Industry actions

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:

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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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.

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

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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