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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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