year. The company is leveraging technology as part of a “toolbox” to tackle risk areas and accelerate its journey towards...

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  • Why are companies in Southeast Asia lagging on human rights?

    Why are companies in Southeast Asia lagging on human rights?

    Business in Southeast Asia is falling behind on global norms related to human rights, a new report on human rights disclosure in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has found. Out...

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  • BSI reports top supply chain themes for 2019

    BSI reports top supply chain themes for 2019

    BSI has identified five major themes that are most likely to impact the supply chain in 2019. The analysis of how these five themes will affect supply chains this year forms the business...

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  • IUCN launches Call for Proposals to reduce plastic leakage into the ocean 

    IUCN launches Call for Proposals to reduce plastic leakage into the ocean 

    IUCN has launched a Call for Proposals to support existing, small-scale circular economy initiatives that aim to reduce the amount of plastic leaking into the marine environment. As part of its...

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  • Bosch aims to be carbon neutral by 2020

    Bosch aims to be carbon neutral by 2020

    Bosch will be investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy to achieve carbon neutrality in its 400 locations worldwide.See it on Scoop.it, via Sustainable Procurement News

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  • Mapped: The Countries With the Most Sustainable Corporations

    Mapped: The Countries With the Most Sustainable Corporations

    The world's most sustainable corporations have a monumental impact on social and environmental issues. See where they are located in this visualization.See it on Scoop.it, via Sustainable...

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  • Unilever North America Increases Recycled Packaging Efforts

    Unilever North America Increases Recycled Packaging Efforts

    Unilever North America is picking up the pace on recycled content use through several new initiatives. The company wants to reach 50% recycled content in their plastic packaging by the end of...

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  • Supply Chain Compliance In The Amazon Era

    Supply Chain Compliance In The Amazon Era

    In the Amazon age, where it’s now easier than ever to get a product out onto the eCommerce stage, supply chain compliance can take on a whole new meaning. That’s because companies like Amazon and...

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  • CSR Reporting Under EU Law Is Highest for Gender and Lowest for Human Rights Matters, Study Reveals 

    CSR Reporting Under EU Law Is Highest for Gender and Lowest for Human Rights Matters, Study Reveals 

    Top Transparency ScorersThe degree to which companies were found to be transparent was assessed though the application of KPIs, as is required as per the EU Directive as well as the national laws...

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  • AIM-PROGRESS CSR Legislation Sheets_March2019.pdf

    AIM-PROGRESS CSR Legislation Sheets_March2019.pdf

    With the rapid and continuing proliferation of new CSR regulations, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to take aholistic approach to compliance in this area, both to reduce...

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  • Spinnova partners for agricultural waste project 

    Spinnova partners for agricultural waste project 

    Finnish fibre producer Spinnova has joined forces with compatriot energy company Fortum to form a ‘disruptive strategic partnership’ within the latter’s bio-based business. The duo’s objective is...

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  • McDonald’s Taiwan to Stop Distributing Plastic Straws by June

    McDonald’s Taiwan to Stop Distributing Plastic Straws by June

    Today, McDonald’s Taiwan announced it would stop using plastic straws at all of its locations by June. Beginning April 12, McDonald’s Taiwan will begin promoting a campaign called “drink cold...

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  • Wegmans to Cut 2 Million Pounds of In-Store Plastics This Year

    Wegmans to Cut 2 Million Pounds of In-Store Plastics This Year

    Wegmans plans to reduce in-store plastic made from fossil fuels by 2 million pounds this year and seeks to eliminate 10 million pounds by 2024. The supermarket chain is targeting packaging and...

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  • Is progress enough? Forced labor risk persists in cotton supply chains

    Is progress enough? Forced labor risk persists in cotton supply chains

    Uzbekistan is one of the largest cotton producers in the world, but the industry has struggled with child labor in the past and continues to have issues with adult forced labor, according to...

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  • M&S, Tesco, rank among top UK businesses for modern slavery compliance

    M&S, Tesco, rank among top UK businesses for modern slavery compliance

    Supermarket giants Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Tesco have been named among the corporates leading the FTSE 100's drive for better compliance with the Modern Slavery Act (MSA), in a new ranking of...

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  • McDonald’s working to create cage-free eggs supply chain

    McDonald’s working to create cage-free eggs supply chain

    McDonald’s has announced that its US egg supply chain is 33% cage-free, part of a commitment to become 100% cage-free by 2025. The fast food giant sources 2.2bn eggs each year in the US and is...

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  • VF Corporation signs UN Charter for climate action

    VF Corporation signs UN Charter for climate action

    VF Corporation is the latest fashion company to join the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, a series of targets with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030 and...

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  • Supermarkets Coles & Woolworths pressured over alleged exploitation in labour supply chains

    Supermarkets Coles & Woolworths pressured over alleged exploitation in labour supply chains

    Supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths are facing pressure to boycott suppliers linked to the exploitation of migrant workers, amid a desperate push to address ongoing issues within the labour...

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  • Tengiva launches textile waste diversion label

    Tengiva launches textile waste diversion label

    Tengiva has launched a Responsible Stock Management label, created to identify and promote all manufacturers undertaking “logistic and operational efforts” to divert materials from landfill and...

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  • Green businesses call on EU to prioritise tackling climate change

    Green businesses call on EU to prioritise tackling climate change

    Multinational firms such as Unilever, IKEA and DSM say they want to see the establishment of a decarbonisation strategy to achieve climate neutrality by 2050See it on Scoop.it, via Sustainable...

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  • Sportswear takes the lead in transparency 

    Sportswear takes the lead in transparency 

    Sportswear and outdoor brands including Adidas, Reebok and Patagonia have been ranked the most transparent fashion brands in the annual Fashion Transparency Index. The index, which is compiled by...

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  • Wrangler Teams with Local Cotton Farmers on New, Sustainable Collection 

    Wrangler Teams with Local Cotton Farmers on New, Sustainable Collection 

    In an effort to support U.S. farmers and further its commitment to sustainability, Wrangler launched a premium collection of locally-sourced denim on Thursday.See it on Scoop.it, via Sustainable...

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  • De Beers expands pilot scheme in Sierra Leone to sell ethically sourced diamonds

    De Beers expands pilot scheme in Sierra Leone to sell ethically sourced diamonds

    Anglo American’s De Beers is stepping up efforts to remove conflict diamonds from the market by expanding a pilot program in Sierra Leone, which is set to help trace the route of precious stones...

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  • Deliberate mislabelling of seafood rife in South Korea, researchers find 

    Deliberate mislabelling of seafood rife in South Korea, researchers find 

    Fraudulent mislabelling of seafood is rampant in South Korea, where one-third of samples in a comprehensive DNA study were found to be mis-sold. More than half of all sushi samples (53.9%) proved...

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  • Unilever reveals mixed progress towards Sustainable Living Plan goals

    Unilever reveals mixed progress towards Sustainable Living Plan goals

    Unilever has posted strong progress towards its manufacturing waste, low-carbon energy and water abstraction goals, while also revealing that is it off-track to meet its sustainability commitments...

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  • Brands slammed for 'harsh' tactics to trap garment workers in poverty

    Brands slammed for 'harsh' tactics to trap garment workers in poverty

    European and U.S. fashion brands sourcing from Vietnam must stop their "harsh" tactics that push down workers' wages and trap millions in poverty, labour rights campaigners said on Thursday....

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  • Mondelez adds new products to sustainable coca sourcing initiative

    Mondelez adds new products to sustainable coca sourcing initiative

    Mondelez International has re-affirmed its commitment to source 100% of its cocoa by 2025 from its Coca Life sustainability programme following early promising results. The scheme, which aims to...

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  • Walmart, HSBC reward supplier emission cuts with better loan terms

    Walmart, HSBC reward supplier emission cuts with better loan terms

    Walmart is partnering with HSBC to allow suppliers to apply for improved financing with the bank if they show progress under either Project Gigaton or the retailer's Sustainability Index...

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  • Walmart introduces transparent beef supply chain

    Walmart introduces transparent beef supply chain

    Walmart has announced it will “enter into the beef industry” by developing an end-to-end Angus beef supply chain in the US. The retailer said it was responding to customer demand for a more...

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  • Regardless of Motive, Experts Urge the Denim Supply Chain to Set CSR Standards 

    Regardless of Motive, Experts Urge the Denim Supply Chain to Set CSR Standards 

    The apparel industry has trust issues, and according to a panel of industry experts, those issues are getting in the way of doing good business. At Kingpins in Amsterdam last week, founder Andrew...

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  • Smithfield Foods, RAE launch JV to create renewable energy

    Smithfield Foods, RAE launch JV to create renewable energy

    Smithfield Foods Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri....

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  • BBC Earth debuts ‘circular’ fashion collection

    BBC Earth debuts ‘circular’ fashion collection

    Following on from the huge success of the the BBC’s Blue Planet series, presented by Sir David Attenborough, the corporation has teamed up with apparel manufacturer Teemill to produce a range of...

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  • SKFK to open Circular Closet for rental customers

    SKFK to open Circular Closet for rental customers

    Basque clothing brand SKFK is set to launch a new monthly subscription service to enable its customers to rent apparel from a constantly updating selection of 40 premium outfits. The company,...

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  • PrettyLittleThing launches recycled range, reGAIN deal

    PrettyLittleThing launches recycled range, reGAIN deal

    Online fashion retailer PrettyLittleThing (PLT) has debuted a new collection made using recycled materials, including pre-consumer factory offcuts and recycled polyester derived from discarded...

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  • Target Launches Sustainable Private Label

    Target Launches Sustainable Private Label

    Target tied in to the April 22 designation of "Earth Day" by launching a line of sustainable, budget-friendly cleaning and household essentials.  Everspring encompasses 70 SKUs, including laundry...

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  • TerraCycle Joins Suppliers Partnership for the Environment

    TerraCycle Joins Suppliers Partnership for the Environment

    TerraCycle Joins Suppliers Partnership for the EnvironmentRecycling Company TerraCycle has joined a collaboration among automakers, suppliers and the U.S. EPA. TerraCycle, a New Jersey-based...

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  • Bangladesh jobs website aims to curb abuse of migrant workers 

    Bangladesh jobs website aims to curb abuse of migrant workers 

    Bangladesh has launched an online job portal to help reduce high fees incurred by thousands of workers seeking employment abroad and curb exploitative tactics used by unscrupulous brokers.See it...

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  • Singapore shoppers given tool to choose products using ethical palm oil

    Singapore shoppers given tool to choose products using ethical palm oil

    A new online shopping tool gives Singaporeans the option of buying products made using ethical palm oil, a non-profit behind the scheme said on Thursday, as it looks to tackle the region's haze...

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  • Amazon AWS set to achieve 100% sustainability on a global scale

    Amazon AWS set to achieve 100% sustainability on a global scale

    Amazon AWS announced yesterday three new projects which set to achieve 100% renewable energy for its global infrastructure. These projects – one in Ireland, one in Sweden, and one in the United...

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  • Leading Indian businesses commit to electric vehicle fleets by 2030

    Leading Indian businesses commit to electric vehicle fleets by 2030

    Shuttl and BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) have become the latest Indian business giants to join The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative.See it on Scoop.it, via Sustainable Procurement News

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  • BMW to source cobalt from Australia and Morocco

    BMW to source cobalt from Australia and Morocco

    After Andreas Wendt, the Board Member responsible for purchasing, recently announced that BMW will no longer purchase cobalt from Congo for the introduction of the fifth generation of electric...

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  • Sonos Joins How2Recycle Label for Electronics Packaging

    Sonos Joins How2Recycle Label for Electronics Packaging

    Sonos joined the How2Recycle label program this week. The Santa Barbara, California-based consumer electronics company known for smart speakers plans to add labels with straightforward...

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  • KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell grow hungry for science-based climate targets

    KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell grow hungry for science-based climate targets

    Yum! Brands, the US owner of fast food chains KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, has committed to pursuing a Science-Based Target to slash greenhouse gas emissions from its operations, franchises, and...

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  • Verizon Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2035

    Verizon Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2035

    Verizon is aiming for carbon neutrality by 2023 for their Scope 1 and 2 emissions. The telecom’s plan for achieving this target involves a combination of cutting emissions directly, purchasing...

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  • Carrefour Belgium Partners With Pork Supplier Westvers

    Carrefour Belgium Partners With Pork Supplier Westvers

    Carrefour Belgium has announced that it has entered into a partnership with pork supplier Westvers, to improve the traceability and quality of its products. The collaboration will result in the...

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  • New space satellite tech set to help cocoa traceability in West Africa

    New space satellite tech set to help cocoa traceability in West Africa

    UK Space Agency’s pioneering Forests 2020 Project enables cocoa buyers to plot supply chain data onto satellite and LiDAR map. African governments of cocoa-producing countries, along with the main...

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  • New York vows to ban plastic bags statewide in 2020

    New York vows to ban plastic bags statewide in 2020

    Lawmakers in New York just agreed to ban plastic bags across the state. The law is a part of a larger budget agreement and makes New York the second state in the United States to join the fight...

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  • How McCormick Is Committing to Sustainability

    How McCormick Is Committing to Sustainability

    In October 2018, McCormick built on its original goals and announced that 100 percent of the company’s plastic packaging would be reusable, recyclable or able to be repurposed by 2025. The move is...

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  • Barilla To Introduce Biscuits Made Of 100% Sustainable Wheat

    Barilla To Introduce Biscuits Made Of 100% Sustainable Wheat

    Italian food company Barilla has announced that it is set to launch a range of biscuits made entirely of sustainable soft wheat. Part of the Buongrano line of Mulino Bianco, the product will be...

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  • Sustainable Fisheries Partnership ‘halfway’ to global targets

    Sustainable Fisheries Partnership ‘halfway’ to global targets

    Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has said its "Target 75" initiative -- to see 75% of seafood production in key sectors classified as sustainable or improving toward sustainability by the...

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  • SIG to launch ‘world’s first’ aseptic cartons using ASI-certified aluminium foil

    SIG to launch ‘world’s first’ aseptic cartons using ASI-certified aluminium foil

    As part of its sustainability drive, SIG said the standard will ensure responsible sourcing throughout the value chain – from suppliers through to consumers. Rolling out from the beginning of...

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  • LME gets tougher on companies with ties to child labour, corruption

    LME gets tougher on companies with ties to child labour, corruption

    The London Metal Exchange (LME), the world’s biggest market for industrial metals, said Tuesday it would only allow responsibly sourced brands to trade on the platform from 2022 on, as part of...

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  • Walmart Launches New Reusable Bag Campaign; Announces 93 Million Metric Tons of Supplier Emission Reductions through Project Gigaton and Ann

    Walmart Launches New Reusable Bag Campaign; Announces 93 Million Metric Tons of Supplier Emission Reductions through Project Gigaton and Ann

    Walmart announced that for the first time, checkout carousels at its U.S. stores will include reusable bags that will be available to customers for purchase. The aim of this new campaign is to...

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  • Adidas unveils fully recyclable Futurecraft Loop sneaker

    Adidas unveils fully recyclable Futurecraft Loop sneaker

    Adidas has launched a sneaker made from virgin plastic that can be ground up and remade again, as part of the company's bid to mitigate the plastic crisis. The Futurecraft Loop shoe was launched...

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  • Old Navy and Banana Republic Pledge New Sustainability Goals for Denim 

    Old Navy and Banana Republic Pledge New Sustainability Goals for Denim 

    Gap Inc. may be on the cusp of becoming two independently public traded companies, but Old Navy and the yet-to-be-named company that will consist of the Gap brand, Athleta, Banana Republic,...

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  • Kellogg pledges responsible sourcing for Argentinian corn

    Kellogg pledges responsible sourcing for Argentinian corn

    The Kellogg Company said independent and external auditors have verified that Argentinian farmers growing flint corn, the variety used for Kellogg’s corn flakes, have implemented its environmental...

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  • Companies Aren’t Identifying Sourcing Decisions as Risks For Forced Labor 

    Companies Aren’t Identifying Sourcing Decisions as Risks For Forced Labor 

    Companies focusing solely on government mandates around forced labor and modern slavery may be missing out on other human rights related risk factors in the supply chain. The United Nations...

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  • SeaBOS members pledge to strengthen seafood sustainability 

    SeaBOS members pledge to strengthen seafood sustainability 

    A number of the world's largest seafood companies, including Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods), have pledged to align and synergize their sustainability standards, in a bid to cut down on illegal...

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  • New consortium to reduce environmental footprint of rice production

    New consortium to reduce environmental footprint of rice production

    A new global consortium aimed at helped reduce the enormous environmental footprint of rice production has been announced. The Sustainable Rice Landscapes Initiative (SRLI) will introduce...

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  • Sustainable Seafood a Key to Improving Climate Impact 

    Sustainable Seafood a Key to Improving Climate Impact 

    As aquaculture has been the fastest growing form of food production in the world over the last four decades, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, companies have a responsibility...

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  • ‘Brands can help end tropical deforestation, but only by working together'

    ‘Brands can help end tropical deforestation, but only by working together'

    Justin Adams of Tropical Forest Alliance calls for companies to look beyond zero-deforestation commitments in individual supply chains and work with other partners to transform landscapes and...

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  • Unilever packaging to contain 50% recycled material by year end

    Unilever packaging to contain 50% recycled material by year end

    Unilever announced last week it expects to reach 50% recycled content in its packaging by the end of this year.EcoVadis's insight:Companies are increasingly collaborating with NGOs, industry...

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  • Diageo invests £16m to remove plastic Guinness packaging

    Diageo invests £16m to remove plastic Guinness packaging

    The drinks giant announced today it will be investing £16m to replace plastics currently used in its beer packaging with “100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard”. The investment will enable...

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  • Nestle & Carrefour partner to boost transparency in food supply chain

    Nestle & Carrefour partner to boost transparency in food supply chain

    In a bid to increase transparency in the food supply chain, Nestlé and Carrefour have reportedly partnered to enable customers to trace the origin of Mousline mashed potato products through...

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  • HSBC and Walmart Join Forces on Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Programme

    HSBC and Walmart Join Forces on Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Programme

    HSBC and Walmart today announced the roll-out of a sustainable supply chain finance programme that pegs a supplier’s financing rate to its sustainability performance. This global programme allows...

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  • Volkswagen Group joins collaboration for responsible sourcing of strategic minerals using blockchain; focus on cobalt

    Volkswagen Group joins collaboration for responsible sourcing of strategic minerals using blockchain; focus on cobalt

    Volkswagen has joined an open industry collaboration for the responsible sourcing of strategic minerals that will use blockchain technology to increase efficiency, sustainability and transparency...

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  • Dun & Bradstreet: stopping slavery in the supply chain

    Dun & Bradstreet: stopping slavery in the supply chain

    With the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimating 25mn people worldwide are trapped in forced labour, modern slavery is a very real issue for businesses across many different industries....

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  • Ready to report: How Singapore firms are preparing for new packaging mandate

    Ready to report: How Singapore firms are preparing for new packaging mandate

    With Singapore set to introduce mandatory reporting requirements in 2020 in a bid to raise awareness of packaging waste, companies tell Eco-Business how they are preparing for the mandate, and...

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  • Foodservice plan targets action on food waste 

    Foodservice plan targets action on food waste 

    All foodservice and hospitality companies with over 250 employees should have a food waste target in place and be measuring, reporting and taking action on food waste by 2026, according to a new...

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  • EU urged to support local Fair Trade initiatives: ‘We see a willingness to buy sustainable and fair’

    EU urged to support local Fair Trade initiatives: ‘We see a willingness to buy sustainable and fair’

    In a report launched at the European Parliament (EP) this week, titled ‘From local to EU level: Scaling Up Fair Trade in Europe’, the Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO) has urged EU policymakers to...

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  • BMW to stop purchasing Congo cobalt in 2020/21

    BMW to stop purchasing Congo cobalt in 2020/21

    According to Andreas Wendt, the board member responsible for purchasing at BMW, the company will no longer purchase cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo with the introduction of the fifth...

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  • SSE unveils new sustainability targets tied to SDGs

    SSE unveils new sustainability targets tied to SDGs

    Energy supplier SSE has today unveiled a set of new green targets linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), promising to champion a 'living wage', accelerate the roll out of EV...

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  • PUMA and First Mile to launch sustainable sports collection

    PUMA and First Mile to launch sustainable sports collection

    Sports firm PUMA has announced that it is launching a sustainable sportwear collection with First Mile, a company that helps communities in Haiti, Honduras and Taiwan by collecting plastic bottles...

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  • Co-op targets 100% sustainably sourced soy through credits scheme

    Co-op targets 100% sustainably sourced soy through credits scheme

    Supermarket chain Co-op has set a new, ongoing target of sourcing 100% sustainably certified soy across its supply chains, after joining global Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS).See it on...

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  • USGBC Releases New Timber Traceability LEED Credit

    USGBC Releases New Timber Traceability LEED Credit

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced a new LEED pilot credit designed to increase transparency in timber supply chains and reduce the risk of illegally harvested wood entering the...

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  • Pernod Ricard targets SDGs and regenerative agriculture as part of 2030 goals

    Pernod Ricard targets SDGs and regenerative agriculture as part of 2030 goals

    Beverage giant Pernod Ricard has today (3 April) launched a new sustainability roadmap aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that commits to ambitious new targets relating to...

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  • Pernod Ricard targets SDGs and regenerative agriculture as part of 2030 goals

    Pernod Ricard targets SDGs and regenerative agriculture as part of 2030 goals

    Beverage giant Pernod Ricard has today (3 April) launched a new sustainability roadmap aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that commits to ambitious new targets relating to...

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  • Fashion firms urged to log global supply chains on new digital open-source map

    Fashion firms urged to log global supply chains on new digital open-source map

    Fashion giant C&A's charitable arm, the C&A Foundation, has teamed up with geospatial technology firm Azavea to develop a new open-source digital map aimed at helping fashion retailers, suppliers...

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  • MSC brings in new measures to combat forced, child labor

    MSC brings in new measures to combat forced, child labor

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has introduced new requirements for seafood suppliers and processers, which include the introduction of independent audits of labor practices for supply chain...

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  • YESS Aims to Eliminate Modern Slavery in Cotton Sourcing 

    YESS Aims to Eliminate Modern Slavery in Cotton Sourcing 

    Creating foundational documents aimed at establishing an industrywide approach to identify and address forced labor in cotton sourcing, the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) on Wednesday released...

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  • Retailers are updating sustainable seafood standards

    Retailers are updating sustainable seafood standards

    H-E-B has partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund to build a stronger commitment to sustainable seafood by sourcing from socially and environmentally friendly farms and fishing outfits,...

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  • Kingpins teams with ZDHC to clean up denim

    Kingpins teams with ZDHC to clean up denim

    Denim industry event series Kingpins has revealed the next phase of its work to ensure all exhibitors comply with a set of mandatory environmental and social standards by end of 2020 to help drive...

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  • Target aims to cut carbon footprint by 30% by 2030

    Target aims to cut carbon footprint by 30% by 2030

    Target has built on initial climate goals from 2017  to set new targets to reduce CO2 generated from Target facilities, energy purchased to power Target facilities and emissions from the entire...

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  • UK car wash app uncovers nearly 1,000 suspected cases of modern slavery

    UK car wash app uncovers nearly 1,000 suspected cases of modern slavery

    British drivers uncovered almost 1,000 potential cases of modern slavery at car washes in five months using the "Safe Car Wash App" yet less than a fifth called the anti-slavery helpline to report...

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  • Tommy Hilfiger develops 100% recycled cotton jeans

    Tommy Hilfiger develops 100% recycled cotton jeans

    Tommy Hilfiger is to introduce 100% recycled cotton denim styles in its spring Tommy Jeans collection, thanks to support from parent company PVH's Denim Center in Amsterdam – its first hub in...

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  • BofA Commits $300 Billion by 2030 to Low-Carbon, Sustainable Business

    BofA Commits $300 Billion by 2030 to Low-Carbon, Sustainable Business

    Bank of America (BoA) has announced it will mobilize an additional $300 billion in capital by 2030 through its Environmental Business Initiative. This third commitment increases the company’s...

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  • Aldi pledges fully sustainable packaging by 2025

    Aldi pledges fully sustainable packaging by 2025

    Aldi plans to convert 100% of its packaging to reusable, recyclable or compostable materials by 2025, according to a company press release. The company will also reduce packaging for all...

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  • Deutsche Telekom revises renewable energy targets

    Deutsche Telekom revises renewable energy targets

    Deutsche Telekom is planning to reduce its CO2 emissions by 90 percent by 2030 compared to 2017. It is also focusing on emissions from the supply chain and that customers generate when using our...

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  • H&M pledges 100% sustainable cotton by 2020

    H&M pledges 100% sustainable cotton by 2020

    H&M will transition to 100% sustainable cotton by 2020, according to the company's 2018 annual report. The retailer reached roughly 95% sustainable supply in 2018. The commitment to sustainable...

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  • Civil society report reviews progress of modern slavery reporting requirements; provides recommendations to improve laws & corporate reporti

    Civil society report reviews progress of modern slavery reporting requirements; provides recommendations to improve laws & corporate reporti

    Based on broad stakeholder consultation, desk-research, and company statement analysis, the report takes stock of progress brought about by and gaps in existing modern slavery reporting...

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  • Selfridges, John Lewis further luxury sustainability drive 

    Selfridges, John Lewis further luxury sustainability drive 

    Bags made using materials derived from post-consumer plastic waste and certified to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) have been introduced to the ranges of both department store chain Selfridges...

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  • Just 42% brands meet ASOS modern slavery standards

    Just 42% brands meet ASOS modern slavery standards

    Online retailer ASOS has released its latest Modern Slavery Statement, evaluating its work between April 2018 – March 2019 and detailing the firm’s commitments towards modern slavery risk...

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  • Tracking the relationship between the oil supermajors and climate change

    Tracking the relationship between the oil supermajors and climate change

    The oil supermajors — Chevron, ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, BP and Total — want you to know they get climate change, and they are working on it. After all:- BP changed its name in 2000 to...

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  • Cambodian garment factories improve conditions but rights violations continue 

    Cambodian garment factories improve conditions but rights violations continue 

    A recent survey by UN initiative Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) shows that conditions in the country’s garment factories are improving. But the sheer number of rights violations that still occur...

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  • Nestlé and Veolia partner on global plastic recycling scheme

    Nestlé and Veolia partner on global plastic recycling scheme

    Nestlé is collaborating with Veolia to implement a global recycling programme as part of action under the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW). Nestlé and waste management company Veolia have...

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  • Hilton Challenges Its Hospitality Teams to Step Up Soap Recycling

    Hilton Challenges Its Hospitality Teams to Step Up Soap Recycling

    Hilton is ramping up its soap-collecting efforts around the world, with a goal of recycling 1 million bars for Clean the World to distribute on Global Handwashing Day (October 15).EcoVadis's...

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  • Yum Brands works on science-based carbon emissions reduction targets

    Yum Brands works on science-based carbon emissions reduction targets

    Yum Brands has begun the necessary work to join the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), according to Jon Hixson, vice president for global government affairs and sustainability for Yum. If...

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  • Tokyo 2020 reveals progress on sustainability

    Tokyo 2020 reveals progress on sustainability

    FROM RECYCLING ELECTRONIC DEVICES INTO OLYMPIC MEDALS TO REDUCING AND OFFSETTING CO2 EMISSIONS AND PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS, THE TOKYO 2020 SUSTAINABILITY PROGRESS REPORT HIGHLIGHTS SUBSTANTIAL...

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  • Continente Pledges To Promote Circular Economy In Plastic Packaging

    Continente Pledges To Promote Circular Economy In Plastic Packaging

    Portuguese retailer Continente has signed up to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, which aims to promote a circular economy model for plastic packaging. It is a project led by the Ellen...

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  • EU Lawmakers Back Ban On Single-Use Plastics

    EU Lawmakers Back Ban On Single-Use Plastics

    Single-use plastic items such as straws, forks and knives as well as cotton buds will be banned in the European Union by 2021 following a vote by EU lawmakers, as the bloc pushes manufacturers to...

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  • Netto Marken-Discount Reduces Packaging On Wurst Products By 20%

    Netto Marken-Discount Reduces Packaging On Wurst Products By 20%

    German discounter Netto Marken-Discount has reduced the packaging on its self-service wurst products by 20%, in a move that, the retailer claims, also keeps the product fresher for longer. The new...

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  • ASOS urges brands to sign slavery pledge

    ASOS urges brands to sign slavery pledge

    Brands working with the online retailer, including River Island, Missguided, New Look and Dr Martens, signed a pledge during an event at the House of Lords to take measures to eliminate slavery....

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  • Covestro and Genomatica launch partnership for sustainable growth

    Covestro and Genomatica launch partnership for sustainable growth

    Plants as sustainable raw material: Materials manufacturer Covestro and biotechnology company Genomatica have joined forces to research and develop high-performance materials based on renewable...

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  • Global standards on seafood traceability launched: ‘Knowing your supply chain is a must’

    Global standards on seafood traceability launched: ‘Knowing your supply chain is a must’

    A new global standard on seafood traceability has been launched in a collaborative effort to address the growing business need for traceability in the complex seafood supply chain. The Seafood...

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  • Nestlé, Unilever, Coca Cola and Diageo double-down on recycling myth across Africa

    Nestlé, Unilever, Coca Cola and Diageo double-down on recycling myth across Africa

    Nestlé, Unilever, The Coca Cola Company and Diageo announced plans today to improve the collection and recycling of plastics across Africa by launching the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance. In...

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  • Mars discloses Tier 1 cocoa suppliers in step toward supply chain transparency

    Mars discloses Tier 1 cocoa suppliers in step toward supply chain transparency

    Mars released last week a list of its Tier 1 cocoa suppliers along with progress on releasing Tier 2 and 3 information in an effort to bring more transparency to its sustainable cocoa procurement...

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  • Fair Labor Association to require company affiliates to publicly disclose supplier lists in move towards greater transparency 

    Fair Labor Association to require company affiliates to publicly disclose supplier lists in move towards greater transparency 

    "Labor and Human Rights Groups Urge Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives and Business Associations in the Apparel Sector to Adopt Transparency Requirements", 14 March 2019. In response to requests from...

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  • Mexico's new govt to scrutinize 'failing' anti-trafficking strategy

    Mexico's new govt to scrutinize 'failing' anti-trafficking strategy

    Mexico's new government is reviewing the country's "failing" anti-human trafficking policy with a focus on providing better support for victims, a top official said, after academics and activists...

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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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  • Retailers look to direct operations and supply chains to reduce emissions

    Retailers look to direct operations and supply chains to reduce emissions

    Many of the nation's largest retailers have made commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, a decision that could lead to savings on energy expenses. A recent report by the Carbon...

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  • Searches for sustainable fashion have increased by 66% in the past year

    Searches for sustainable fashion have increased by 66% in the past year

    In 2018, searches for “sustainable fashion” increased by 66%, while for more specific items, like “sustainable denim” the surge was even higher, with page views up by 187%. Lyst’s research...

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  • FoodTech startup creates portable scanner that detects chemical contamination

    FoodTech startup creates portable scanner that detects chemical contamination

    FoodTech startup Inspecto has developed a portable scanner that detects chemical contamination in food in real-time, expected to be commercially available in 2020. The device, called Inspecto, can...

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  • Consumer thirst grows for ‘sustainable fashion’ online

    Consumer thirst grows for ‘sustainable fashion’ online

    Global fashion search platform Lyst has released a new report based on the online shopping behaviour of 80 million shoppers over 12 months that shows there’s been a 66 per cent increase in...

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  • Governments and industry partner on cocoa supply chain sustainability

    Governments and industry partner on cocoa supply chain sustainability

    The governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana have released action plans to support industry efforts to end cocoa-related deforestation. The plans include three strategic pillars covering forest...

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  • Climate change: Pledge to cut emissions from dairy farms

    Climate change: Pledge to cut emissions from dairy farms

    A dairy firm is pledging to make its operations carbon-neutral from cow to supermarket by 2050, including more than 2,000 farms in the UK. This will require "radical changes" over the coming...

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  • Schneider Electric 'among world’s most ethical firms'

    Schneider Electric 'among world’s most ethical firms'

    Schneider Electric, a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, a global...

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  • Food traceability efforts hampered by information gap and lack of harmonised standards: Chinese authority

    Food traceability efforts hampered by information gap and lack of harmonised standards: Chinese authority

    Food traceability efforts in China are being hindered by challenges arising from information gaps, the absence of harmonised standards, and the lack of policies to support tracking efforts.See it...

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  • UK Supermarkets Lead in Commitment to Responsible Recruitment Throughout their Supply Chains

    UK Supermarkets Lead in Commitment to Responsible Recruitment Throughout their Supply Chains

    UK supermarkets including Aldi, Co-op, M&S, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose & Partners have joined together as Founding Sponsors of the Responsible Recruitment Toolkit (RRT) to offer expert,...

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  • DSM sets science-based reduction targets for emissions

    DSM sets science-based reduction targets for emissions

    Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, announced today that it has set new science-based reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions. DSM has...

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  • CMA CGM, Ikea, Port of Rotterdam to test new sustainable fuel

    CMA CGM, Ikea, Port of Rotterdam to test new sustainable fuel

    CMA CGM will test a new biofuel on one of its container vessels on March 19 in a partnership with the Port of Rotterdam, the GoodShipping Program and Ikea Transport & Logistics Services, according...

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  • Business models create downward pressure on labour standards in global supply chains, says ETI 

    Business models create downward pressure on labour standards in global supply chains, says ETI 

    A report commissioned by ETI has investigated how business models are at the forefront of creating pressures on labour standards in global supply chains. The Business Schools of King’s College...

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  • Washington State’s Plastic Waste Legislation Presents Opportunity for Packaging Alternative Startups

    Washington State’s Plastic Waste Legislation Presents Opportunity for Packaging Alternative Startups

    Washington State lawmakers are considering a hardline measure that would force companies to take responsibility for plastic waste or forgo using it at all. The bill would require some companies to...

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  • Primark debuts denim jeans made from organic cotton

    Primark debuts denim jeans made from organic cotton

    Fast fashion retailer Primark's first ever line of women's jeans made from organic cotton will soon be available in the U.K. and European Union — selling for the equivalent of less than $20,...

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  • Meet CupClub, the startup out to tackle the global plastics epidemic

    Meet CupClub, the startup out to tackle the global plastics epidemic

    Over 14 million disposable coffee cups are used every day in the UK, w