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Stella McCartney inks deal with LVMH
Stella McCartney inks deal with LVMH

French luxury group LVMH - owner of Vuitton, Dior and Givenchy - has purchased a minority stake in Stella McCartney's fashion firm.

16 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Why the meat industry could win big from the switch to veggie lifestyles
Why the meat industry could win big from the switch to veggie lifestyles

One of the largest meat processors in the UK, supplying supermarkets across the country with beef, pork, and lamb, has launched a plant-based meat alternative. ABP is the first UK meat producer to do so...

By Malte Rödl 16 May 2019

GLOBAL

The most valuable global retail brands for 2019
The most valuable global retail brands for 2019

The results of the second annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands have been revealed. The research shows that the world's most valuable retail brands are worth $339 billion more...

14 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Ugly veg: supermarkets aren't the biggest food wasters - you are
Ugly veg: supermarkets aren't the biggest food wasters - you are

"Ugly" or "wonky" veg were blamed for up to 40% of wasted fruit and vegetables in 2013, as produce was discarded for failing to meet retailer appearance standards...

By Miriam C. Dobson and Jill L. Edmondson 14 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Easter eggs: hunting for a solution to excessive packaging
Easter eggs: hunting for a solution to excessive packaging

So which Easter tradition came first? The packaging or the egg? The answer is of course not that surprising (it's the egg). The tradition of giving people eggs at spring time has roots in ancient pagan festivals...

By Elliot Woolley 18 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Insect protein: dish of the day for your environmentally-friendly pet
Insect protein: dish of the day for your environmentally-friendly pet

Given that more people are trying to do their bit to help save the plant and keep meat consumption to a minimum, it's not surprising pet food has become the latest sector to think about its environmental credentials...

By David S Gardner 22 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Enormous amounts of food are wasted during manufacturing - here's where it occurs
Enormous amounts of food are wasted during manufacturing - here's where it occurs

The volume of edible food that is wasted is staggering. In 2017, the UN estimated that almost a third of all food that is produced is discarded...

By Megan Blake 1 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Burberry stops burning unsold goods and bans real fur
Burberry stops burning unsold goods and bans real fur

British luxury fashion brand Burberry is putting an end to its practice of destroying unsold product, instead announcing that it will be expanding on its efforts to reuse, repair, donate or recycle unsaleable goods...

10 Sep 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

Could online shopping help us reduce our carbon footprint?
Could online shopping help us reduce our carbon footprint?

The full lifecycle emissions from a products' consumption is dominated by the manufacturing processes and the product's use, however, emissions associated with the distribution of goods from manufacturer to consumer also matter...

10 Apr 2018

EUROPE

Donatella Versace says label will stop using fur in products
Donatella Versace says label will stop using fur in products

Donatella Versace has said her family's luxury fashion label will no longer use real furs in its products, according to an interview with a British magazine...

16 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?
It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?

The fashion industry has some major sustainability problems. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry's water consumption will grow by 50% to 118 billion cubic metres...

By Mark Sumner 23 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Inside the Lush life of an ethical cosmetics buyer
Inside the Lush life of an ethical cosmetics buyer

Working as a buyer for ethical handmade cosmetics company Lush, your travels could take you sourcing neroli oil in Tunisia, blue chamomile oil in Hungary and shea butter in Ghana...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Oct 2017

GLOBAL

L'Oréal to sell The Body Shop for €1bn
L'Oréal to sell The Body Shop for €1bn

Beauty products giant L'Oréal has signed a contract to sell The Body Shop to Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura Cosméticos...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesco saves £4m through HR practices reducing carbon footprint
Tesco saves £4m through HR practices reducing carbon footprint

Academics at Loughborough University have helped Tesco reduce its carbon footprint and save on its energy bill by proposing alterations to the working practices...

7 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Cool technology with a conscience

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has become the first company in the world to introduce a refrigerated delivery truck cooled by a liquid nitrogen powered engine, which the company says will eliminate all emissions associated with refrigeration...

14 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets
Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Interbrand releases 2nd annual Best Global Green Brands Report
Interbrand releases 2nd annual Best Global Green Brands Report

LONDON, UK: Interbrand, one of the world's leading brand consultancies and author of the annual Best Global Brands Report, has released its 2012 Best Global Green Brands Report. Toyota (#1), Johnson & Johnson (#2), and Honda (#3) top the ranking with Danone (#9), Ford (#15), Starbucks (#36) and UPS (#43) representing this year's top risers.

2 Jul 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

Unilever's sustainable living plan - update
Unilever's sustainable living plan - update

The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, first published in November 2010, has published an update on its progress. As part of the update, it announced that by the end of 2012 it will reach its target of 100% certified sustainable palm oil covered by Green Palm Certificates, a full three years ahead of schedule.

25 Apr 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

TIME joins the World Green Summit as Global Media Partner

London, UK / New York, US: TIME has confirmed its global media partnership with the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org) - the business, finance and government forum during the high-level segment of the Rio+20 conference on 20 June 2012, at the Government of Rio Pavilion, located at the Olympics Athlete's Park, next to the official Rio+20 conference centre: Riocentro.

12 Apr 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Greenwash risk for ethical finance companies
Greenwash risk for ethical finance companies

LONDON, UK: Acting on their social, environmental and ethical concerns has become second nature for the majority of Brits, but new research from Mintel finds when it comes to finance, cynicism prevails and most consumers feel green and ethical claims in finance are nothing but spin. Indeed, today, nearly two thirds (60%) of Brits believe green and ethical "talk" by finance companies is a PR stunt.

By Mintel Oxygen Reports 10 Feb 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Unilever's CMO: 'We need to walk ahead of our consumers'
Unilever's CMO: 'We need to walk ahead of our consumers'

LONDON, UK: Speaking at the Marketing Society annual conference, and a year on from the launch of Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan, Keith Weed, Unilever chief marketing and communications officer, stressed the importance of foresight and the role that brands and marketing can play in making sustainable living commonplace.

1 Dec 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Airlines must build trust in the air, says PwC report
Airlines must build trust in the air, says PwC report

LONDON, UK: Building trust in the air: PwC reports on how the world's airlines cover corporate sustainability.

17 Nov 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

It's a 'Wrap' - of Olympic proportions
It's a 'Wrap' - of Olympic proportions

LONDON, UK / JOHANNESBURG, SA: The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that Worldwide Olympic Partner The Dow Chemical Company will produce a sustainable, fabric wrap that will encircle London's iconic Olympic Stadium during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, home to several athletic events, and the opening and closing ceremonies.

11 Aug 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Electric cars for short hops in new scheme
Electric cars for short hops in new scheme

LONDON, UK: Electric cars becoming an economically rational choice for short hop journeys and now 100% electric vehicles to be made available in pioneering pilot scheme for PwC.

26 Apr 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Green fraud - crime's new frontier
Green fraud - crime's new frontier

LONDON, UK: A new frontier for fraud and market abuse has opened up as the scale of sustainable business activity and 'green' projects grows while the controls and systems that protect them remain relatively weak, says a PwC report.

28 Feb 2011

THE NETHERLANDS

TH!NK climate blogging competition COP16 winners announced
TH!NK climate blogging competition COP16 winners announced

MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS: The European Journalism Centre has announced the winners of its TH!NK 4: Climate Change blogging competition. More than 173 bloggers and journalists participated in the competition from around the world, reporting on both global and local climate change issues.

29 Nov 2010

SOUTH AFRICA

Unilever to halve CO2 impact
Unilever to halve CO2 impact

Unilever has announced plans to halve the environmental footprint of its products by 2020, to help 1 billion people improve their health and well-being and to source all of its agricultural raw materials sustainably.

16 Nov 2010

UNITED KINGDOM

Consumer packaged goods trends for 2011
Consumer packaged goods trends for 2011

LONDON, UK: Mintel, the global leader in market and consumer intelligence, has predicted the worldwide consumer packaged goods (CPG) trends set to make an impact in 2011.

8 Nov 2010

UNITED KINGDOM

VAT change eliminates carousel fraud threat from carbon markets
VAT change eliminates carousel fraud threat from carbon markets

Carousel fraud, estimated to have cost the EU €5bn in lost tax revenues, will be eliminated from UK trading after changes to VAT regulations came into force this week.

3 Nov 2010

UNITED KINGDOM

Sustainable packaging: UK's HDPE milk bottle recycling rate increases to 72%

LONDON, UK: A new HDPE plastic milk bottle recycling study from Recoup1 (RECycling Of Used Plastics Limited) identifies that 72% of HDPE milk bottles consumed and collected in the UK during 2009 were recycled - a significant increase on the previous year's figure of 57%.

18 Oct 2010

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