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Jacobs Douwe Egberts launches sustainability project in Vietnam

Jacobs Douwe Egberts launches sustainability project in Vietnam

13/07/2018 - 08:24
Jacobs Douwe Egbert’s (JDE) has partnered with the Louis Dryfus Company (LDC) and Syngenta to launch a new sustainability project which aims to reduce the impact of climate change on coffee production in Vietnam. read more
Nike names new chief sustainability officer

Nike names new chief sustainability officer

12/07/2018 - 08:59
Nike has named Noel Kinder has is new chief sustainability officer. read more
How future fit is your brand?

How future fit is your brand?

11/07/2018 - 13:40
To ensure their longevity, companies need to actively shape the futures they want. read more
Nestlé opens wind farm to power half its UK and Ireland factories

Nestlé opens wind farm to power half its UK and Ireland factories

05/07/2018 - 09:51
As a part of its global commitment to procure 100% of its electricity from renewable sources such as solar, wind and hydropower, Nestlé has opened a new wind farm at Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. read more
V&A Waterfront and Pick n Pay partner to banish plastic on International Plastic Bag Free Day

V&A Waterfront and Pick n Pay partner to banish plastic on International Plastic Bag Free Day

03/07/2018 - 13:21
On International Plastic Bag Free Day the V&A Waterfront’s commitment to eliminating single-use plastic is being supported by a public awareness campaign in the busy Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre and through collaborative partnerships with tenants. read more
Shoprite Group set for Africa’s biggest cleanup

Shoprite Group set for Africa’s biggest cleanup

25/06/2018 - 13:24
The Shoprite Group is staging Africa’s biggest cleanup at which over 6 000 people in nine countries are expected to participate in almost 500 events from 14-18 July to remove waste from communities.  read more
Ikea to use only renewable and recycled materials by 2030

Ikea to use only renewable and recycled materials by 2030

25/06/2018 - 11:08
Ikea, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, plans to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products by 2030, in the latest commitment by a global store group to reducing its impact on the environment.  read more
Record 2.15 billion PET plastic bottles recycled in SA in 2017

Record 2.15 billion PET plastic bottles recycled in SA in 2017

15/06/2018 - 15:31
A record 2.15 billion plastic bottles, weighing in at 93 235 tonnes, were recycled by the South African PET plastic industry in 2017 – saving 578 000m3 of landfill and creating 64 000 income-generating opportunities in the process. read more
How companies can grow in a water-stressed world

How companies can grow in a water-stressed world

14/06/2018 - 08:19
There are very few consumers that understand the role water plays in our daily lives. Above the need to survive, water is used to fuel our energy usage and many other fields, ultimately playing a role in the bottom line of your business.  read more
Unilever backs sustainability promise with R50m biomass boiler

Unilever backs sustainability promise with R50m biomass boiler

12/06/2018 - 11:26
South Africa’s largest fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer, Unilever, unveiled a R50-million biomass boiler at its historic Maydon Wharf Factory in Durban. read more
Pick n Pay announces plastic reductions in support of World Oceans Day

Pick n Pay announces plastic reductions in support of World Oceans Day

08/06/2018 - 08:09
To mark World Oceans Day on 8 June 2018 and in recognition of the impact that plastic has on the oceans, Pick n Pay has announced a set of focused initiatives to reduce plastic waste. read more
Ikea commits to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020

Ikea commits to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020

07/06/2018 - 14:17
Ikea has announced a global commitment to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020 as part of its updated sustainability strategy. read more
Woolworths steps up action on plastic packaging

Woolworths steps up action on plastic packaging

07/06/2018 - 11:12
Woolworths plans to phase out nonrecyclable plastic packaging for its own products — as well as plastic shopping bags, straws and earbuds — by 2022. read more
Colgate-Palmolive commits to 100% recyclability of plastic packaging by 2025

Colgate-Palmolive commits to 100% recyclability of plastic packaging by 2025

24/05/2018 - 16:28
Colgate-Palmolive Company has committed to 100% recyclability of plastics in packaging across all its product categories by 2025. read more
Tesco reduces use of best before dates in a bid to cut food waste

Tesco reduces use of best before dates in a bid to cut food waste

22/05/2018 - 14:25
Tesco will remove best before dates on the packaging of nearly 70 of its fruit and vegetable lines as it aims to reduce food waste.  read more
Cocoa industry under attack for failing to act on child labour

Cocoa industry under attack for failing to act on child labour

20/04/2018 - 08:31
The cocoa industry is nowhere close to meeting its commitments to reducing child labour and environmental degradation and, in the top growers, the number of children working to produce the chocolate ingredient is actually increasing, according to a report. read more
Oreos to be made exclusively from sustainable cocoa

Oreos to be made exclusively from sustainable cocoa

18/04/2018 - 14:31
Mondelēz has committed to using only sustainable cocoa in the production of its Oreo biscuits from the end of March onwards. read more
Ackermans shares its secrets to sustainability

Ackermans shares its secrets to sustainability

23/02/2018 - 15:04
Local retailers have been under severe pressure these past couple of years, and 2018 promises no respite.  read more
Nestlé Waters introduces 100% recycled plastic bottle

Nestlé Waters introduces 100% recycled plastic bottle

23/02/2018 - 13:52
Nestlé Waters has announced the introduction of a new bottle made entirely from recycled plastic for its Nestlé Pure Life water brand. read more
Woolworths launches first locally-made beauty products with RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil

Woolworths launches first locally-made beauty products with RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil

14/02/2018 - 13:40
Woolworths has achieved a significant milestone on the road to its 2020 Good Business Journey target to only offer products made with certified sustainable palm oil. read more
Carlsberg makes strong progress towards sustainability targets

Carlsberg makes strong progress towards sustainability targets

13/02/2018 - 13:39
Danish brewer Carlsberg has released its 2017 Sustainability Report, which shows that the brand has reduced carbon emissions at its plants by 16% since 2015, and has stopped using coal to power nine of its breweries in China. read more
Swiss chocolate industry aims for 80% sustainable cocoa by 2025

Swiss chocolate industry aims for 80% sustainable cocoa by 2025

01/02/2018 - 15:18
Lindt & Sprüngli, Barry Callebaut, and Nestlé are among companies to join the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa to strengthen sustainable chocolate production. read more
Scotch whisky industry latest to phase out plastic straws

Scotch whisky industry latest to phase out plastic straws

31/01/2018 - 11:14
The scotch whisky industry is making moves to ban its use of plastic straws and stirrers outright, as it ramps up its commitment to the environment. read more
Budweiser symbol reveals if beer is made using renewable energy

Budweiser symbol reveals if beer is made using renewable energy

25/01/2018 - 07:52
AB InBev aims to brew all of its Budweiser beers using 100% renewable electricity by 2025 as it unveils a new symbol on its packaging that indicates when the beer is made using green energy. read more
Pernod Ricard bans plastic straws and stirrers

Pernod Ricard bans plastic straws and stirrers

18/01/2018 - 10:16
Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has decided to stop using non-biodegradable plastic straws and drinks stirrers in any part of its business. read more
Woolworths recognised as global leader in sustainable water management

Woolworths recognised as global leader in sustainable water management

25/10/2017 - 14:37
Woolworths has been identified as a global leader in sustainable water management and has been awarded a position on this year’s Water A-List by CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform.  read more
H&M denies incinerating tonnes of unsold usable clothing

H&M denies incinerating tonnes of unsold usable clothing

20/10/2017 - 14:13
H&M has been accused of burning tonnes of unsold items every year, flying in the face of its widely-publicised sustainability drive. read more
Nespresso shifts focus from exclusivity to sustainability

Nespresso shifts focus from exclusivity to sustainability

13/10/2017 - 08:51
In an effort to shed light on its sustainability efforts, Nespresso is shifting away from its signature star-studded spots to a new ad campaign focused on the farmers and communities that are the backbone of the brand. read more
Tesco pledges to halve food waste by 2030

Tesco pledges to halve food waste by 2030

22/09/2017 - 10:23
Tesco has announced a major initiative to ramp up its sustainability operations, pledging to reduce food waste by 50 percent by 2030. read more
 Evian aims to deflect water criticism by going carbon neutral

Evian aims to deflect water criticism by going carbon neutral

12/09/2017 - 15:17
Evian aims to become the first major spring water brand to go carbon neutral amid criticism that packaging water from the French Alps and transporting it around the world in plastic bottles causes unnecessary environmental damage. read more
Tesco replaces single-use plastic bags with ‘Bag for Life’

Tesco replaces single-use plastic bags with ‘Bag for Life’

10/08/2017 - 10:24
Tesco UK has replaced its standard single-use plastic bag with a new ‘Bag for Life’, which is composed of 94% recycled plastic. read more
SA retailers to test 100% biodegradable plastic bags

SA retailers to test 100% biodegradable plastic bags

21/07/2017 - 12:28
South Africans will soon be able to dispose of their plastic bags along with the rest of their waste without having to worry about any possible negative effects on the environment. read more
Major UK retailers sign sustainable cotton pledge

Major UK retailers sign sustainable cotton pledge

07/06/2017 - 13:51
Some of the UK’s biggest retailers have signed up to the Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit, promising to ensure 100 percent of their cotton will come from sustainable sources by 2025. read more
Woolworths celebrates 10 years of the Good Business Journey

Woolworths celebrates 10 years of the Good Business Journey

26/04/2017 - 10:37
Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) is pleased to announce the 10th anniversary of its Good Business Journey (GBJ), a flagship South African sustainability programme that was launched in 2007 by Simon Susman, now Chairman of WHL, as a commitment by Woolworths to make a difference to people, communities and the environment.  read more
Wal-Mart launches ambitious project to cut emissions from supply chain

Wal-Mart launches ambitious project to cut emissions from supply chain

24/04/2017 - 09:31
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. recently announced a strategy, dubbed Project Gigaton​ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from their operations and supply chains. read more
H&M pledges to use 100% recycled materials by 2030

H&M pledges to use 100% recycled materials by 2030

05/04/2017 - 10:14
The H&M Group has made a landmark pledge to use 100 percent recycled or sustainably sourced materials in its products by 2030. read more
Plan to stave off water war in SA

Plan to stave off water war in SA

22/03/2017 - 09:55
Former World Bank vice president Ismail Serageldin famously predicted that "the wars of the 21st century will be fought over water".  read more
SA to start recycling wastewater

SA to start recycling wastewater

22/03/2017 - 09:06
PRETORIA - South Africa will be putting more resources towards recycling wastewater. read more
Ceres Fruit Growers sustainability efforts bear fruit

Ceres Fruit Growers sustainability efforts bear fruit

27/02/2017 - 14:29
The sustainability efforts of one of the largest employers in the area, Ceres Fruit Growers, is bearing fruit saving the environment and the bottom line in the process. read more
H&M unveils new Conscious Exclusive collection using recycled shoreline waste

H&M unveils new Conscious Exclusive collection using recycled shoreline waste

10/02/2017 - 12:15
The Conscious Exclusive” collection continues H&M's efforts to forge a more sustainable fashion future: About 20% of its products are now made from more sustainable materials, with the company pledging to increase that percentage each year moving forward.  read more
 L'Oréal awarded ‘A’ grade for water management

L'Oréal awarded ‘A’ grade for water management

18/11/2016 - 16:44
Cosmetics company L'Oréal has been placed on the ‘Water A List’ by the Carbon Disclosure Project for its sustainable management of water. read more
Carrefour to stop selling plastic bags by 2020

Carrefour to stop selling plastic bags by 2020

17/11/2016 - 14:43
Carrefour will aim to end its distribution of one-time-usage plastic bags at checkouts globally by the year 2020. read more
Walmart to run on 50% clean energy by 2025

Walmart to run on 50% clean energy by 2025

08/11/2016 - 11:06
Already focused on burnishing its public image via better treatment of employees, Walmart is now moving to sustainability and local product sourcing as its next positive courses of action. The retailer laid out an environmental roadmap in which the company would get 50% of its energy from clean and renewable sources by 2025. read more
Walmart’s new sustainability roadmap includes focus on renewable energy

Walmart’s new sustainability roadmap includes focus on renewable energy

07/11/2016 - 09:32
Walmart is setting some lofty goals for itself on such critical issues as sustainability and job creation.  read more
Woolworths tops the scoreboard in renewable commitment

Woolworths tops the scoreboard in renewable commitment

28/10/2016 - 09:20
A bi-annual update on Greenpeace's Shopping Clean: Retailers and Renewable Energy report shows that Woolworths is still making the greatest progress in its renewable energy commitment, while Shoprite is bottom of the heap. read more
Whole Foods Market honored for eco-friendly refrigeration

Whole Foods Market honored for eco-friendly refrigeration

12/10/2016 - 09:45
Whole Foods Market has received an award for deploying cutting-edge, advanced refrigeration technology. read more
Sustainable Soy Focus of New Publications from The Consumer Goods Forum

Sustainable Soy Focus of New Publications from The Consumer Goods Forum

29/06/2016 - 17:38
CGF Seeks Further Engagement from Global Membership in Order to Meet 2020 Zero Net Deforestation Resolution CGF Publishes 2nd Edition of the Sustainable Soy Sourcing Guidelines and First Calculation Guidelines for the Measurement of Embedded Soy Usage in Consumer Goods PARIS, 23rd May 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today published two documents designed to further help members address the need to source soy sustainably and move one step closer to meeting the 2020 Zero Net Deforestation Resolution. Members of the CGF’s Sustainability Pillar acknowledge more needs to be done if the industry is to meet this commitment and calls on the CGF’s global membership to begin sourcing soy sustainably and help develop global supply chains that can have a positive impact on both people and the planet.CGF Sustainable Soy Sourcing Guidelines read more
Consumer Goods Industry Calls for Positive Next Steps to Continue Scale-Up of Low Carbon Refrigeration

Consumer Goods Industry Calls for Positive Next Steps to Continue Scale-Up of Low Carbon Refrigeration

29/06/2016 - 17:31
The Consumer Goods Forum Successfully Closes Resolution on Refrigeration; Publishes Booklet Highlighting Natural Refrigeration Success Stories PARIS, 20th January 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced the successful closing of its 2010 Board Resolution on Refrigeration and the publication of its first-ever Refrigeration Booklet. The CGF Board has also called on the Sustainability Steering Committee to develop a potential resolution to show how the industry will further scale up low carbon refrigeration in the future.  read more
First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership

First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership

29/06/2016 - 17:17
COPENHAGEN and WASHINGTON, 6th June 2016 - A partnership of leading international organisations is launching the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) 2016  read more
New Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Study Reveals Need to Rethink the Value Chain

New Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Study Reveals Need to Rethink the Value Chain

29/06/2016 - 15:50
The Consumer Goods Forum and Capgemini call for needed industry change to secure long-term, sustainable growth; Existing value chains must evolve to consumer-driven value networks  read more
Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) challenges itself to bold, Group-wide sustainability targets

Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) challenges itself to bold, Group-wide sustainability targets

25/05/2016 - 17:14
Good Business Journey goals set for 2020 Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) is on an ambitious journey of continuous change in the way it does business and has put sustainability at the core of its strategy. Central to this is the setting of sustainability targets for the Group, and WHL is proud to announce its Good Business Journey goals for 2020.  read more
Retailers reap rewards of energy efficiency initiatives

Retailers reap rewards of energy efficiency initiatives

20/06/2012 - 09:50
Woolworths has saved itself about R80m since 2007 by adopting "sustainability initiatives" such as energy efficiency, and plans to save R100m more this way by 2015, says the retailer’s sustainability head Justin Smith.  read more
Moolman Group develops the first Makro in Free State province

Moolman Group develops the first Makro in Free State province

15/06/2012 - 08:31
The first Makro in Free State province will open in Bloemfontein in September 2012. Makro Bloemfontein will be the 17th Makro store in South Africa and is being developed by Moolman Group - a leading national property company - for Makro on a triple-net lease.  read more
PnP takes top honours

PnP takes top honours

16/04/2012 - 10:58
During the 3rd annual Climate Change Leadership Awards held in Sandton, PnP was the winner in the Private Sector Retail category. read more
Nestlé launches creamer factory

Nestlé launches creamer factory

03/02/2012 - 09:50
Nestlé SA brought its manufacturing facility count in SA to 10 with the launch of a new coffee creamer factory yesterday. read more
Chinese manufacturers scale up sustainability drives

Chinese manufacturers scale up sustainability drives

14/12/2011 - 10:27
State policy encouragement, together with the growing prestige of corporate sustainability, is pushing Chinese manufacturers to scale up their operational and supply chain sustainability programmes, new research reveals. read more
Emotion the key for green packaging says research

Emotion the key for green packaging says research

06/12/2011 - 09:47
Emotive and simple pack designs that showcase a product’s sustainability are more likely to attract shoppers and help them make snap decisions, according to research from agency The Big Picture. read more
Tetra Pak CEO pledges more sustainability action

Tetra Pak CEO pledges more sustainability action

22/07/2011 - 16:18
Tetra Pak, the global food processing and packaging solutions business, will increase its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint along the value chain and simultaneously meet rising demand for safe and nutritious food.  read more
Illovo expands green power projects

Illovo expands green power projects

21/07/2011 - 10:00
ILLOVO Sugar, Africa’s largest producer, is growing its biofuels and power generation capacity as it expands production outside SA. read more
SAB awarded for water care efforts - Top honours for 2nd consecutive year

SAB awarded for water care efforts - Top honours for 2nd consecutive year

27/06/2011 - 12:29
The South African Breweries Limited's (SAB) progressive efforts to conserve water have been acknowledged for a second consecutive year during the annual Mail and Guardian Greening the Future Awards, held in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, yesterday.  read more
Is green marketing a failure?

Is green marketing a failure?

10/06/2011 - 09:15
Last week, Joel Makower, editor of Green Biz, wrote a piece entitled, "Green marketing is over. Let's move on." Joel's basic point is that green marketing has failed. He writes, "...consumer-focused green marketing is just not working. It never really did. It was a noble experiment in social and market transformation. It has largely failed. And continuing to think it will somehow make a difference isn't just folly, it's counterproductive. It's time to declare defeat and move on." read more
Fairtrade sales in South Africa reach ZAR 18.4 million in 2010

Fairtrade sales in South Africa reach ZAR 18.4 million in 2010

06/06/2011 - 14:20
Fairtrade Label South Africa (FLSA) is glad to announce that Fairtrade is growing from strength to strength with sales in 2010 reaching ZAR 18.4 million, a steep increase from the ZAR 5,7 estimated in 2009, showing that awareness and demand for Fairtrade products in South Africa are on a rise. The bulk of the sales are mainly accounted for by local Fairtrade wine and African Fairtrade coffee, which are currently the key Fairtrade products available on the local market.  read more
South Africa retains Eco-sustainability leadership

South Africa retains Eco-sustainability leadership

25/03/2011 - 00:00
South Africa looks set to maintain its eco-focused global leadership in wine, after last year’s launch of the world’s first industry-wide sustainability seal to guarantee the production integrity of its bottled wines. read more