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John Deere offers all-electric tractor to curb pollution - news

By Brian Collett — An all-electric tractor has been designed that could eventually cut pollution from farming by leaps and bounds.   John Deere, the Illinois-based maker of...

Online database brings transparency to mutual funds’ holdings in palm oil - news

by Brian Collett — An online database has been set up to show the global mutual funds with holdings in palm oil agriculture, today’s fastest-growing cause of rainforest destruction....

The other “B” word — not Brexit or Boris, but British bees - news

by Sangeeta Haindl —  Organic food UK home delivery service Abel & Cole has welcomed 60,000 honeybees to its offices in Wimbledon as part of its commitment to educating people...

A measurable impact - news

by Frank E. Celli, CEO, BioHiTech Global   Each year, an estimated 133 billion pounds of food that farmers grow never makes it to our plates. Tons of it ends up in landfills, where...

Primark extends partnership to support 10,000 women smallholders in India - news

To coincide with International Women’s Day, Primark is announcing a six-year extension of the Primark Sustainable Cotton Programme. The initiative is a partnership with CottonConnect and...

Global coalition comes together to change the future of protein - news

A group of international businesses and NGOs have joined to form The Protein Challenge 2040, a first collaboration across the protein system. Facilitated by Forum for the Future, a...

East Capital’s China environmental strategy whets ‘clean-tech’ appetite - news

East Capital, an emerging and frontier markets specialist headquartered in Stockholm that actively manages €2.1bn of assets in public and private equity as well as real estate, transitioned...

Japan to help develop smart cities in India - news

A Japanese research institute is partnering with an Indian technology institute to share its ideas on how to make Indian cities ‘smart’ and also take back Indian cultural ideas in an...

BLOG: After COP21, what next for rainforests? - news

COP21 may be over, but on the rainforest front the work is just beginning, writes Claire Raisin, Director Size of Wales Rainforests are vital when it comes to preventing, and...

Mars to collaborate with Tata Trusts on food safety in India - news

Food giant Mars and Tata Trusts, the philanthropic coalition, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to advance agriculture development, address malnutrition, and...

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...

Stricter compliance policies required to end forced labour - news

Around the globe, desperate and poor people are still being sold or forced into slavery. Whether in fishing, agriculture, construction or other work, these men, women and children are ending up...

Putting the sparkle back into sustainable luxury? - news

As part of its ongoing Journey to Sustainable Luxury project, Chopard, the Swiss luxury watch, jewellery and accessories company, recently teamed up with Eco Age, a brand consultancy that helps...

Driving a wedge between consumers and green debate - news

As if it wasn’t hard enough convincing consumers to become greener drivers – stop that idling engine while you close the garage doors, slow down using your gears only fool! –...

The circular economy : why it’s a global sustainability priority - news

In the past few years, rising global sustainability developments have paved the way for surging numbers of corporate commitments and more decisive action by national governments. Even if...

Fujitsu scoops Responsible Business of the Year 2015 at BITC awards - news

Global technology giant Fujitsu picked up the most prestigious award at this year’s Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards winning the title of overall Responsible...

Tales of the riverbank: WWF-UK, Coke and CCE in eco-partnership - news

WWF-UK, Coca-Coca Great Britain (CCGB) and Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) are partnering to help ensure a thriving future for England’s rivers. The partnership will see the three...

Fujitsu scoops Responsible Business of the Year 2015 at BITC awards - news

Global technology giant Fujitsu scooped the title of Responsible Business of the Year 2015 at this year’s Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards. Taking over the...

New benchmark to gauge corporate performance in human rights - news

A group of investors, an NGO, a think tank and an investor research agency, have launched a project to rank companies on their human rights performance. A total of 500 of the top global...

US govt turning blind eye to supply chain human rights - news

The US government – the largest single purchaser in the global economy – is turning a blind eye to harms caused by its procurement laws and practices, including human rights...

West Side Story - news

Why are so many human beings still being bought and sold? And why is ‘the land of opportunity’ not immune? Indeed, the problem is rife in the sunshine state of California. Andrew...

Unilever brews up new sustainable tea crop study - news

Unilever is initiating a major scientific study to evaluate the environmental and economic feasibility of applying biological or non-pesticide methods for plant protection of tea crops in India....

Conversation and collaboration – the key to reducing alcohol-related harm? - news

Roland Pirmez, president, HEINEKEN, Asia Pacific explains why the promotion of responsible drinking is key to the beer giant's sustainable future One of the most common...

Government called to examine UK pension funds’ ‘land grab’ investments - news

UK pension funds and asset man-agement companies including British Airways Pension Fund, Legal & General, Scottish Widows Investment Partnership and Aviva Investors could potentially have...

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...

Food Tank and GFAR partner to support women farmers - news

Food Tank and The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) are to partner to raise awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by smallholders as well as help identify ways to...

RPC packs some punch for Save Food campaign - news

The rigid plastic packaging manufacturer, RPC Group, has signed up to the Save Food initiative, a joint campaign organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and...

Socially responsible investment prognosis set positive for 2014 - news

The year 2014 is “unlikely to see the spectacular equity returns” enjoyed during 2013, but it will be a year in which assets in a logical manner can be managed, according to Amy...

Philippines in spotlight over workplace safety regulations - news

Employers in the Philippines have been urged to observe strictly the country’s work health and safety standards after a report that the annual number of occupational injuries had risen to...

IFAD and Unilever sign first global PPP agreement - news

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and consumer goods giant Unilever have signed a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement aimed at helping to improve the livelihoods...

BASF wins research award - news

Animal-friendly… BASF has been awarded the “32nd Research Prize for the promotion of methodological work aimed at reducing and replacing animal experimentation” in Berlin....

Responsible cotton supply chain boosted by Cotton Leads - news

Cotton Leads is a new joint programme initiated by the Australian and American cotton industries to promote awareness among retailers, brands and manufacturers of responsible cotton production...

Tesco set to cultivate new generation of farmers - news

Supermarket titan Tesco has launched the Future Farm Foundation to support the next generation of British farmers. Tesco says the rationale behind the move is to help bright, talented,...

M&S branches out to keep 1m trees standing - news

British high street retail chain Marks & Spencer (M&S) has signed a partnership with UK-based rainforest protection charity Cool Earth to protect 5,000 acres of rainforest. Through...

Anaerobic digestion sites driving UK organics recycling industry growth - news

Anaerobic digestion (AD) continues to drive growth in the UK organics recycling industry, according to the latest sector survey published by WRAP. WRAP’s comprehensive study of the sector...

World Food Prize goes to Mary-Dell Chilton - news

Syngenta Biotechnology founder and Distinguished Science Fellow Mary-Dell Chilton, PhD, received the 2013 World Food Prize along with two other distinguished scientists. The $250,000 World...

General Mills makes strides in sustainable sourcing - news

American food company General Mills is continuing to make strides in sustainable sourcing with a new $1.1m programme aimed at helping smallholder artichoke farmers in Peru. The Betty...

Unilever backs sustainability innovation programme - news

Global FMCG giant Unilever is backing a new international awards programme designed to inspire young people around the world to tackle environmental, social and health issues. In partnership...

Biotech companies unite to combat GMO opposition - news

A group of biotech companies have launched an online forum to combat mounting opposition to genetically modified foods. GMO Answers.com is funded by the members of The Council for...

Unilever backs sustainability innovation programme - news

Global FMCG giant Unilever is backing a new international awards programme designed to inspire young people around the world to tackle environmental, social and health issues. In partnership...

Sierra Leone land grab fuels poverty - news

The rush for farmland by foreign investors engaged in industrial-scale plantation agriculture in Sierra Leone has increased poverty and food shortages among communities who have lost their...

Call for halt to industrial plantations in Sierra Leone - news

The push for farmland by foreign investors engaged in industrial-scale plantation agriculture in Sierra Leone has increased poverty and food shortages among communities who have lost their...

“Days of making a return or a difference now over” - news

“The days of making a return or making a difference are over,” Justine Greening, Britain’s secretary of state for international development, told delegates at the recent FT/IFC...

Chemical contamination still issue for Environment Agency - news

New chemicals used by manufacturers, along with their products, are bringing fresh health risks, even though European environmental policies have reduced contamination in air, water and food,...

“Days of making a return or a difference now over” - news

“The days of making a return or making a difference are over,” Justine Greening, Britain’s secretary of state for international development, told delegates at the recent FT/IFC...

Unilever makes sustainable sourcing headway - news

Anglo Dutch fmcg giant Unilever is now sourcing more than a third of its agricultural raw materials sustainably, having made significant progress towards its target of 100% by 2020. With...

Employment provides “much more than just wage packet” in rural communities - news

Independence was the greatest benefit from employment stated by working women surveyed in Africa and Asia. Altogether 36% said independence accompanied by choices was the most valued aspect,...

Small-scale mining needs sustainability focus too - news

A sustainability research body has started a campaign to raise awareness of artisanal and small-scale mining and to ensure that the industry improves lives and safeguards local environments....

Intensive farming proves factor in loss of Cambodia grasslands - news

Around half of Cambodia’s tropical flooded grasslands have been lost in just 10 years according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UAE). The seasonally flooded...

Nestlé launches 'shared value' award - news

Nestlé has launched an award worth CHF500,000 (£353,000, €408,000, $531,000) for projects which have ‘created shared value’ through innovative, commercially viable...

Meat debate turns towards traceability and regulation - news

The controversy over horsemeat in Europe has brought a key corporate responsibility principle to the fore – supply chain management. The horsemeat found in some processed beef...

Sustainability principles drive New Zealand’s farming power house - news

Farmland is an inflation-proof, defensive asset that has performed well during periods of stagflation. The farming business is also, by definition, inextricably linked with sustainability,...

Burmese farmers speak out - news

Conflicts over land are emerging across Burma, with farmers’ protests becoming common, sparking publication last month of a letter of solidarity from Focus on the Global South opposing...

Industries in scrap for water supplies - news

Energy companies have been accused of unfairly competing against US farmers for water during the country's worst drought since 1936, with oil, gas and biofuel operations particularly singled...

Fishing fleets to keep within sustainable limits by 2020 - news

At the latest meeting of the EU’s Agriculture & Fisheries Council, it was decided that member states’ fishing fleets should aim to keep catches within sustainable limits by 2020...

Inspectors needed to lead ‘fight against forced labour’ - news

International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates have put the numbers in forced labour in EU member states at 880,000. Of these, 30% are thought to be subject to forced sexual...

Glynwood appoints Frith as president - news

Kathleen Frith has been appointed president of Glynwood, one of the leading sustainable agriculture and food organisations in the US. Glynwood’s aim is to save farming by strengthening...

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...

UN endorses ‘historic breakthrough’ on land access rights - news

The UN’s food security working group has endorsed landmark global guidelines to safeguard access-to-land rights for people in developing countries. The Voluntary Guidelines on the...

AfricaSIF sets out to bridge the reality deficit for foreign investors - news

Africa has become a destination for investment, but many misconceptions remain about the continent, particularly in developed markets. Graham Sinclair and Miles Mudzviti, of the newly-formed...

R&D in agriculture proves hot potato - news

The UK government has launched a £7m initiative in fruit and vegetable research. The new Horticulture & Potato Initiative, to be undertaken by the state-funded Biotechnology &...

ConcocoPhilips reaches out-of-court settlement - news

ConocoPhillips and the China National Offshore Oil Corporation have agreed an out-of-court settlement of 1bn yuan ($160m, €120m, £100m) with the Chinese agriculture ministry over...

Ten years and counting on broadening demand for ESG investment tools - news

The FTSE4Good index was launched a decade ago, but its senior executive Tony Campos tells Mike Scott that ESG-driven investments are set to break out of their niche It’s been ten...

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...

Foundations’ $25m to boost agricultural performance in drought-hit east Africa - news

A group of US ‘impact investors’ have pledged $25m to develop sustainable agribusinesses in east Africa in response to drought and famine in the region. Foundations including JP...

Coffee maker optimistic that it will reach targets - news

Global coffee business Nespresso has announced ‘strong progress’ towards its 2013 sustainability targets, two years after launching an ‘ecolaboration’ programme that aims...

Investors target 25 firms over human trafficking - news

A coalition of institutional investors has sent a statement to 25 companies asking them to give top priority to the eradication of human trafficking and ‘modern-day slavery’ in their...

Kellogg’s plumps for palm oil offsetting - news

The world’s largest cereal manufacturer has bought offset certificates in a new ‘palm oil trading’ scheme, citing the present unavailability of sustainable palm oil for use in...

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

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

State-sponsored body promotes ethical buying - news

An influential inter-governmental organization with 127 member states has begun a ‘buy responsibly’ campaign to persuade global consumers to think more about the ethics behind the...

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....

The new fund in the market for sustainable farms - news

While the stability of agricultural products comes evermore into question, Agro-Ecological is already treating sustainable farming as an asset class. Mike Scott speaks to the fund’s...

dairy giant brings in new code - news

The multinational dairy business FrieslandCampina is reinforcing its CSR commitments with a code of conduct based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The code pledges the company, among...

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...

Nestle bows to pressure on rainforest products - news

Nestle is to stop using products from sources that contribute to rainforest destruction, after a campaign against its use of palm oil linked to deforestation. The food giant will identify...

A look at CSR’s continental shift - news

CSR Europe has produced a new guide on the state of corporate responsibility in Europe. Here  EP summarises some of its conclusions about the progress – or lack of it – being...

The secret behind Plan A: hard work and branding - news

Mike Barry, head of sustainable business at Marks & Spencer, talks to EP about the successes – and tribulations – associated with the retail chain’s ambitious CSR...

Huge wealth fund will press business on water - news

One of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds has announced that it will start pressuring companies with high water-related risks to report on their progress on the issue. The...

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...

Chiquita goes for ethical pineapples - news

Chiquita has announced that all its pineapples will soon become Rainforest Alliance-certified. The fruit multinational, which sources pineapples from Panama and Costa Rica, will certify 90...

Jupiter moves into China - news

Jupiter, the UK fund management consultancy, has set up an investment company to cover China. Jupiter China Sustainable Growth, to be managed by Jupiter’s China fund manager Philip...

Indonesia gets palm oil project - news

Oil palm companies in Indonesia are being encouraged to start new plantations on degraded soil instead of cleared forest land. In the same project the World Resources Institute (WRI), a US-based...

New code tells firms how to treat migrant workers - news

British companies have been offered a voluntary code of practice on employing migrant workers. The eight-page document comes from Business in the Community, which wants all employers of migrant...

Mobile firm aims to be catalyst on poverty goals - news

Ericsson has pledged to play a leading role in raising awareness of the millennium development goals (MDGs) in the worldwide telecommunications industry. The Swedish mobile phone company...

BP makes pledges in Indonesia - news

BP has committed itself to support local education for the next ten years in an area affected by its Tangguh liquefied natural gas project at Bintuni Bay in West Papua, Indonesia. Education...

Cocoa board will monitor child labour - news

An independent body has been formed to curb child labour in the West African cocoa sector. The Cocoa Verification Board, set up by the US non-profit organization Verite with the support of...

companies ‘need to improve’ on indigenous rights - news

Seven large companies have been said in a new study to be doing too little to protect indigenous peoples’ rights. Indigenous Rights, Indigenous Wrongs: Risks for Resource Sectors explores the...

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...

corporate world must adopt principled stance on migration - news

Enlightened self-interest should spur business support for migrants, argue Mary Robinson and Aron Cramer For the business community, labour migration has become a pressing question that...

sugar cane sector decides to lay down ground rules - news

Sugar cane growers, processors and food companies are to draw up social and environmental ‘principles and criteria’ with a view to reducing the industry’s impact. The move has partly been...

mining company hits back over Philippines claims - news

One of the main mining companies operating in the Philippines has rejected trenchant allegations made in an international report that the industry has brought environmental disaster and murder to...

BT and Cisco help Indian farmers - news

A telephone-based service offering agricultural and veterinary information to farmers in India has been set up by BT, Cisco and the OneWorld charity as part of the United Nations’ Millennium...

Asia tea producers ‘fall short on CSR’ - news

The tea sector in Asia still has a ‘grim’ record on observing accepted workplace standards, according to a new study. The survey, by the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN), found a ‘sad...

retailers 'need patience' - news

Food retailers need to persevere with sourcing from small farmers in developing countries even if the farmers are not complying with ethical guidelines, the Ethical Trading Initiative has said....

mining group offers support to local businesses - news

Newmont, the mining group previously accused of causing environmental damage, is helping an Indonesian fishery company to build a processing plant and an ice factory providing cheaper and better...

US flower sector starts work on eco-label idea - news

The $16billion (£8.8bn) flower industry in the US began to develop a domestic sustainability standard last month with the introduction of the country's first eco-label for floral products. The...

tobacco firms test water with project to counter child labour - news

The tobacco industry has begun a pilot programme to eliminate child labour in parts of the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan. The two-year $170,000 (£91,000) project, to be run by the...

gang labour law aids retailers - news

A regulatory body formed by the UK government is expected to allay retailers’ worries about risks to their reputation resulting from the use of unregulated gang labour by suppliers. The...

Cadbury’s offers helping hand to cocoa farms - news

Cadbury Schweppes is to attempt to boost the incomes of Ghana’s cocoa farmers through a partnership with two civil society groups. The three organizations will improve wildlife habitats as a...

'Ethical standards are affordable' by Chris Collinson - news

From the Principal Scientist of the Natural Resources and Ethical Trade programme at the Natural Resources Institute As the author of the reports that provided most of the material for Ethical...

Smart Alliance: How a global corporation and environmental activists transformed a tarnished brand - news

By J. Gary Taylor and Patricia J. Scharlin Yale University Press. 278 pages $30 hardback There have been some brief accounts of partnerships between companies and...

cocoa firms set up schools to fight child labour in Africa - news

Field schools for West African cocoa farmers have been started by international cocoa and chocolate manufacturers to combat child labour. A coalition of companies and...

coffee traders offer assistance - news

The world’s two largest coffee trading groups are to work with the Rainforest Alliance to improve the social and environmental performance of their suppliers. Neumann...

inbrief - news

Adele Simmons will become chair in September of the US-based Fair Labor Association, which monitors workplace standards at suppliers of multinational companies. Simmons, a...

sugar firms create code - news

The European sugar industry has agreed a set of minimum standards on corporate social responsibility. The voluntary standards, enshrined in a code of conduct that will...

GRI comes up with Aids guide - news

Draft guidance on how companies can best report their policies and performance on HIV and Aids has been issued by the Global Reporting Initiative. The guidance has...

winegrowers draw up ethical code - news

The Californian wine industry has introduced a code of social and environmental conduct. The voluntary ‘code of sustainable wine-growing practices’ is accompanied by...

child labour findings spur firms into action - news

Around 284,000 child labourers work in hazardous conditions on West African cocoa farms supplying western chocolate manufacturers, a study of the industry has found....

the changing debate ten years on from Rio - news

Business will play a major role in the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, with partnership and accountability emerging as key themes At the 1992...

tobacco firm enters CSR arena - news

British American Tobacco will begin the process of publishing no fewer than 13 different social reports this month as it becomes the first cigarette manufacturer to enter the...

inbrief - news

Former US secretary of agriculture Daniel Glickman is to chair the Fair Labor Association, the non-profit body which provides social auditing services for companies monitoring...

chocolate firms begin assault on slave labour - news

Chocolate manufacturers in Europe and the US have come together to produce a strategy to tackle child slave labour in the West African cocoa industry. The strategy...

GRI guidance review gains momentum - news

Thirty-one companies from ten countries have completed a six-month review of the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines. The companies volunteered to take part in the...

troubled Iceland begins rethink on social issues - news

The frozen food retailer Iceland is to re-examine its social responsibility measures in the wake of a boardroom shake-up that has seen the company scrap its organics-only...

export credits given new ethical screen - news

A new regime to assess the social and environmental impact of British business projects abroad is being piloted by the UK government’s Export Credits Guarantee Department...

social fund makes its first move - news

A $10million venture capital fund set up to invest in ‘environment-friendly’ Latin American and Caribbean businesses has made its first investment. The EcoEnterprises Fund,...

food manufacturers move away from GM ingredients - news

Almost all of the UK’s leading food manufacturers have removed or are removing genetically modified ingredients from their food products, according to a new survey. A Friends of...

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U.S. Dairy Industry Plays a Leading Role to Build a More Resilient, Sustainable Food System - reports

Through a shared commitment, U.S. dairy farmers, importers and businesses work together to provide people with the nutritious dairy products they want, in a way that is improving the social,...

ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14004:2015 Update: Final Versions Issued - reports

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS...

New Sustainability Webinar Series from SGS - reports

The Webinar Series is composed of webinars which are designed to help organizations succeed in developing winning sustainability strategies and to support them in every step during the...

ICL publishes 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

ICL has been publishing full Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reports since 2010. This fifth report takes a major step forward in its process of building a strong tradition of CSR activities...

Bayer publishes second integrated Annual Report - reports

Bayer has published its Annual Report 2014. For the second time, since 2013, the Germany-based multinational with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech...

Nestlé SA and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) invite you to the live webcast of the 2014 Shared Value Global Forum: - reports

“Changing Role of Business in Society” Thursday, 9 October 2014 9:00 A.M.- 6:00 P.M. (CEST)   Join the webcast!

PepsiCo Releases 2013 Sustainability and GRI Reports - reports

PepsiCo, the global food and beverage company with brands like Frito-Lay, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana, has released its 2013 Corporate Sustainability and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)...

ICL's 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

ICL’s tradition of reporting, which began in 2006, continues to develop and improve every year, demonstrating the comprehensive operational strategy for sustainability and corporate...

Orange, a committed operator in a changing world, publishes its 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

As a leading telecoms operator in over 30 countries serving 236m customers, Orange is at the heart of society’s digital transformation. This privileged position gives the Group the...

Full 2013 “Nestlé in Society: Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments” report published - reports

Nestlé has published its full 2013 report. “Nestlé in Society:  Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments” has been prepared according to GRI’s...

Is the idea of a tobacco company for the 21st century a contradiction? - reports

This question and many more regarding British American Tobacco’s products, activities and the future of its business are addressed in its latest Sustainability Summary Report: ‘Value...

Bayer publishes first integrated report: Sustainability part of corporate strategy - reports

“We are convinced that we can only achieve lasting commercial success if we balance economic growth with ecological and social responsibility.” Dr Marijn Dekkers, ceo

Building Sustainable Agri-Supply Chains - Olam's CR&S Report - reports

Building Sustainable Supply Chains - agri-business Olam International's Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report

Creating Shared Value Global Forum 2014 - calendar

How can governments and civil society work with business to accelerate sustainable development? What could these partnerships look like? Join us on Thursday 9 October to discuss the...

RSPO European Summit - calendar

“Sustainable palm oil in Europe – Taking the market transformation to the next level”, RSPO European Summit, September 3rd, Berlin, Germany The production and...

8th ALCAS Conference on LCA and Carbon Footprinting - “Pathways to Greening Global Markets” - calendar

Life cycle assessment (LCA) has emerged in recent years as a vital tool in meeting the challenges of a greening market. LCA makes the link between production processes used to make products and...

Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture Workshop - calendar

Drawing on two decades’ experience working with companies such as Syngenta, Cadbury and Starbucks, this innovative one day training workshop will improve your understanding of biodiversity and...

World Sustainable Agriculture Congress 2012 - calendar

World Sustainable Agriculture Congress 2012 serves as the timely international meeting place bringing together businesses from across the entire food and agribusiness value chain to explore...

Nestlé launches 2010 Creating Shared Value report - reports

Nestlé has just published its latest Creating Shared Value (CSV) Report, which, this year, focuses on the company's contributions toward rural development.

Climate Finance 2010 - calendar

Attend this ground-breaking event for a full insight into the innovative tools being developed to deliver a dramatic increase in funding for low-carbon development.  Carbon markets play a...

Sustainable Agricultural Partnerships Summit - calendar

The food production industry is under significant pressure to adjust to the impacts of climate change, scarcity of natural resources, increasing population and changes of industry regulations. The...

Corporate Water Scarcity Risk Management - calendar

Corporate Water Scarcity Risk Management Summit brings together multi-national corporations, with complex international supply chains, to investigate new and innovative strategies to secure your...

Water Footprinting & Availability Risk Management 2010 - calendar

The first event to focus on practical solutions for assessing and managing water availability risk, within regional contexts (US and global) and specific to either agriculture or industrial...

Monsanto Releases 2008-09 CR and Sustainability Report - reports

Monsanto Company has released its 2008-2009 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

Ethical Sourcing Forum North America - calendar

Broaden your understanding of sustainable business practices currently transforming global supply chain practices by attending the Ethical Sourcing Forum and learn about models that are being...

Rabobank Group publishes Annual Sustainability Report 2006 - reports

The newly-published Rabobank Group Annual Sustainability Report 2006 focuses on climate change and the sustainability of production in food and agriculture.

Raising the bar for community impact - bestpractice

Founded in 1976 by royal decree and 70% government owned, Riyadh based SABIC is already one of the world’s largest petrochemical manufacturers with over 40,000 employees working in 50...

Turning biomass into the height of fashion - bestpractice

Steam is essential for clothing and textile giant Gildan, a constant - and hitherto costly - supply of steam to heat the company’s knitting, bleaching, dyeing, finishing and cutting...

Making a splash in water stewardship - bestpractice

It’s a good ten years since Nestlé chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe joined those who believe that, if nothing is done, we are likely to run out of water before we run out of oil....

Turning biomass into the height of fashion - bestpractice

Steam is essential for clothing and textile giant Gildan, a constant - and hitherto costly - supply of steam to heat the company’s knitting, bleaching, dyeing, finishing and cutting...

Creating shared values - bestpractice

Nestlé, the world’s largest food and nutrition company, has been involved in rural development in emerging countries since the 1920s. At that time, the Swiss giant built factories...

making inquiries - bestpractice

A decade ago, British American Tobacco found itself in a bind. Progress on key sustainability challenges was almost non-existent, the industry's image was faltering badly, and stakeholder trust in...

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