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Three quarters of companies worldwide yet to acknowledge climate change as a financial risk - news

By Ethical Performance — Almost three quarters (72 percent) of large and mid-cap companies worldwide do not acknowledge the financial risks of climate change in their annual financial...

First industry-wide global sustainability goals set by International Tourism Partnership - news

By Brian Collett — Four ethical goals have been set by the International Tourism Partnership , the London-based hospitality industry body, to celebrate its 25th anniversary.  ...

Swedish food company Oumph! launches in UK, bringing environmental and sustainable values - news

By Roger Aitken — To Oumph! or not to Oumph! — that is the question. And so it was, down at the UK launch event convened at Whole Food Market’s flagship store in Kensington...

MSCI Supports NZ Super Fund’s Low Carbon Strategy - news

By Vikas Vij — Leading global investors increasingly recognize the challenges posed by climate change and its long-term impact on business and economy. Some of the major investors are...

Science-Based Targets Initiative drives practices at Landsec - news

By Elisabeth Jeffries — When real estate company Landsec realised it could be contributing to a potential global temperature increase of more than 2 degrees C, it restructured its...

Big Oil urged to report financials in view of climate-related risk - news

By Elisabeth Jeffries — Had Exxon Mobil reported its reserves differently in 2016, investors might have taken a different view of the company’s future. It reported its Kearl oil...

M&S to tackle unemployment, skills shortage, and poverty around the UK - news

By Sangeeta Waldron — Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced plans to tackle unemployment, skills shortages and poverty in 10 areas around the UK, as part of a new community...

LSE’s ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ recognizes fast growing green enterprises - news

By Roger Aitken — The London Stock Exchange’s latest annual ‘1,000 Companies To Inspire Britain’, has, for the first time, profiled in detail some of the enterprises...

Heineken reports progress in reducing carbon emissions - news

By Gina-Marie Cheeseman — At a time of uncertainty about governmental commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement, Dutch beer brewer Heineken is among those companies that are continuing...

Denmaur's recycled "Revive" paper delivers performance with purpose - news

Denmaur Independent Papers, one of the largest paper merchants in the UK, launched Revive, a comprehensive range of recycled papers in April 2016. This was in response to companies and...

AB InBev sets goal of 100% renewable energy - news

By Brian Collet—AB InBev, the world’s largest brewery, with sales in 50 countries, aims to source all its electricity from renewables by 2025.    The group, whose...

Carbon tax adopted by Singapore - news

By Brian Collett — Singapore is to become the first nation in south-east Asia to introduce a carbon tax. The decision represents a reversal of the policy of a few years ago when the...

Imperial’s new climate finance centre to ‘recalibrate’ investors’ understanding of risk - news

By Roger Aitken —  A new centre designed to help businesses make more informed green investment decisions has been launched at Imperial College Business School in London. The centre...

A conversation with Sandy Boundy, Communications and CSR Manager at Heineken Ireland - news

From "In Conversation," Business in the Community Ireland —    Please describe your role and responsibilities and how many years you have been in the...

Whitbread's Environmental Leadership - news

By James Pitcher — Whitbread is the UK’s largest and fastest growing hospitality company and we have ambitious plans for our two leading brands, Premier Inn and Costa. By 2020, we...

Capgemini UK launches ambitious carbon reduction targets - news

By Brian Collett — The UK arm of Capgemini, the global consulting, technology and outsourcing services provider, has set itself two demanding targets for reducing its present annual carbon...

UK company vehicle fleets focus on reducing emissions - news

By Brian Collett — The managers of UK company vehicle fleets are now gaining enthusiasm for minimising carbon dioxide emissions, reports a survey by Autoglass, the windscreen repair and...

UK Soil Association hosts discussion on good food in the workplace - news

By Antonio Pasolini — For several decades, practicality trumped health when it came to food choices, with disastrous consequences on human health, including soaring rates of obesity, heart...

Provocation and innovation at XEnergy - news

By Adam Woodhall — Practical provocation and tangible innovation were the motivational themes explored by some of    the best minds in the UK energy industry at the recent...

The natural capital concept can guide decisions and assess environmental risk. - news

by Elisabeth Jeffries — After constructing a plant in an arid part of India, buildings materials manufacturer LafargeHolcim opted not to buy efficient water equipment. Instead, it helped...

Companies driving progress on UN SDGs - news

by Vikas Vij — The world’s current rate of action may not be enough to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. To reach the goals, the private sector,...

Brexit mustn’t mean wreckxit - news

by Adam Woodhall — A Baroness, professor, a past CEO of the Environment Agency and Boris Johnson’s father were just a few of the assembled luminaries who gathered to discuss and...

Carbon Trust reports on progress: 180 companies on board - news

by Adam Woodhall — The overwhelming scientific consensus is that climate change must be kept under 2, preferably 1.5, degrees. At COP21 in Paris last year, political leaders from around...

Auto industry passes energy sector in emissions: new report - news

by Brian Collett —Transport now pumps out more pollutant emissions than any other source in the US.       The US Energy Information Administration has reported that...

Beer-making without impact, the Heineken way - news

by Tom Idle —   For the past six years, Heineken’s approach to environmental and social issues has been informed by its structured Brewing a Better world strategy. And it is...

A sustainable supply chain offers many benefits - news

By Adam Woodhall — The demands on an ethical organisation of consumer and client expectations, government regulation and voluntary standards, make doing good business ever more complex....

Creating eco-friendly airport systems of the future - news

by Vikas Vij — Airports have traditionally been viewed as a prime source of anti-environmental activity. Whether it is the high amount of air pollution from the airplanes, the high-energy...

Tech can have a huge impact in reducing carbon emissions: BT report - news

by RP Siegel — We hear a lot about smart technology these days: smart cars, smart cities, smart grid, etc., with an implied promise that these smart things will be far more efficient than...

Cement industry faces innovative future, post COP21 - news

A tipping point is on the strategy agendas for the world’s largest cement companies, according to a new report by CDP . The study finds that of the 12 global cement companies analyzed in...

UK and US studies issue warnings about impacts of climate change - news

by Sangeeta Haindle - A new study by the London School of Economics (LSE), published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change , says climate change could cut the value of...

The new CSR equation: transparency = brand credibility - news

EP Journal Trust in business today goes hand in hand with increased transparency by Miranda Ingram Corporate reputation is hard to gain and easy to lose, but any company that...

Top automakers for advanced vehicles ranked in new CDP report - news

Several automakers have taken the lead in “advanced vehicles,” according to a new report from CDP. The category includes battery electric (EV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and fuel cell...

Monsanto commits to carbon neutral footprint by 2021 - news

American multinational agricultural biotech corporation Monsanto has announced plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021 through a programme targeted across its seed and crop...

Emissions stall but level of CO2 in atmosphere at highest ever level - news

Global carbon emissions are projected to stall in 2015, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Global Carbon Project. Last year global CO2 emissions from fossil...

More big names sign up to renewable power commitment - news

BMW Group, Coca-Cola Enterprises, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF), Nordea Bank AB, Pearson PLC and Swiss Post are the latest corporates to sign up to RE100, the global...

Business group maintains offsetting key to global emissions reduction - news

Nine businesses, including Aviva, Sky, Fuji Xerox and DPD, have joined the UN’s Christiana Figueres to speak out about the benefits of offsetting carbon emissions, at this week’s...

Bank of England’s Carney challenges business over climate change risk - news

The world will suffer financial crises and falling living standards unless economically strong countries ensure that companies admit their present and future carbon emissions, the Bank of...

Surge in carbon price disclosure shows climate change heading mainstream - news

Corporations behind everyday brands of toothpaste, soup, light-bulbs, gasoline, cars and computers are assigning a price to their carbon emissions to offset the costs and risks of their...

China launches first carbon efficient financial index - news

The Shanghai Stock Exchange and China Securities Index have launched China’s first index of carbon efficient companies. Powered by data from Trucost, the new index aims to identify...

Applying natural capital valuation in mainstream business practices - news

The global economy depends on the preservation of natural resources. Yet the majority of businesses have not traditionally placed a high enough financial value on natural capital - the...

China's CO2 emissions 'substantially over estimated' - news

China's carbon emissions have been substantially over estimated by international agencies for more than 10 years, according to research co-led by the University of East Anglia. The...

Slàinte to sustainability at John Dewar & Sons - news

John Dewar & Sons has achieved a 34% reduction in GHG emissions since 2006 and a 46% reduction in water use since 2009 through its partnership with the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA)....

Companies large and small honoured at 2degrees Champions Awards - news

Leading collaboration platform and service for sustainable business with over 48,900 members 2degrees held its popular, peer-voted Champions Awards at Porchester Hall in London recently....

Crime busting drama makes arresting production progress - news

BBC One’s new primetime drama The Interceptor has been awarded full marks for its efforts in sustainable production, having received a three star rating by industry certification scheme...

NT commits £30m to updating energy intensive buildings - news

The National Trust, Europe’s biggest conservation charity, is investing £30m, in renewable energy to heat and power more of its historic places. The news follows the successful...

Festival fever cools off with The Ice Shed - news

The Ice Shed is working with sustainability consultancy Anthesis to provide carbon neutral ice to campers at festivals in the UK this summer.  The Ice Shed sells ice and cooler bags at...

BLOG: Is tide turning in effort to tackle climate change? - news

Chris Cook, AkzoNobel's Planet Possible programme director, writes about the importance of partnerships in driving down carbon emissions President Barack Obama’s  Clean...

UK leads way in tidal energy technology - news

Despite the British government slashing support for renewable energy in the last few weeks, a new report from Frost & Sullivan finds that the UK is the market leader in the development of...

Tackling climate change can boost UK plc, says report - news

A new report from business leaders alliance, the Aldersgate Group, shows that tackling climate change can provide significant economic opportunities for the UK and make its economy far more...

Key considerations to successful ‘long-term’ capital allocation highlighted by Generation Foundation - news

A white paper published from Generation Foundation (‘Foundation’), the advocacy initiative of Generation Investment Management (‘Generation IM’), a boutique investment...

Sabic achieves significant emissions reductions - news

A reduction of 7% in water and energy use is recorded in the 2014 sustainability report of the Riyadh-based Sabic group, the world’s second largest diversified chemicals company and the...

Interserve sets ambitious targets for reducing global environmental impact - news

A reduction of 26% in energy emissions at UK sites was achieved last year by Interserve, the FTSE 250 support services and construction group. Interserve, an international company with...

Shanks urges governments to act on sustainable waste management - news

A second set of five-year corporate responsibility targets, including further development of sustainability as a primary principle, has been introduced by the waste-to-product Shanks Group,...

China cutting C02 emissions faster - news

Official data from China shows it is cutting coal and CO2 emissions faster than any other country. Indeed, Greenpeace says the CO2 reduction could be equal to UK total emissions over same...

Waste not, want not - news

As head of circular economy at Veolia, Forbes McDougall is at the heart of the UK’s efforts to transition to an economy that puts a greater value on waste. Here, he explains what that...

Oil and gas giants unite for unprecedented CO2 initiative - news

Major oil and gas companies - BG Group plc, BP plc, Eni SpA, Royal Dutch Shell plc, Statoil ASA and Total SA - have called on governments around the world and to the United Nations Framework...

M&S signs up to 100% renewable power pledge - news

Leading British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has joined RE100, the global initiative supporting major companies committing to 100% renewable power. The retailer of food, clothing...

Unilever hits new carbon saving milestone - news

Reporting only two weeks ago that its 'sustainable' brands like Dove are growing twice as fast as its 'regular' brands, Unilever has now revealed that it has reached a new...

Just how transparent is your data? - news

The type of information provided by corporate sustainability reports, and in non- financial disclosures varies widely. Investment analysts or other report users may believe they are reading...

Construction firms failing to address carbon footprint - news

Many British construction firms are failing to take basic steps to decrease their carbon emissions and energy use, new research has found. In a market survey by Achilles the supply chain...

Europe hails new car emissions decrease - news

According to the figures published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), average new car emissions were 123.4g CO2/km compared to 186g CO 2 /km in 1995, representing a 33.7% decrease for...

China lauds environmental milestone with first biofuel passenger flight - news

Boeing, Hainan Airlines and Sinopec have celebrated China's first passenger flight with sustainable aviation biofuel, a key environmental milestone for China's commercial aviation...

Global carbon emissions stall, finds IEA data - news

Data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicate that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years in which there was a...

inside investment Time shortening between ESG issues emerging and market reaction - MSCI - news

A report from MSCI ESG Research, a provider of research and analysis of the environmental, social and governance-related (ESG) business practices of companies globally, has suggested that that...

Food and drink manufacturers slash CO2 emissions - news

Members of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) in the UK have reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by 35% - way ahead of the original target date of 2020. A report published today shows...

New online tool shows world can cut emissions and live well - news

Cutting carbon emissions to limit global temperatures to a 2°C rise can be achieved while improving living standards, a new online tool shows. The world can eat well, travel more, live...

American pharma companies lead Global Sustainability Index - news

Biogen beat fellow American pharmaceutical company Allergan to top spot in this year's Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index. German sportswear company Adidas...

Lima discussions patch together compromise to pave way for Paris - news

Developed countries, which have caused most of the world’s pollution, should help to finance “vulnerable” developing nations to combat climate change, UN members agreed last...

Cruise ships scrub up on emissions at Royal Caribbean - news

Royal Caribbean Cruises is to retrofit 19 of its ships with advanced emissions purification (AEP) systems, underscoring its commitment to meet, or exceed, environmental standards. The...

UPS and DHL awarded European label for sustainable transport - news

Green Freight Europe (GFE) has awarded UPS and Deutsche Post DHL with their ‘first leaf’ - an award given to companies that have shared CO2 data and information on policies,...

DHL drives innovation for quieter logistics - news

DHL has launched a new Compressed Natural Gas -powered concept truck for use in towns and cities. The vehicle combines new engine and ignition technology with pioneering cab safety features to...

Cheers to a sustainable future - news

As we enter the season of over-indulgence, Roland Pirmez, president of Heineken Asia Pacfic tells Ethical Performance why responsible consumption is one of the most important issues on the...

Norway’s KLP boosts renewables investment and cuts coal exposure - news

KLP, Kommunal Landspensjons-kasse, Norway’s largest life insurer that was formed in 1949, announced late this November that intended to further increase its investment by NKr500 million...

US-China landmark emissions deal met with criticism - news

Businesses face challenging new carbon emissions targets set jointly for the next 15 years by the US and China. The US is committed to cut its 2005 level of emissions by 26%-28% before 2025....

Building a sustainable future - news

We, in the OECD countries, spend about 90% of our lives inside buildings so it should be pretty clear that healthy and comfortable indoor environments contribute significantly to overall health...

Radisson Blu Edinburgh in air quality drive - news

Hotelier Radisson Blu has teamed up with City Car Club, the UK’s leading independent car club, to help improve air quality on Edinburgh’s streets by providing access to a convenient,...

Garneau joins Canada’s Clean50 - news

Richard Garneau, president and ceo of Resolute Forest Products Inc. has been included Canada’s Clean50, a league recognizing leaders who have made the greatest contributions to sustainable...

Emerging markets more focused on sustainability finds Grant Thornton - news

New figures from accountancy giant Grant Thornton show that business leaders in emerging markets are more focused on the sustainability of their operations than their peers in developed markets....

Global retailers failing to address overall carbon footprint - news

Retailers such as Carrefour, Costco, IKEA, Tesco and Walmart should aim for more comprehensive carbon disclosures and collaborate to define meaningful GHG emissions reduction strategies for the...

Tobacco plant biofuel takes off with Boeing and SAA - news

Boeing, South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG are collaborating to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant. SkyNRG is expanding production of the hybrid plant...

Freezer market hots up with Unilever’s energy efficient cabinets - news

Figures just out demonstrate how significant advances in refrigeration technology have resulted in a new generation of ice cream freezer cabinets capable of a 70% energy reduction. Unilever...

Taking steps to curb the fossil fuel habit - news

Europe’s largest companies are coming under increasing political pressure to cut their carbon footprint ahead of crunch climate talks next year, but carbon trading is now just one of many...

Carbon spotlight falls on food giants - news

The ‘Big 10’ food and drink companies together emit more greenhouse gases than Scandinavia and, if they were an individual country, would rank as the 25th most polluting, a new...

Dell takes up closed-loop plastics supply chain - news

Technology giant Dell has become the first organisation to use the UL-Environment certified closed-loop recycled plastics in computer manufacturing. In partnership with Wistron GreenTech,...

Homeworking could save 3bn tonnes of carbon a year - news

Increasing the numbers of UK employees working from home could save over 3 million tonnes of carbon a year as well as cut costs by £3 billion a year for UK employers and employees,...

Carbon spotlight falls on Kellogg and General Mills - news

The 'Big 10' food and drink companies together emit more greenhouse gases than Scandinavia and, if they were an individual country, would rank as the 25th most polluting, a new report...

ClimateCare wins Queen’s award - news

ClimateCare, the climate change and sustainable development organisation, has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The company has won a Sustainable Development Award for contributions to...

Big business calls for global action on climate change - news

Governments must put policies in place to prevent the cumulative emission of more than a trillion tonnes of carbon, according to a statement from leading global businesses today. The...

BT launches online energy saving tool - news

Telecoms giant BT has launched a free interactive online energy saving tool to help customers find ways of reducing their carbon footprint - both at home and at work. Part of BT's...

Get a grip on your environmental reporting - news

By Tom Cumberlege, a consultant at The Carbon Trust   It’s time to get your environmental story straight. The signals from the UK government are clear, from October 2013...

Responsible sourcing unearths unseen benefits - news

By Jon Woodhead, Head of UK Sustainability, DNV GL – Business Assurance As expectations grow on companies to take responsibility for sustainability-related issues beyond that of...

Sustainability reporting moves up British business agenda - news

While 70% of British businesses identify sustainability as a key driver for growth, only 51% believe that sustainability issues will impact their firm’s financial performance over the next...

Jaguar Land Rover extends collaboration with ClimateCare - news

Jaguar Land Rover aims to create a range of humanitarian, conservation, environmental and educational initiatives as part of its new Environmental Innovation Strategy. In collaboration with...

Marks & Spencer wins Carbon Trust triple award - news

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has become the first retailer to receive the triple award of certification for achievements in carbon, water and waste reduction from the Carbon Trust. Tom...

Bloomberg becomes UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change - news

Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg has been appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to serve as Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. In this role, Bloomberg...

New ‘green’ fuel could increase CO2 emissions, says What Car? - news

The introduction of a ‘greener’ petrol to meet EU regulations could increase harmful CO2 tailpipe emissions, says What Car? . The move to introduce E10 fuel, which is expected...

Unilever extends sustainable deo format - news

FMCG giant Unilever has extended its compressed deodorant aerosol format to its four male deo brands. Just one year after the launch of the award-winning technology, Unilever has sold...

Electric buses to operate on London commuter routes - news

A new era of emission free bus travel was unveiled recently as Transport for London (TfL) and bus operator Go-Ahead London began a trial of the capital city's first electric buses. The...

Many top companies still emitting unsustainable levels of CO2 - news

While big names like Unilever and Eli Lilly have earned top spots in a new sustainability ranking, on the flip side 51% of companies were found to be emitting unsustainable levels of CO2....

British business missing out on £300m in carbon savings - news

New research from the Carbon Trust shows that UK workplaces are missing out on more than £300m a year in savings that could be achieved through encouraging employees to adopt greener...

Lego to build on environmental ambitions - news

Lego is augmenting the building blocks of its carbon emissions reduction programme with a new WWF partnership. The Danish toy manufacturer has pledged to improve performance on a range of...

M&S signs up to UNICEF carbon offset project - news

British high street stalwart Marks & Spencer (M&S) has become the first major company to sign up to UNICEF’s new carbon offset project. This initiative is aimed at improving...

Sainsbury's opens first 'Triple Zero' supermarkets - news

Sainsbury's new supermarket in Leicester is one of two 'Triple Zero' stores the retailer has just opened. It is the high street chain's most environmentally friendly store to...

Tesco to help supply chain cut carbon - news

The supermarket chain Tesco has also introduced a collaborative buying club which will help its suppliers invest in energy efficient lighting. The Buying Club, which has been developed in...

Boeing and SAA build biofuel collaboration - news

Boeing and South African Airways (SAA) are to work together to develop and implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in Southern Africa, a first for the continent. The...

Boeing & South African Airways collaborate for sustainable biofuel - news

Boeing and South African Airways (SAA) are to work together to develop and implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in Southern Africa, a first for the continent. The...

inbrief - news

Olympic feat… Offsetters Climate Solutions has reaffirmed its partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) as its Official Carbon Partner in a partnership that will last through...

Big companies making little headway on climate change - news

The world’s largest listed companies are failing to reduce their environmental impacts despite increasing stakeholder, political and scientific pressure, reports the CDP, the international...

Fletcher welcomes BUPA's Carbon Trust certification - news

International healthcare group Bupa has become the first healthcare company in the private sector to be awarded global Carbon Trust Standard certification. The Carbon Trust assessed and...

Aviva develops new way to measure carbon offsetting - news

Insurance giant Aviva has partnered with  ClimateCare to develop a new way to measure and report the full impact of offsetting carbon emissions. For the first time, Aviva has been able...

Pharma giants back blister pack carbon footprint tool - news

A new spreadsheet-based tool to enable pharma companies to estimate the carbon footprint of tablet medicines in blister packs has been unveiled. The tool, a first of its kind for the...

As Premier League kicks off, Carbon Trust tracks ‘carbon bootprint’ - news

As England’s Premier League prepares to kick off this weekend, new research from the Carbon Trust has unveiled the ‘carbon bootprint’ of watching football. The research...

CRS is the real thing at CCE - news

Joe Franses is director of corporate responsibility and sustainability (CRS) at Coca-Cola Enterprises. He tells Ethical Performance how he works across the business’s network of experts...

Ethics & economics are stacking up against fossil-fuel investment - news

“Coal is a dead man walkin’,” Deutsche Bank global head of asset management Kevin Parker told The Washington Post in January 2011. “Banks won’t finance them....

KLM on a high with environmental award win - news

Dutch airline KLM has been recognised for its commitment to sustainability by scooping the Environment Award at the Airline Strategy Awards. Taking home the accolade for the second time -...

Carbon Trust to tackle waste management - news

The Carbon Trust is to launch the world’s first international business standard to certify the management and reduction of waste. While it is estimated that around 11.2bn tonnes of...

World’s largest hotel chains collaborate over carbon emissions - news

The hospitality industry has issued an update of its programme enabling hotels to calculate and communicate the carbon footprint of stays and meetings consistently and transparently. The...

M&S on track with Plan A - news

Stalwart of the British high street Marks & Spencer (M&S) says it is making good progress against its Plan A Report 180 sustainability commitments. The company says that 139 of the...

UK catering industry makes meal of energy savings - news

The Carbon Trust has developed a Cut Cost & Carbon Calculator specifically for the catering industry. According to the Trust, UK catering operations account for almost 2% of all business and...

Supermarket chain ups CO2 savings - news

British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has extended its Dual-Fuel fleet to 51 vehicles saving up to 25 per cent in carbon emissions. The environmentally friendly fleet is now one of the...

Carbon Trust appoints advisory panel - news

The Carbon Trust has appointed a new international advisory panel. The panel brings together a number of top experts from around the world to provide advice on the global low carbon economy to...

Park life... - news

?Holiday park company Center Parcs has been recertified to the Carbon Trust Standard for all UK operations, including its four villages - spanning 1,600 acres of forest - and says it remains on...

Landmark level... - news

Carbon dioxide levels hit the historic 400.03 ppm mark in May according to monitoring at Mauna Loa (NOAA). Greenpeace UK executive director John Sauven has since commented: “This is a...

Bonn leads way as carbon-free city - news

Deutsche Post DHL is switching to electric vehicles for its delivery services in Bonn and the surrounding region, making the city the first location in Germany with a carbon-free vehicle...

Bombay Sapphire revives old mill - news

An old English paper mill, referenced as far back as the Domesday Book, is set to become one of the world’s most sustainable distilleries. The Bombay Sapphire site in Laverstoke,...

Power play... - news

Power play... Unilever says it has achieved a CO2 reduction of more than one million tonnes from its manufacturing and logistics operations. The one million tonnes CO2 reduction is a...

ClimateCare & BioCarbon launch cookstove project in Ghana - news

Climate and development organisation ClimateCare, together with investment partner BioCarbon, is looking to improve health and reduce carbon emissions with the registration of its Clean...

Ministers blamed for climate change failure - news

A third of the UK’s government ministers are associated with the finance and energy companies that contribute to climate change, claims the World Development Movement (WDM), an...

IT industry responsible for 2% of carbon emissions - news

Research by the Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET) and Bell Labs has revealed that the information technology industry – encompassing the internet, video, voice and...

Go-Ahead wins Carbon Trust Standard - news

UK bus and rail operator Go-Ahead Group has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for the third time for its action on carbon emissions. The company scored 83% in its assessment, reflecting...

How entrepreneurs can lead business charge in battle on environment - news

‘Climate change is one of the greatest wealth generating opportunities of our generation,’ said Carbon War Room co-founder Richard Branson. Maria Figueres tells Mike Scott about...

Businesses urged to prepare for catastrophic climate impacts - news

A major report on business and climate change impacts has warned companies to begin thinking through how to protect their operations in a much warmer planet, because the chances of restricting...

Earth Institute develops carbon footprint tool - news

A Facebook-inspired tool that can rapidly calculate the carbon footprint of thousands of products simultaneously has been unveiled by researchers at Columbia University’s Earth Institute...

Once bitten, twice shy: how unexpected risks are concentrating investors’ minds - news

Data is the unglamorous foundation on which investment decisions are built. And the increasing availability of reliable ESG data is giving investors more powerful risk-assessment tools,...

Diageo in carbon-reduction project - news

Global drinks company Diageo is set to make annual savings of £1.4m as the result of a two-year carbon-reduction project at a distillery in Scotland. And the company behind the Smirnoff,...

The call for transparency in an opaque world - news

No matter how hard we try, the world will always be a messy place. There will probably never be an end to dirty business. It's difficult to see a scenario where shady deals or dodgy...

Sainsbury's opts for renewable energy - news

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is tapping renewable energy by installing geo-thermal heat pump technology, initially at 100 of its stores. After testing the technology at its Crayford...

Aerospace industry plans for carbon tax - news

Leaders of some of the most influential aerospace companies on both sides of the Atlantic have met to assess the effects of the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).   ...

CDP & GCP form alliance - news

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Global Canopy Programme (GCP) have formed an alliance that will see the GCP’s Forest Footprint Disclosure Project (FFD) merge with CDP over the next...

Microsoft to be carbon neutral within a year - news

Microsoft has announced ambitious plans to become carbon neutral in a year, having cut its emissions by 30% per unit of revenue from 2007 levels through efficiencies and increased renewable...

Reckitt cleans up its act eight years early by concentrating on packaging and propellant - news

Reckitt Benckiser, a leading producer of household cleaning and consumer healthcare products, has exceeded its 2020 target of cutting carbon emissions by a fifth – eight years early....

Hotels agree emissions measurement standard - news

A partnership of prominent global hospitality companies has created a system to ensure a consistent approach to measuring and reporting on carbon emissions. The Hotel Carbon Measurement...

Australia presses on with wide-ranging carbon tax - news

A carbon pricing scheme, probably the world’s most comprehensive, is being implemented in Australia, despite continuing opposition from some business groups. From 1 July,...

UK announces carbon reporting move as Rio+20 fails to impress - news

Amid low expectations, political divisions and economic uncertainties, last month’s UN Conference on Sustainable Development saw $513bn (£328bn, €410bn) in funding committed to...

Enel buys carbon credits from Haiti - news

Italian energy firm Enel has agreed to buy UN-backed carbon credits from a cookstove emission reduction project in earthquake-hit Haiti, one of the EU’s preferred partners in its emissions...

Taking accountability back to where it belongs: at the top of the value chain - news

The newly-formed Asset Owners Disclosure Project seeks to build on the work of the Carbon Disclosure Project to see if emissions data can better drive change. Its executive director, Julian...

General Electric tops Climate Innovation Indexes as US business engagement grows - news

General Electric has been named as the leader of US clean-tech innovation and carbon management in the third cycle of investment risk research company Maplecroft’s Climate Innovation...

Enter the fray and rules will emerge ... eventually - news

It seems like only yesterday that 'globalisation' was the hot topic among economics and documentary journalists. By the late 1990s, as developed countries watched swathes of their...

Games organisers turn to GRI guidelines to keep London Olympics green - news

The London 2012 Olympics has become one of the first organisations to announce it will use the newly-published event sustainability guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for its...

Trade war begins as China rejects EU aviation tax - news

China has ordered its airlines not to pay the new EU carbon taxes in the latest chapter of the controversial Emission Trading Scheme. The Chinese aviation authority has imposed a ban even...

O2 commits to 40-point sustainability programme - news

UK telecoms giant O2 has introduced an ambitious three-year strategy for expanding its CSR operations, outlining 40 targets on issues from carbon emissions to flexible working. O2’s...

Investor warning: it’s time to look beyond mere carbon disclosure - news

The Institutional Investors’ Group on Climate Change is looking to build real momentum on changing how companies factor in climate change risks to their business operations. Its chief...

US environment agency launches cross-sector greenhouse gas database - news

Details of the highest-emitting US business facilities have been revealed by the Environmental Protection Agency. The information, based on the 2009 Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, which...

Shipping to be included in carbon targets - news

UK government climate change advisors have said that emissions from shipping should be included in the UK’s carbon targets, and have already drawn up plans for the industry to reduce its...

Bridging the credibility gap on reporting - news

Here’s an aspiration: that soon, we’ll be able to read an organisation’s sustainability report and be able to trust the statements on CO2 emissions contained therein. There are...

Lawsuit and trade war beckons over air quotas - news

The US and China are set to embark on a trade war and legal battle with the European Union over its expansion of the Emission Trading Scheme (ETS), to include the aviation industry. From...

Google reveals carbon footprint - news

IT giant Google has revealed its carbon footprint for the first time and, though its energy consumption continues to increase, the company says it has been carbon neutral since 2007. The...

Corporate America ‘acts on carbon emissions’ - news

US companies are accelerating their action on climate change, with more than half of the country’s 500 largest firms now putting the issue at the centre of business strategy. The...

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Taylor Wimpey, the UK home-builder, is working with Carbon Trust Advisory Services to help it develop a low-carbon business strategy. Aims include reducing carbon from its core operations and...

Investors have the data. Now’s the time for action - news

Awareness of corporate climate impact has been transformed since the Carbon Disclosure Project was born in 2000. But its chief executive Paul Simpson tells Mike Scott that disclosure alone is...

new energy standard set for implementation - news

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has launched a new energy management standard to help organizations cut their carbon emissions and improve profitability. ISO 50001, aimed at businesses of...

inbrief - news

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has launched a new energy management standard to help organizations cut their carbon emissions and improve profitability.  ISO 50001, aimed at...

UK defence ministry starts energy drive - news

The UK defence ministry is turning to industry in its efforts to reduce the emissions and energy consumptions of its estates. The Defence Infrastructure Organization (DIO), which runs the...

Molson Coors goes all out for ‘zero landfill’ objective - news

The UK’s biggest brewer has set a goal of zero production landfill waste by the end of next year, among its environmental objectives. Molson Coors, a multinational whose products...

inbrief - news

Soya manufacturer Alpro has become the first food company to join the WWF Climate Savers programme. Alpro has committed to keep its plants’ carbon emissions below 2008 levels until 2013 as...

Daimler sets out ten-year way ahead - news

Daimler has announced ten-year sustainability targets in its latest CSR report. The German car manufacturer has made 51 pledges, from traffic safety to gender equality, in an effort to sharpen...

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...

Public doesn’t believe corporate carbon claims - news

UK businesses risk facing a ‘costly backlash’ from consumers due to mistrust of their environmental claims and performance, according to the climate change standard organization,...

IT sector to get guidelines on CO2 reporting - news

Guidance for information technology companies on a universal standard for the reporting of carbon emissions is to be developed in a large-scale collaboration of environmental organizations....

Brewers pledge to cut carbon use by 2020 - news

Targets for cuts in carbon emissions and water use have been set by Britain’s brewing industry. The aims and deadlines are stated in a document signed by 61 companies belonging to the...

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Household goods giant Reckitt Benckiser has cut the carbon emissions of its products by 11 per cent over the past 12 months. The company aims to trim its per-unit emissions by 20 per cent by...

Vodafone cuts travelling - news

The UK arm of the telecoms giant Vodafone has reduced its carbon emissions and travel costs by a quarter over one year through 'mobile working'. The firms says it has cut 617 tonnes...

Food giant raises it sights - news

One of the world’s largest food companies has announced ‘more aggressive’ sustainability goals up to 2015, despite having failed to achieve some of its recent targets....

Travel firms set off on sustainability trip - news

Two holiday companies have joined forces to create a new brand that will focus on ‘sustainable tourism’. The tour operators, Thomson and First Choice, which are both owned by...

Volvo to lobby on labelling - news

A new UK emissions information regime for cars has been proposed by one of the country’s largest auto makers. Volvo UK has devised a three-point plan to give motorists more...

inbrief - news

The UK building company Crest Nicholson has introduced a carbon-capping scheme for all its company cars. Employees due to receive a company car will get a 20 per cent uplift in their allowance if...

FTSE nuclear rules delayed - news

Criteria enabling nuclear power companies to qualify for the FTSE4Good indexes are unlikely to be produced until at least the end of this year, EP understands. Businesses in the nuclear...

Luxury brand commits itself to 'eco-friendly' fashion - news

Gucci has become one of the first luxury fashion houses to tackle the sector's perceived environmental shortcomings by starting a worldwide sustainability programme. The decision,...

World Cup nations agree to offset idea - news

More than half of the national football teams participating in this month’s World Cup have pledged to offset their carbon emissions through an organic compost initiative in South Africa, the...

Having more data is great, but can we trust the figures? - news

Esther Rodriguez argues that carbon reporting is seriously undermined by a lack of assurance There’s no denying that carbon reporting is now an important element of sustainability...

Car firms making strides - news

Car manufacturers are finally coming to terms with the demands of corporate responsibility, reports new research from the Munich-based oekom rating agency. The study of the world’s 15...

CSR minister disappears as coalition shifts ground - news

The CSR minister is no more in UK government. The Conservatives, who in opposition had indicated they would do without the role in power, have ditched it in agreement with their Liberal Democrat...

300 firms asked for water data - news

A huge group of institutional investors has asked more than 300 of the world’s biggest companies to report on their water use and other water-related issues. The Carbon Disclosure...

Puma unveils ambitious five-year plan - news

Puma has set out targets to cut carbon emissions, energy, water and waste by a quarter over the next five years via a packaging and distribution overhaul. By reducing the use of traditional...

Firms show ‘staggering’ lack of credibility - news

Most of the UK’s largest companies lack credibility on the claims they make about their carbon emissions, and most seek no external verification for the environmental data they issue....

Sony goes for ‘zero’ footprint by 2050 - news

Electronics giant Sony has set itself five-year targets in its drive to achieve a ‘zero environmental footprint’ by 2050. Sony’s Road to Zero objectives, to be implemented...

US firms missing emissions targets - news

Carbon emissions among the largest companies in the US are on course to rise by almost four per cent over the next ten years, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). In research into...

Ford becomes first car firm to take on water project - news

Ford has become the first car manufacturer to join the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) Water Disclosure programme, which will publish water data from some of the world’s largest corporations...

inbrief - news

Cullinan has become South Africa’s first ‘carbon-neutral’ law practice. It began neutralising its emissions in 2008 in a project involving all staff.

M&S reaches for the sky with update of its Plan A - news

Marks & Spencer has launched a bid to become ‘the world’s most sustainable retailer by 2015’ by announcing that it will roll out its Plan A sustainability programme to all...

inbrief - news

A UK programme on responsible corporate travel is to expand its activities into Europe. Project Icarus, begun in 2006, runs an accreditation programme for companies to promote carbon reduction...

Offset ban works for Nike - news

The sportswear multinational Nike managed to reduce its carbon emissions last year after deciding to stop carbon offsetting. Nike's latest CSR report says its total greenhouse gas...

Another warning on water - news

New SRI research has warned of the increasing regulatory and reputational risks associated with water, and suggests treating the topic in the same way as carbon emissions. Canadian indexing...

Investor coalition demands answers from Global Compact 'laggards' - news

Investors signed up to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) are targeting 86 large companies that failed to submit an update last year on their implementation of the Global Compact’s...

World’s postal companies agree 20% cuts - news

The global postal industry has set itself a 20  per cent carbon emissions reduction target by 2020.   The International Post Corporation (IPC), an industry partnership of the...

IT sector sets bold target - news

A consortium of information technology companies has launched an ambitious bid to make communications networks 1000 times more energy-efficient. The businesses, which include AT&T,...

Cow methane on McDonald’s agenda - news

McDonald’s has announced a three-year research project in the UK into the methane emissions of its cattle. The fast-food chain, which uses beef from 350,000 cows a year for its burgers, will...

Building a sustainable property sector - news

As huge carbon emitters with a low stock turnover, those who manage buildings face challenges that are underestimated by investors. Mike Scott talks to Paul McNamara of Prupim about the future...

Vast majority of UK firms fall short on carbon aims - news

Just one in five British brands are meeting the government’s carbon reduction targets. New research covering 600 of the UK’s largest brands shows that only 121 are reducing...

Gucci pledges to avoid deforestation - news

One of the world’s largest luxury fashion companies has dropped a controversial supplier in a bid to eliminate all paper made from Indonesian rainforests. Gucci Group has joined...

Travel firm drops offsets as unwanted ‘diversion’ - news

A ‘socially responsible’ travel agent has become one of the world’s first companies to publicly abandon carbon offsetting, highlighting an increasingly prominent debate as to...

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...

Electronics sector offered guidance - news

Freedom of association and female labour issues have been set as priorities in new CSR guidance for the electronics sector set out by two NGOs. CSR in the Global Electronics Supply Chain,...

Sainsbury’s move will cut emissions by a third - news

Sainsbury’s, one of Britain's largest supermarket chains, has announced plans to cut its carbon footprint by a third by 2030 – by investing in new fridge technology. The company will initially...

Airlines sector makes pre-Copenhagen commitment - news

Airlines, airports and aircraft manufacturers have said they will halve the aviation industry’s carbon emissions by 2050.      British Airways chief executive Willie...

Airlines pledge 50 per cent emissions cut by 2050 - news

Airlines, airports and aircraft manufacturers have made a commitment to halve the aviation industry’s carbon emissions by 2050. British Airways chief executive Willie Walsh announced the agreement...

CSR head’s tribunal win sparks debate on ‘beliefs’ - news

A corporate responsibility practitioner has aroused attention in Britain after a ruling that he was unfairly sacked because of his evangelical stance on sustainability. Tim Nicholson,...

Investment opportunities for a low carbon world - news

Will Oulton (ed). Hardback. 365 pages. GMB. £35.63 Based on the premise that much of the movement towards a low carbon world will need to be driven by investors, this...

Footwear businesses crack down on Amazon rainforest suppliers - news

Some of world’s largest footwear brands have demanded an immediate stop to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest from their Brazilian leather suppliers. The move follows three...

Nestle goes for sustainability in India - news

Indian coffee farms will be among Nestlé suppliers to be certified to Rainforest Alliance standards under a newly introduced sustainability system. Nestlé Nespresso has set up Ecolaboration, a...

HK firms urged to support climate change initiative - news

A Hong Kong Carbon Reduction Campaign has been started by the Climate Group, an international non-profit organization whose aim is to promote a low-carbon economy.   The campaign, which...

First Direct beats the field to attain carbon standard - news

UK-based First Direct has become the first bank to receive the Carbon Trust Standard, a global carbon award requiring year-on-year emissions reductions. First Direct, an internet banking...

Steel sector changes gear - news

The European steel industry is to step up its efforts to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of its operations. The European Steel Technology Platform (Estep) has said it will adopt new...

Nuclear firms may soon feature in FTSE4Good - news

FTSE4Good is paving the way for nuclear power companies to qualify for its socially responsible investment indices. Businesses in the nuclear industry are excluded at present from FTSE4Good, but...

Impax launches environmental fund - news

An environmental investment fund has been set up in Australia by Impax Asset Management, an investor that concentrates exclusively on environmental markets. The Impax Environmental Markets...

Australia gets new green fund - news

An investment management company has set up Australia’s first fund specializing in the three environmental sub-sectors of alternative energy and energy efficiency, water treatment and...

Indian business makes progress on climate change disclosure - news

Many more of India’s leading companies have signed up to disclose their carbon emissions and climate policies, a second round of reporting has shown. The quality of reporting is...

Marshalls gives all its products carbon labels - news

A building materials company has become the first business to adopt a new carbon labelling scheme for all products. Marshalls, which employs 3000 staff at 67 sites in Britain, has used the...

inbrief - news

The CarbonNeutral Company, which helps companies manage their carbon emissions, has taken over The GreenLife Organization, a privately held New York-based consultancy in the same field, for an...

Carbon standard unveiled - news

A government-backed standard has been created to show businesses how to consistently measure the carbon footprint of their products. PAS 2050, drawn up by BSI British Standards, the Carbon...

Carbon trading could benefit Australasian pension funds - news

Australian superannuation funds could continue to be successful with carbon-efficient investment policies under a carbon emissions trading scheme, a new report has suggested. The report...

inbrief - news

UK property management company Prupim reduced carbon dioxide emissions from its shopping centres and managed offices by 14 per cent last year, meeting its self-imposed target four years ahead of...

Rise in climate change disclosures comes to a halt - news

The number of large companies disclosing information on their carbon emissions has stalled at last year’s level, reports the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The proportion of the...

Shell pulls advert as greenwash gripes rise - news

Shell has withdrawn a newspaper advertisement based around its sustainability credentials after the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) judged it misleading. The...

Impact of growth ‘ignored’ by many carbon strategies - news

Too few companies consider the impact of business growth when developing programmes to reduce their carbon emissions. The warning is given in a best practice guide on carbon management...

BT sets pace as business gets serious about carbon - news

BT has set aggressive corporate greenhouse gas reduction targets by aiming to cut its total carbon emissions by 80 per cent within 12 years. The goal is a further sign that business is now...

Numbers are nice, but words are always our best friends - news

The use of statistics and numerical data is no substitute for a written explanation, says Roger Cowe A picture is supposedly worth a thousand words (although as a former journalist I...

Morrisons plays catch-up - news

UK supermarket chain Morrisons has started a campaign to communicate its corporate responsibility programme to customers. Morrisons, the UK’s fourth largest food retailer, has engaged...

Co-op declares itself against anti-air freighting move - news

The Co-operative Group has opposed a proposal by the UK’s Soil Association to revise its standards in order to discourage the air freighting of organic food products from overseas....

inbrief - news

International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has created an index to monitor the share price of European companies that have made a significant commitment to reducing their carbon...

Conservatives back responsibility deals - news

A Conservative government in the UK would amend the combined code on corporate governance to require boards to ‘seriously consider their ethical standards’. The report of the...

Villagers sue energy firms - news

A village in Alaska is suing 20 companies on the grounds that they have altered the climate, forcing residents to abandon their homes. The 400 people of the coastal village of Kivalina are...

Utilities firms squeeze suppliers to cut emissions - news

Six utilities companies are to submit their British suppliers to a scheme that monitors their progress on cutting carbon emissions. The companies – Anglian Water, EDF, National Grid,...

inbrief - news

Do-it-yourself group B&Q has signed a three-year partnership agreement with WWF’s One Planet Living initiative, which commits the company, among other things, to strive for zero carbon...

Climate change reporting has become the norm - news

Nearly all FT 500 sustainability reporters now publish information on their climate change impacts, suggests a new study. The survey of 335 FT 500 sustainability reporters found that 78 per...

inbrief - news

The Berkeley Group, the UK house-builder with a £1billion ($2.1bn) turnover, will observe seven ‘sustainability commitments’ from next year, including to cut carbon emissions from all its newly...

Eurostar links up with FoE - news

Eurostar has become only the second company to be chosen as an official partner of Friends of the Earth. FoE, which is normally reluctant to forge links with business, signed a deal last month...

pricing sustainability into the bottom line - news

Blackrock, part owned by Merrill Lynch, carries out indepth research into companies’ social, environmental and ethical performance for use across its investments. By Mike Scott Alex Popplewell...

Flybe achieves labelling first - news

Flybe has become the first airline to introduce an aircraft eco-labelling scheme for passengers. Under the scheme, devised by the consultancy Entec and assured by Deloitte, passengers will...

British Land takes sustainability message on the road - news

The property company British Land is using a roadshow to bring sustainability advice to shoppers and office workers at its UK developments. The touring exhibition seeks to raise awareness of...

building firms ready to sign procurement deal - news

An unusual alliance between government and industry has led to the creation of a Strategy for Sustainable Construction in England and Wales that outlines voluntary commitments on the part of...

investor disclosure is possible, material – and also necessary - news

Fund managers should be as transparent on climate change data as everyone else, argues Nick Robins Over the past decade, investor action on climate change has evolved in remarkable ways. Back...

UK trio try labelling idea - news

Three British companies have begun using a labelling scheme that recognizes their efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of their products. The retailer Alliance Boots, drinks group Innocent...

British Gas sets up green-tinged offshoot - news

British Gas has set up a free-standing business to lead the company’s efforts to provide low-carbon products and services to customers. The business, British Gas New Energy, will show...

ITV asks viewers to help shape its ethics strategy - news

Media company ITV is planning to introduce corporate responsibility questions into its future audience surveys as part of its wider efforts to give social and environmental issues more airtime on...

inbrief - news

Henderson Global Investors has published the first report to reveal carbon emissions from the UK's 100 largest companies. It shows that five sectors - oil and gas, electricity, mining, steel and...

climate change is next on FTSE4Good's agenda - news

Further pressure on companies to respond to climate change will be generated by a decision on the part of FTSE4Good to make this an explicit test of eligibility for inclusion in the index from...

Review of the UK party conferences - news

CSR not part of the political vocabulary No one expects the outcome of the next UK general election to hinge on CSR, yet it was something of a surprise to see the subject so far from the...

US companies start to bite bullet on climate change - news

Energy sector companies in the US are beginning to respond to investor pressure on climate change as the annual meeting season moves into full swing. Two...

inbrief - news

Tom Delfgaauw , who helped spearhead Shell’s move into corporate social responsibility, has joined Future Forests, a company that helps firms offset their carbon...

funds say firms show progress - news

There has been a ‘significant improvement’ in UK company reporting on carbon emissions in the past year, according to a group of pension funds. The Local...

firms push on emissions - news

Some of the UK’s largest pension funds are to launch a shareholder engagement initiative that seeks to persuade large companies to report on their carbon emissions in line...

Landsec leads the way with science-based targets - reports

The UK’s largest commercial property company creates energy efficiency programmes using the best available science. Tom Idle reports…

“Our vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy” - reports

Following a profound strategic transformation from black to green energy and recent divestment of the oil and gas business, the Danish energy company DONG Energy is changing its name to...

Stockland releases its 2017 Annual Review and Sustainability Reporting - reports

Stockland has released its FY17 Annual Review and Sustainability Reporting, which highlight its continued leadership and ongoing achievements in sustainability.

Royal Mail Group publishes its 2016-17 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Royal Mail’s vision is to be recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe. Against a backdrop of significant change, innovation and diversification, Royal Mail has...

Amgen launches 2016 Responsibility Highlights Report - reports

Our mission to serve patients is at the heart of everything we do at Amgen. Our positive contribution to the world also extends beyond making vital medicines. Each year, Amgen dedicates...

M&S publishes its Ten Years of Plan A Report 2017, and connected Annual and Human Rights Reports - reports

M&S updates on its suite of connected value reports and sets the scene for a new generation of Plan A initiatives.

CapitaLand Limited publishes integrated Global Sustainability Report 2016 - reports

CapitaLand released its eighth Global Sustainability Report entitled “Building Sustainable Real Estate of the Future”. The report reaffirms CapitaLand’s commitment to...

Wessanen releases Sustainability Report 2016 - reports

Every year Wessanen releases its integrated Annual Report including the latest Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s approach to creating environmental and social impact.

AB InBev 2016 Better World Report; Bringing People Together for a Better World - reports

Anheuser-Busch InBev has published its 2016 Better World Report, which reports on progress against its Better World strategy, which was updated last October following its combination with...

Centrica launches Responsible Business Update 2016 - reports

International energy and services company, Centrica plc, has launched its Responsible Business Update 2016, which shows how they are delivering their purpose: ‘to satisfy the changing...

GSK publishes Annual Report and Responsible Business Supplement 2016 - reports

By being commercially successful and operating responsibly, we will improve people’s health and benefit society, as well as create value for shareholders.

Pfizer Launches 2016 Annual Review Highlighting Commitment to UN SDGs - reports

Today, Pfizer launched its 2016 Annual Review, which provides an in-depth look at all of the ways Pfizer is accelerating patient impact and fulfilling its purpose: to make innovative medicines...

Walgreens Boots Alliance Publishes Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2016 - reports

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. today released its annual  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report for fiscal 2016 , highlighting the company’s ongoing support for people in its...

American Express Publishes The Service Effect: 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

Today American Express published its first  comprehensive nbsp; Corporate Social Responsibility Report since 2008. The report highlights the company’s efforts to create social,...

Edelman Launches FY16 Citizenship Report - reports

Firm Focuses on Creating Meaningful Stories through Citizenship Edelman launched today its sixth Citizenship Report, “The Stories We Love to Tell.” The report highlights the...

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Publishes Corporate Responsibility Report 2016 - reports

Commonwealth Bank of Australia this week issued its Corporate Responsibility Report 2016, which provides an overview of the long-term value created for its stakeholders during the 2016 financial...

Diageo reports good first year progress against 2020 sustainability and responsibility targets - reports

Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, this week reported strong progress against its 2020 sustainability and responsibility targets with the publication of the company's 2016 Annual...

Liberty Global committed to empowering positive change through digital - reports

Liberty Global today announced the publication of its 2015 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report, which provides an overview of the company’s economic, social and environmental impacts and...

TransCanada Releases 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

TransCanada officially released its  2015 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report , which highlights the company’s commitment to operating safely and in an economically,...

HP Releases 2015 Sustainability Report - reports

HP released its 2015 Sustainability Report today illustrating the progress it is making to support its vision of creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere.

CapitaLand Limited Publishes Integrated Global Sustainability Report 2015 - reports

CapitaLand reaffirms its commitment to sustainability with the publication of its seventh Global Sustainability Report. CapitaLand’s sustainability strategy is encapsulated in its...

Arcadis publishes Sustainability Report 2015 - reports

Arcadis (Euronext: arcad), the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets, has published its first Sustainability Report. The report highlights a selection of the...

City Development Limited (CDL) Integrated Sustainability Report 2016 ‘Integrating our Strengths, Creating Future Value’ - reports

MAKING BUSINESS SENSE OF ROBUST ESG PERFORMANCE      Into its 12th year of sustainability reporting, City Developments Limited (CDL) has continued to push forward with more...

Coca-Cola Enterprises releases 11th Annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability report - reports

Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE/ Euronext Paris: CCE) has today launched its 11th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) report, providing an opportunity to reflect on CCE’s...

The De Beers Group of Companies Publishes 10th Annual Report to Society - reports

The De Beers Group of Companies today published its 10th annual Report to Society. The report outlines the company’s ongoing efforts to ensure diamond revenues drive social and...

Accenture Releases 2015 Corporate Citizenship Report; Skills to Succeed Initiative Equips More than 1.2 Million People with Job Skills - reports

Accenture has released its 2015 Corporate Citizenship Report, “Making a Measureable Difference,” which explores the company’s progress, performance and goals across its global...

Barclays concludes four year Citizenship Plan - reports

Barclays has published its annual Citizenship performance in the Barclays PLC Annual Report 2015. Fully integrated with Barclays’ Balanced Scorecard, the Citizenship Plan included 11...

Kingspan Insulated Panels Releases its 2015 Divisional Sustainability Report - reports

Kingspan Insulated Panels today releases its 2015 Sustainability Report, which sets out the division’s environmental, social and economic performance for the period 2012 to 2014....

Stories of Change-Mirvac's 2015 Sustainability Report - reports

Stories of Change - Mirvac's 2015 Sustainability Report Stories change us, stories are changing our world, read how stories are changing Mirvac and then create your own story....

Postal Sector Reaches 2020 Target of 20% CO2 emissions reduction six years ahead of schedule - reports

IPC Postal Sector Sustainability Report announces that the IPC Environmental Measurement and Monitoring System (EMMS) programme reached its 2020 target of achieving a 20% reduction in...

ACWA Power - Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

ACWA Power has published a standalone Sustainability Report covering its management and performance during 2014 which accompanies this Report as Volume 2. The Sustainability Report complies with...

TUI Group launches new ‘Better Holidays, Better World’ sustainability strategy - reports

TUI Group, the world’s number one tourism business, has launched its new sustainability strategy, ‘Better Holidays, Better World’. The ambitious 2020 strategy is built around...

Diageo reports 2015 sustainability and responsibility progress as company looks ahead to new 2020 targets - reports

London, 13th August 2015: Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business, this week reported strong progress against its 2015 sustainability and responsibility targets with the...

UPS accelerates progress towards sustainability goals - reports

UPS® has published its 13th annual Sustainability Report.  This latest report highlights UPS’s continued investment in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and a...

WPP publishes Sustainability Report 2014/2015 - reports

WPP, the leading communications services group, has published its 13th Sustainability Report for 2014.

Vodafone publishes annual Group Sustainability Report - reports

Vodafone - one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies - which provides a wide range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications, has published its...

Delivering our purpose: BT reveals new report and ambitions - reports

In 2014/15 BT, one of the world’s leading communications services providers, invested £32.5m in responsible and sustainable business activities.

M&S publishes its first update on Plan A 2020 and how it creates sustainable value - reports

The 2015 M&S Plan A Report is the international retailer’s first update on its Plan A 2020 targets launched last year.

CDL Adopts Integrated Reporting Approach for Sustainability Report 2015: Making Business Sense of its Sustainability Performance - reports

City Developments Limited (CDL) is the first property developer in Singapore to adopt an Integrated Reporting (IR) approach for its latest sustainability report titled “Creating Value for...

Benefiting clients and communities - UBS makes progress on integrating societal and financial performance - reports

For the 14th year in succession UBS has incorporated information on its corporate responsibility and sustainability strategy and performance in its Annual Report. Key information is also...

GSK Publishes Responsible Business Supplement 2014 - reports

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops innovative pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

Better Together – Intu Properties plc publishes 2014 CR Report - reports

Intu believes that the results set out in their 2014 Annual Report demonstrate that the company is well-positioned to benefit further from rising consumer confidence and strengthening demand...

Barclays on track to achieve Citizenship commitments - reports

Barclays has today published its annual Citizenship performance in the Barclays PLC Annual Report 2014. The Report shows that Barclays is a stronger business with better prospects than at any...

Diageo commits to new ambitious sustainability and responsibility targets for 2020 - reports

Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, today announces 20 new sustainability and responsibility targets, to be achieved by 2020, in three core areas – leadership in alcohol in...

E.ON UK shows how it’s ‘Doing The Right Things Right’ - reports

Today E.ON UK has published its annual Corporate Responsibility report, entitled ‘Doing the right things right’. The full report, a two page summary of commitments and supporting...

Royal Mail Group publishes its Corporate Responsibility Report 2013-14 - reports

Royal Mail makes a major contribution to the UK’s social and economic infrastructure. As the designated provider of the Universal Service, it plays a vital role in connecting millions of...

UPS releases 2013 Sustainability Report, announces new carbon intensity goal - reports

UPS® has released its 12th annual  Sustainability Report  announcing that in addition to reducing overall carbon emissions in 2013, the company also met its 2016 goal of...

EDF Energy publishes 2013 Annual Sustainability Report - reports

EDF Energy has today published its 2013 Sustainability Report, which outlines the progress the company has made in meeting a range of ambitions on tackling climate change, powering the country...

Kingfisher publishes first year results for Net Positive - reports

Net Positive is Kingfisher’s restorative approach to business. It means making a positive contribution to people and the environment, while growing a stronger, more profitable business.

Land Securities shares city stories in latest CR Report - reports

As Land Securities moves increasingly towards an integrated approach to its annual reporting, this year’s Corporate Responsibility Report provides a brief update on its strategy, an...

British Land publishes its Corporate Responsibility Report 2014 - reports

British land is the leading UK Real Estate Investment Trust on several key corporate responsibility indices and the company is making good progress on its social and environmental commitments.

BT's Better Future Report 2014 - reports

Using the power of communications to make a better world

Singapore's Leading Eco-Developer CDL marks Jubilee Year with Triple Bottom Line Milestones - reports

City Developments Limited (CDL), a Singapore-listed international property and hospitality conglomerate, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. Located in 25 countries, CDL is aware of the...

GM Outlines Efforts to Transform Transportation - reports

Sustainability report shares progress toward a more sustainable industry.

Colgate-Palmolive releases 2013 sustainability report and progress on sustainability strategy - reports

NEW YORK, NY – Colgate-Palmolive has released its 2013 Sustainability Report titled, Giving the World Reasons to Smile. This annual report details Colgate’s long-standing...

CLP Group has published its 2013 Online Sustainability Report - reports

CLP Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, is the holding company for the CLP Group, one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia Pacific.

Better Together – Intu Properties plc publishes 2013 CR Report - reports

Intu Properties plc owns and operates some of the very best shopping centres, in the strongest locations, right across the country including 10 of the UK’s top 25.

Barclays publishes its Citizenship Report 2013 - reports

Barclays has published its Citizenship Report and Annual Report. In addition to our regulatory and corporate governance reporting requirements, both provide much information about...

Royal Mail Group publishes its Corporate Responsibility Report 2012-13 - reports

Royal Mail Group is one of the UK’s largest companies and one of its best known brands. A key part of the company’s business strategy and corporate responsibility strategy is to...

Launch of Alliance Boots CSR report 2012/13 - reports

Alliance Boots has published its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report 2012/13 for the year ended 31 March 2013.

Barclays publishes its Citizenship Report 2012 - reports

Barclays has published its Citizenship Report 2012. It is available online and as a download for the Apple iPad at http://www.barclays.com/citizenshipreport  The Report marks the 13th year...

M.A.G's Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2012/13 - reports

One year after announcing carbon neutral ground operations at East Midlands and Bournemouth Airports and with the acquisition of London Stansted Airport now complete, M.A.G has outlined its key...

Symantec Corporation Highlights 2012 Sustainability Progress - reports

Software company Symantec Corporation has outlined its sustainability progress for 2012

BHP Billiton's 2012 Sustainability Report - reports

BHP Billiton’s first Charter value is ‘Sustainability’. Operating sustainably underpins everything BHP Billiton does. 

Calor publishes 2012 Sustainability Review - reports

Calor has published its 2012 Sustainability Review which can be viewed and downloaded.

BT's Better Future Report 2013 - reports

Find out how BT is paving the way for a Better Future in their annual sustainability report, which outlines their progress and achievements against seven key performance indicators over the past...

Experian releases three reports simultaneously and pledges to 'step up' - reports

Global information services company, Experian, released its Annual Report, Corporate Responsibility report and a publication ‘About Experian’ simultaneously on Friday 7 June.

Coca-Cola HBC publishes its first Integrated Report and tenth GRI report - reports

Coca-Cola HBC – the second-largest bottler of products of The Coca-Cola Company with operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 581m people – has published its...

Citi Publishes 2012 Global Citizenship Report - reports

Citi published its 13th annual Global Citizenship Report today.

Reckitt Benckiser's 2012 Sustainability Report unveils water impact footprint - reports

Reckitt Benckiser's 2012 Sustainability Report unveils water impact footprint.

A Winning formula built on trust and integrity - reports

  Ethical Performance  case study  - Sustainability and community engagement are central to the business approach of Hong Kong-based rail operator MTR Corporation,...

Philips' Annual Report 2012 - reports

Philips has published data on its 2012 sustainability activities as part of its integrated  annual report , covering its financial, social and environmental performance.

Anglo American launches it Sustainable Development Report 2012 - reports

Anglo American today launches its Sustainable Development Report 2012,  “Creating Value with the Future in Mind” . The report details Anglo American’s sustainable...

Old Mutual publishes its 2012 Responsible Business Report - reports

Old Mutual has released its 2012 Responsible Business Report. The report is structured around its five focus areas of responsibility – investment, customers, employees, communities and...

Colgate-Palmolive Releases 2012 Sustainability Report and Progress on Sustainability Strategy - reports

Colgate-Palmolive Releases 2012 Sustainability Report and Progress on Sustainability Strategy.

British Land publishes Corporate Responsibility Report 2012 - reports

Managing environmental, economic and social impacts is central to the way British Land does business and to delivering value for its shareholders. This year, more than ever, the company has...

Reckitt Benckiser announces Carbon20 results and publishes 2011 Sustainability Report - reports

Reckitt Benckiser, a world leader in health, hygiene and home products, has achieved a remarkable 21% improvement in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions per dose since 2007 – beating its 2020...

Coca-Cola Enterprises has published its 2011/2012 CR and Sustainability Report - reports

Coca-Cola Enterprises released its seventh company-wide Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) report: “How can a drink build a more sustainable tomorrow?”

Centrica’s 2011 Corporate Responsibility performance reporting - reports

You can now find out how Centrica is progressing against its ambition to be the most trusted energy company by visiting the Centrica reporting hub.

Abbott release 2011 Global Citizenship Report - reports

Global health care company Abbott today released its 2011 Global Citizenship Report. The report demonstrates how the company applies its business acumen, scientific expertise, resources and...

Mondi Sustainable Development Report 2011 - reports

Mondi, the international paper and packaging group, is pleased to announce its 2011 sustainable development report.  The report highlights the progress that the Group has made in 2011...

Caesars Entertainment publish Sustainability report - reports

Caesars Entertainment’s 2010-2011 Sustainability Report covers calendar 2010 and the first half of 2011. It is both the company’s and the casino-entertainment and hospitality industry’s second...

Go-Ahead publishes eleventh Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Go-Ahead's new CR report reveals a significant fall in carbon emissions and a big increase in passenger numbers.

E.ON UK publishes 'Our Responsibilities' report 2010 - reports

E.ON generate electricity for UK homes and businesses, supply power and gas to millions of people across the country, and are part of one of the world's largest investor-owned energy companies....

UPS publishes new Sustainability Report - reports

In 2010, UPS reduced fuel use per package 3.3 percent and avoided driving 3.5 million miles, but increased package volume by 1.8 percent. The shipping giant attributed its accomplishments in...

Crest Nicholson publishes 2010 Sustainability Report - reports

UK developer Crest Nicholson has published its full 2010 Sustainability Report. This 9th annual Sustainability Report presents progress towards effectively balancing economic, environmental and...

Vodafone Group publishes Sustainability Report 2011 - reports

Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) publishes its Sustainability Report 2011. The report provides an overview of Vodafone's strategy and performance across 24 markets, and how it is performing against its...

M&S publish their 2011 How We Do Business report - reports

Following the fourth year of Plan A, M&S today publishes its 2011 How We Do Business Report with progress updates on all 180 of its Plan A commitments. With a year to go until the...

Sustainability Evolved: Embedding ESG Performance in Corporate Valuation - calendar

Short-term profits at the expense of long-term sustainability is one of the main drivers of the recession, the occupy Wall Street movement, and the subject of political debate on Capitol Hill....

Abbott Publishes 2010 Global Citizenship Report - reports

Global health care company Abbott has published its 2010 Global Citizenship Report

Centrica publishes 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Browse Centrica's 2010 corporate responsibility report Find out how Centrica is striving to become the most trusted energy company, leading the move to a low carbon future.

Abbott Publishes 2009 Global Citizenship Report - reports

Global health care company Abbott has published its 2009 Global Citizenship Report. The report demonstrates how Abbott is applying its expertise in science, public health, technology and...

Sustainable Development - calendar

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John Lewis Partnership publishes 2010 CSR Report - reports

This week sees the publication of the John Lewis Partnership's 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report.

Lloyds Banking Group publish latest CR report - reports

Lloyds Banking Group has published its latest corporate responsibility report. It is the new Group's first CR report, setting out how it is delivering on its obligations to its key stakeholders,...

STMicroelectronics publishes its 13th CR Report - reports

STMicroelectronics has published its 13th Corporate Responsibility Report, for 2009. The report illustrates how ST creates value for its stakeholders through its culture of Sustainable...

Green IT Expo 2010 - calendar

Spiralling energy prices, new reporting requirements, increasing political pressure and growing consumer awareness are rapidly becoming key factors in the changing socio-economic landscape....

British Land publishes its 2010 CR Report - reports

British Land has published its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report.  The real estate investment company achieved new levels of transparency, with GRI Index B+, additional performance data...

Marks & Spencer launch 2010 How We Do Business Report - reports

Three years on from the launch of Plan A, Marks & Spencer is providing a progress bulletin for its stakeholders in its 2010 How We Do Business Report

CRC Energy Efficiency Summit - calendar

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) is the UK’s first mandatory energy savings and carbon trading scheme targeting emissions from public and private sector groups. Organisations with half-hourly...

E.ON AG launches 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

The world's energy appetite is expected to rise by 40 per cent between now and 2030, and meeting this added demand without supply interruptions will be a big challenge. It will drive up the...

H&M releases “Style & Substance” Sustainability Report 2009 - reports

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB, the Swedish fashion retailer, has published "Style & Substance", its sustainability report for 2009.

Friends Provident Launches its 2009 Corporate Responsibility Review - reports

Titled Growing Responsibly, the report outlines the main social and environmental issues facing the UK-based life and pensions group, which has 2.8m policyholders.

L'Oreal publishes its 2008 report - reports

Cosmetics company L'Oréal has published its 2008 Sustainable Development Report.

Marks & Spencer publishes 2009 How We Do Business Report - reports

In its 125th year, the latest M&S sustainability report updates progress against its 100 Plan A commitments which were launched in January 2007. As the company nears the halfway point of the...

British Land Publishes 2008/09 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

British Land has published its Corporate Responsibility Report 2008/09

Barclays has released its 2008 Corporate Sustainability Report - reports

Barclays has released its 2008 Corporate Sustainability Report which is focused on sustainability performance, with reporting centred around five strategic themes.

An announcement from Lloyds TSB - reports

Lloyds TSB, the banking and insurance group, continues its multi-channel reporting to ensure it meets the differing needs of its audiences.

Carbon Forum America - calendar

The Carbon Market in America Carbon Trading is one of the fastest growing specialties in the financial service industry and is estimated to grow from $30 billion to $1 trillion in the next...

Green Retail 08 - calendar

Green Retail is a conference devoted to addressing issues of sustainability in the retail sector. Carefully selected industry experts will give your company hands on approaches to how you can...

Climate Change - calendar

This course will look at the whole picture and explore the causes and consequences of climate change. It will show how innovative political solutions at the global level must work hand in hand...

Can you grow shareholder value while reducing your carbon emissions? - reports

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) is committed to cutting its total greenhouse gas emissions by three per cent every year until 2010, independent of organic growth. Over the past decade UTC...

Tetra Pak aligns its environmental goals with Paris Climate Agreement - bestpractice

Former UK Education Secretary Michael Gove’s assertion that “people have had enough of experts” came to symbolise last summer’s Brexit referendum debates. But when it...

SABIC finds profit in good practice - bestpractice

The Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) cuts carbon emissions by recycle CO2. Miranda Ingram reports…    Global petrochemical giant SABIC is celebrating...

Acquiring a taste for the circular economy - bestpractice

Food waste is a growing scandal which now has the public’s full attention. In the United States and much of Western Europe, food scraps constitute around 19% of the waste dumped in...

A new lease of life for sustainability - bestpractice

Singapore-based property and hotel conglomerate, City Developments Ltd (CDL), has been leading the way in environmentally-responsible real estate since the mid-1990s when it adopted its...

Drinking in sustainability - bestpractice

With its trailblazing achievements - Coca-Cola HBC (CCHBC) was named the industry leader amongst beverage companies in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (both World and Europe) and...

Drinking in sustainability - bestpractice

With its trailblazing achievements - Coca-Cola HBC (CCHBC) was named the industry leader amongst beverage companies in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (both World and Europe) and...

Drinking in sustainability - bestpractice

With its trailblazing achievements - Coca-Cola HBC (CCHBC) was named the industry leader amongst beverage companies in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (both World and Europe) and...

World's first guide to carbon offset providers published by CR consultancy Context - reports

Corporate responsibility strategy and communications consultancy Context has published the world's first guide to carbon offset providers and advisers.

Ambitious targets no flight of fancy for Heathrow - bestpractice

It may be Europe’s busiest airport – the second busiest two-runway airport in the world in fact – but Heathrow has some pretty ambitious targets when it comes to the...

Building up a greener real estate industry - bestpractice

The Republic of Singapore is a highly urbanised state and much of its original vegetation has disappeared, though it still harbours a wide range of biodiversity. So, to preserve and improve its...

Cutting the carbon legacy - bestpractice

Altered environmental attitudes in the construction industry must be among the biggest changes seen in business. Today’s approach of the multinational Swedish construction company Skanska...

International Solar Cities Congress 2006 - calendar

The Congress will draw together experiences from the worlds of business, science, policy-making and urban communities – the four major stakeholders in Solar Cities. It is a unique opportunity to...

A winning formula built on trust and integrity - bestpractice

We live in a carbon-constrained world. While international and domestic legislation may move slowly, cities can act more quickly, implementing tangible changes towards the goal of sustainable...

Grow trust, keep it simple - bestpractice

Other than, perhaps, nuclear power stations and government arms depots, there can be few more regulated places to work than an airport. Everything from aircraft parking charges to incentives on...

A sustainable Olympic legacy for London - bestpractice

Promoting itself as the world’s first sustainable Olympics, the London Games organisers have had to think hard about their corporate partners, especially since 2012 will inevitably include...

incentivizing change - bestpractice

National Grid's vision statement leaves little room for ambiguity. The UK-based power company has set its sights on no lesser challenge than 'safeguarding our global environment for future...

thinking about energy - bestpractice

From a climate change perspective, no form of transport that relies on fossil fuels is a good idea. In the UK, one third of greenhouse gas emissions derive from the transport sector alone. The bulk...

signing up for change - bestpractice

Despite tough economic conditions, climate change remains high on the agenda for most corporate boards. But the problem facing many companies is how to engage and involve suppliers in measuring,...

British Energy publishes Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2007/08 - reports

British Energy's fifth Corporate Social Responsibility Report focuses on the theme of commitment and how this is demonstrated across its operations.

bearing fruit - bestpractice

Diners at the Bluewater retail park in Dartford, UK, could be forgiven for executing a double take as they eat. Beside the food court sits an unusual vending machine. Instead of dispensing bottled...

fuelling the debate - bestpractice

Cement is an energy intensive business that is responsible for five per cent of all man-made carbon dioxide emissions. It’s not hard to see why: to make it you need to heat a kiln to almost 1500...

L'Oréal releases its 2007 Sustainable Development Report - reports

Cosmetics company L'Oréal has published its 2007 Sustainable Development Report.

Marks & Spencer releases its fifth annual CR Report - reports

Leading UK retailer, Marks & Spencer has published its fifth annual CR Report- How We Do Business 2008.

reaching for the sky - bestpractice

Whatever your take on modern urban architecture, you can’t help but be impressed with HSBC’s new headquarters in Mexico City. Four years in the making, its 36 floors of glistening steel and glass...

putting the customer first - bestpractice

As an integrated energy group, Centrica – owner of British Gas and operator of gas and electricity assets – knows that global warming is a huge challenge to its business. But as an energy...

thinking outside the box - bestpractice

As a packaging company, Tetra Pak UK is subject to consumer and regulatory pressure on its environmental record. It has therefore put in place measures to reduce its overall impact on the...

The Go-Ahead Group's 7th Environmental & Social Report - reports

The Go-Ahead Group plc publishes its seventh Environmental & Social Report.

Camelot's eighth Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Camelot, operator of the UK National Lottery, has just published its eighth Corporate Responsibility Report.

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