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Hellmann’s hits egg-free target three years early - news

By Brian Collett — The Hellmann’s food company has hit its target of using only eggs from cage-free hens in all its mayonnaise and other dressings sold in the US – three years...

Local is everything - news

Midcounties Co-operative’s social responsibility manager Mike Pickering explains how a focus on localism can lead to business success  Interview by Tom Idle — ...

From farmers to financiers: investors have begun to see farm animal welfare as a significant risk - news

By Leah Garces, USA Executive Director for Compassion in World Farming — Earlier last month in New York, a meeting took place that would have seemed implausible only a few years ago....

Grocery companies switching to cage-free eggs - news

by Brian Collett Three large US grocery companies are to switch to cage-free eggs by 2025. Their decisions follow similar recent announcements from about 100 retailers, restaurants,...

Animal welfare grows in importance to food companies worldwide - news

Noble Foods, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Coop Group (Switzerland) have attained the highest marks in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare report, out tomorrow (26 January,...

Fashion giant H&M addresses animal welfare in supply chain - news

Swedish fashion retailer H&M is partnering with Humane Society International (HSI) in a bid to improve the welfare of animals in its supply chain. HSI is one of the largest global...

Animal welfare tops consumer concerns - news

As a nation renowned for its love of animals, it comes as no surprise that animal welfare is the top ethical concern for consumers when it comes to food and drink companies, trumping...

Animal welfare tops consumer concerns with food companies - news

When it comes to ethical claims made by food and drink companies, new research from Mintel finds that concerns over animal welfare top the list, trumping environmental concerns and concerns over...

CWF puts rabbits in the headlights - news

Compassion in World Farming is calling for greater welfare protection of rabbits through the addition of a Good Rabbit Award at its annual Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards. Globally around...

Farm animal welfare remains 'immature business issue' - news

While some top food retailers are making progress on farm animal welfare, the issue remains immature according to a new benchmarking report, with half of the 80 companies assessed appearing in...

Rising to the challenge of the ethical consumer - news

Ethical trading is now a well recognised part of the wider sustainable business agenda, but there’s still a long way to go. Miranda Ingram reports Twenty years ago there were three...

PETA calls for end to wool trade - news

Animal rights pressure group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is asking retailers and consumers to say ‘no’ to products containing wool, citing the abuse of sheep...

Responsible Tourism 2014 awards now open for nominations - news

Nominations are now open for the Responsible Tourism 2014 awards, run by responsibletravel.com and sponsored by the Oman Ministry of Tourism. This year the Awards have expanded their roster...

Goldsmith backs NAVS Air France protest - news

Sustainable investor Ben Goldsmith has said ‘Non!’ to Air France monkey shipments as part of a week of action organised by the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) during its...

Body Shop welcomes China's new approach - news

The Body Shop has welcomed signals that the Chinese authorities are adopting a new approach to testing for cosmetics for domestically manufactured ordinary products (such as shampoo, skincare or...

Animal attraction... - news

Ogilvy & Mather Chicago has launched a social responsibility video on behalf of APES, to highlight the importance of protecting all primates, not simply the “cute” ones....

Humane kindness... - news

?Sodexo, Inc., the quality of life service company, has been awarded the Henry Spira Humane Corporate Progress Award for its work to end the extreme confinement of farm animals in small crates...

Animal management under BB spotlight - news

Concerns about farm animal welfare have prompted the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare to start an evaluation of animal management. A previous lack of agreement on ways to manage farm...

McDonalds & Burger King take ethical farming stance - news

Olympics main food sponsor McDonald’s is phasing out the use of gestation stalls in its US pork supply. It aims to source all pork for its US business from producers that do not use...

Co-op unveils ‘radical’ plan - news

The UK-based Co-operative Group is claiming to have produced the ‘toughest’ and ‘most radical’ ethical business plan yet, with new targets due to be implemented across...

Unilever ends animal tests - news

The company that makes PG Tips has announced an end to testing of its teas on animals. Unilever has made the decision partly in response to an emerging campaign by People for the Ethical...

‘Omni-label’ for food is pie in the sky – for now - news

There is no point trying to develop a single eco label for food products at the moment because scientific knowledge is not up to it, the Food Ethics Council has concluded. The council, a...

inbrief - news

Fashion retailer New Look has won this year’s RSPCA Good Business Award for its commitment to animal welfare. New Look took top spot in the large company section, with George, a clothing...

inbrief - news

A new standard for cattle farms has been set by the Rainforest Alliance to enable them to be certified by the organization. The Standard for Sustainable Cattle Production Systems, the first of...

NGOs get own guidelines - news

Non-governmental organizations have been given a specific version of the Global Reporting Initiative’s sustainability reporting guidelines. Although some NGOs already use the main GRI...

Ethical shopping guide notes big gulf in best and worst practice - news

There’s a wide disparity between best and worst performers on CSR standards in the UK, according to the latest edition of The Good Shopping Guide, which rates products from banks to washing...

inbrief - news

McDonald’s, once a regular target for animal welfare campaigners, has received an award from the UK’s Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). The RSPCA has given...

inbrief - news

Marks & Spencer has been judged the best UK supermarket on animal welfare practices. The animal rights group Compassion in World Farming gave M&S highest marks in an analysis of issues...

Studies present business case - news

Examples of emerging market businesses that have gained a commercial advantage by taking account of their social and environmental impacts have been collected by the private sector arm of the...

‘she put a bomb under the business world’ - news

What lasting influence did The Body Shop founder Anita Roddick, who died last month aged 64, have on business behaviour? EP asked a handful of specialists for their views. John Elkington,...

Co-op goes to the polls - news

Shoppers at Co-operative supermarkets are being polled to identify the ethical issues on which they think the retailer should concentrate. The polling, believed to be the first by a food retailer...

M&S ready to extend dairy farm deal - news

Marks & Spencer is likely to extend a fair trade-style arrangement with UK dairy farmers to insulate them from extreme price fluctuations while ensuring a more sustainable milk supply for the...

logo offers firms ‘ethical’ endorsement - news

UK companies are being offered a logo for use on product packaging and publicity materials that recognizes their socially responsible practice. The logo – a...

KFC hits back against animal welfare claims - news

Fast food corporation KFC has said it will resist an international campaign by animal welfare activists over alleged cruelty to chickens in its supply chain. KFC...

M&S maps out socially responsible future - news

Marks and Spencer will produce a corporate social responsibility report in the summer of 2003, the company has pledged. The own-brand retailer says it will produce a...

why a McDonald’s CSR report needs to stand out from the herd - news

A company which has attracted the amount of flak that McDonald’s has over the years does not take the decision to publish a global social responsibility report lightly. This...

retailers begin to measure up - news

Nine UK supermarket chains have agreed to help develop common benchmarks for measuring their social, environmental and ethical performance. The companies –...

Marks & Spencer bans Indian leather - news

Marks & Spencer is to stop selling clothes made with Indian leather because of concerns about the treatment of cows in the region. The UK-based retail chain said it had...

inbrief - news

An ethical review committee on animal experiments is to be set up by Novo. The Danish pharmaceuticals and biotechnology group says the committee will include lay...

inbrief - news

Burger King has announced plans to audit its meat and egg sourcing in the US against animal welfare guidelines including the American Meat Institute Good Management...

McDonald's tightens up on animal welfare - news

McDonald’s in the US has given its suppliers until the end of the year to change their animal welfare practices. The fast food chain has told 27 supply companies they must...

McDonald’s begins audit - news

McDonald’s Restaurants is to carry out an internal social audit of its UK operations. The UK fast food chain, which is technically a separate entity from other McDonald’s...

one in ten fail bank's scrutiny - news

One in ten Co-operative Bank suppliers or customers scrutinised by its ethical policy unit were refused a contract or account last year. Screening of 198 potential new suppliers and...

Gap bans Indian leather - news

One of the world’s largest clothes retailers, Gap, has decided to stop using leather made from cows in India after protests from an animal welfare group. The San Francisco-based...

HLS awaits reply from Tony Blair - news

Brian Cass, the managing director of Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), has written a letter to Tony Blair, the prime minister, repeating his request for the Home Office to bring certain...

campaigners target NatWest - news

NatWest is being targeted by a new campaign focusing on its dealings with a UK laboratory. A coalition of animal welfare groups, which wants the bank to terminate a £25 million...

airlines tested by campaigners - news

European airlines involved in the transport of wild monkeys for use in laboratories face a boycott campaign from a leading UK animal welfare group. The British Union for the...

Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare - companies

Novartis releases 2013 Corporate Responsibility Performance Report - reports

Novartis has published a Corporate Responsibility (CR) Performance Report for 2013. The report uses the new Global Reporting Initiative G4 guidelines, one year ahead of required implementation.

Thomas Cook Group plc launches its 6th Sustainability Report - reports

Thomas Cook Group plc launches its 6th Sustainability Report. Harriet Green, Group Chief Executive Officer, comments: “We’re developing a strategy to create profitable growth...

Marks and Spencer publishes 2012 How We Do Business report - reports

Marking the fifth anniversary of its Plan A, Marks & Spencer today publishes its 2012 How We Do Business Report.

Sainsbury's launches CR Report 2009 - reports

Sainsbury’s today publishes its CR Report 2009, entitled ‘140 years of making a difference’.

raising the bar - bestpractice

If asked to name one of the world’s leading dairy farming nations, few westerners would think of Pakistan. Yet dairy farming in this huge country accounts for almost ten per cent of gross...

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