Industry actions

March 2 2011

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

December 19 2010
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A report in Food Manufacture magazine notes that research is underway between electronics firm Philips and Tesco in the form of an 'experimental kitchen'. The aim is to develop devices that will link personalised nutrition and home fridges...

July 3 2010
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Ferrero the confectionary maker (Ferrero Rocher, Rafaello, Nutella and Kinder) have published their latest CSR report.

July 3 2010
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European retailers have signed a voluntary environmental code of conduct for the retail sector whereby they commit to a set of principles and measures aimed at reducing their environmental footprint.

June 7 2010

The BSI has published a new standard: PAS 2060 Specification for the demonstration of carbon neutrality. PAS 2060 has been developed in co-operation with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and companies such as Marks &...

April 15 2010

An interesting article in the Guardian on Ben and Jerry as the posterboys for fairtrade.

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March 4 2010
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Marks and Spencer has announced that it will be adding a further 80 commitments to its existing Plan A sustainability targets.

January 28 2010
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Sustainability brand consultants Change have published a study in partnership with the organisations Climate Counts and Angus Reid Public Opinion. The study incorporates both actual measurements on climate change action being...

December 10 2009
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Nestle UK has announced its four-finger Kit Kat bar will be certified by Fairtrade in the United Kingdom and Ireland from January 2010.

December 4 2009
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Waitrose is to switch its own-brand foods to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil in a move intended to help prevent deforestation, climate change and other problems caused by the world's cheapest vegetable oil.