10 Years International Standard for social responsibility (ISO 26000)

The development of ISO 26000 was a standardization project of unusually large scope, representing an ambitious addition to a catalogue of standards addressing environmental management and sustainability. That journey began with ISO 14001, which further broadened the scope of ISO’s work from the industrial, technical and quality standards for which it’s best known. Wide participation was integral to the […] ... lees meer

Food companies offer ‘green’ products instead of building true resilience against climate crisis

Leading companies operating in the global food value chain are underestimating key environmental risks and ignoring opportunities for creating a more sustainable food system, according to a new report published today by global environmental non-profit CDP. The report, “Hungry for change,” analyzes the environmental disclosures of 504 companies involved in the production, processing and sale […] ... lees meer

FMCG multinationals could benefit more from the circular transition

In his Master’s thesis, Jelle Goos (Tilburg University) demonstrates the untapped potential of the circular economy within the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry. His supervisor Marjan Groen comments: “Jelle has drawn attention to important mechanisms that may help or hinder the circular transition. The story of circularity needs to be told from different perspectives, and […] ... lees meer

Wereldhave receives multiple recognitions for its CSR strategy

Wereldhave announces it has received multiple recognitions for various results of its CSR and sustainability program ‘A Better Tomorrow’, as well as approval for its future commitments. Wereldhave has been awarded the GRESB 5 Star rating for the seventh consecutive year. It again confirms the leading position Wereldhave takes in creating a more sustainable real […] ... lees meer

HEINEKEN, part of the Hydrogen revolution for sustainable transport

Transport accounts for 11% of the overall carbon footprint of HEINEKEN and, as a key pillar of the Brewing a Better World strategy, the company is committed to investing in innovative and sustainable solutions for its logistics. Together with a broad coalition of consumer goods companies, vehicle manufacturers, technology providers and truck operators, HEINEKEN announced […] ... lees meer

Sustainability Efforts Accelerating Despite Covid-19 Disruption

Just as companies were getting up to speed with their sustainability efforts, Covid-19 suddenly threatened their very survival. But the recent survey by Bain & Company of nearly 150 business leaders shows that sustainability remains high on most corporate agendas. Covid-19 has increased the importance of sustainability for nearly half of those executives interviewed, with […] ... lees meer

New report on circular bioeconomy highlights attractive untapped business opportunities and case studies to facilitate access to a circular bioeconomy model

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched a new report on the circular bioeconomy, titled “The business opportunity contributing to a sustainable world”. The circular bioeconomy addresses urgent environmental priorities and the report presents an estimated economic opportunity for bio-based products to complement or even substitute conventional ones worth USD $7.7 trillion by […] ... lees meer

Industry leaders Nestlé and JDE Peet’s join forces to launch nationwide coffee pod recycling scheme in the UK

Nestlé and Jacobs Douwe Egberts UK (JDE UK, part of the JDE Peet’s Group), the two biggest players in the UK coffee industry, covering brands including Nespresso, Nescafé Dolce Gusto and Tassimo, have joined forces to create Podback: a first of its kind recycling programme for coffee pods. Podback, a not-for-profit organisation, is the UK’s […] ... lees meer

Global businesses lack the skillset to deal with US$1 trillion climate problem

Global businesses are facing an era of unprecedented disruption and transformation as a direct result of climate change. The financial cost of climate risk, estimated to be upwards of US$1 trillion, poses a significant threat to businesses, and a joint survey of more than 500 director and C-suite executives from the world’s leading companies, conducted […] ... lees meer

Arcadis creates growth through acceleration of sustainable solutions

Arcadis, a Dutch based leading global Design & Consultancy organization for natural and built assets, expects growth opportunities due to increasing client demand driven by mega trends such as urbanization, climate change, digitalization and societal expectations.  By putting sustainability at the center of all client solutions, Arcadis will accelerate revenue growth and improve its operating […] ... lees meer

Business climate leaders launch international call to action against greenwashing

Greenwashing is detrimental to both business and the common effort to avert the climate crisis, claims Norwegian organization Skift, supported by over 200 companies. Their call to action is supported by other business networks, as well as former CEO of Unilever, Paul Polman, and the President of European Parliament Environment Committee, Pascal Canfin. “Responsible businesses worldwide need […] ... lees meer