Industry actions

September 28 2011
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The Carbon Disclosure Project has published its 2011 report which examines the carbon reduction activities of the world’s largest public corporations.  It has found that, for the first time in the ten year history of the survey, the majority have...

July 14 2011

An article in Food Manufacture reports on Langage Farm’s new £3.4 million anaerobic digestion project which, by the end of its first year of operation, will process 12,000 tonnes of food waste collected from households across the county by local...

July 13 2011

This paper reports on the devlopment of an approach, or tool that enables manufacturers to develop a wide range of ideas to make stepwise reductions in the greenhouse  gas emissions associated with its products. Such ideas should be long term and...

May 5 2011
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These were announced April 2011 as follows:

April 26 2011
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PepsiCo has developed ‘green’ bottle that is 100 percent recyclable and is made from bio-based raw materials, including switch grass, pine bark and corn husks.

April 25 2011
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Breakfast cereal manufacturer, General Mills, has published it latest Corporate Social Responsibility report. It shows that the company achieved a 6% reduction in emissions from its 2005 baseline but short of the 15% goal it had hoped to achieve.

March 18 2011

Four of the largest cattle companies in the world (Marfrig, Bertin, JBS-Friboi and Minerva) are joining forces to ban the purchase of cattle from areas of cleared rainforest in Brazil. Between them, the cattle companies dominate the world's export...

March 2 2011

The world’s second-largest palm oil company has agreed to stop clearing Indonesian forests and peatlands.  Golden Agri-Resources Limited (GAR), part of the $2.3 billion Sinar Mas group, is the largest palm oil producer in Indonesia, and the first...

March 2 2011

The Cooperative Group has launched its new Ethical Operating Plan. Key elements of the plan are as follows: