Asda passes £1m carrier bag charge profits onto social enterprises
Asda will be investing £1.1m from its carrier bag charge into programmes aimed at developing social enterprises across Scotland and Wales.
Asda becomes first supermarket to show customer food waste savings
Asda customers have saved £57 a year on average after the supermarket chain launched a campaign to tackle domestic food waste.
Asda extends online best practice forum to save £50m across supply chains
Major retailer Asda will extend its online forum Sustain & Save Exchange to all of its food and drink suppliers with the aim of helping them reduce their environmental impact and make collective savings and investments of £50m across their supply chains by 2020.
Food waste: Focus must shift from supermarkets to supply chains
EXCLUSIVE: Food waste campaigners should stop 'beating up the supermarkets' and instead look further up the supply chain at the untapped redistribution potential of thousands of processors and manufacturers, Britain's largest food redistribution charity has said.
Asda puts UK's first supermarket wonky veg box on sale
The UK's first supermarket 'wonky vegetable' box went on sale on Friday, containing enough ugly potatoes and knobbly carrots to feed a family of four for an entire week for just £3.50.
Asda uses carrier bag charge to fund social enterprise scheme
Asda has used money it has generated from the carrier bag charge to fund a ground-breaking new scheme in Scotland which aims to increase the availability of supermarket products that have a positive social or environmental impact.
Hugh's war on food waste: Are supermarkets doing enough?
Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has gone to war on waste, with a new TV show highlighting the food waste caused by exacting supermarket standards. But the retailers have been quick to tell edie about the steps they're taking to tackle the problem.
UK supermarkets slash food waste by 20,000 tonnes
The UK's leading retailers have banded together to reduce supermarket food waste by 20,000 tonnes over the past year, according to a new report from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
Scotland's plastic bag charge sees usage drop by 80%
The number of plastic carrier bags handed out in Scottish shops has reduced by at least 650 million in the first year of the nation's 5p charge.
Britain's supermarkets step up deforestation efforts with WWF campaign
The 'Big Four' supermarkets, which together account for more than 70% of the UK's grocery market, have pledged to ensure that all timber and wood-based products will be sustainably-sourced by 2020.
Morrisons announces new partnership to tackle food waste
Supermarket chain Morrisons has announced it is working with charity FoodCycle to tackle UK poverty and food waste.
It's not easy being green, according to Britain's biggest consumer panel
Nine in 10 UK consumers care about 'being green', but the same number admit to throwing away food, according to a major new survey carried out by Asda.
'Social supermarket' unites with surplus charity unite to tackle food poverty
A new partnership between Community Shop and the charity Food Cycle is set to prevent even more food waste while providing social benefits to deprived areas.
Supermarkets take shared responsibility for food waste crackdown
The UK's three largest supermarket chains and the trade body which represents them have unanimously agreed that more collaboration is needed to redistribute more surplus food to charities.
A secure and resilient economy: Does the UK need an Office for Resource Management?
With the UK lagging behind other industrialised nations on resource security and productivity, several influential lobbies and think-tanks have called for a dedicated office to tackle the problem.
Green spaces add value to building projects, says UKGBC
Property developers can increase the value of their land by incorporating more parks, trees and green spaces into their projects, finds a new report from the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC).
Asda donates carrier bag charge to Scottish community projects
Asda has announced it will be donating £145,000 raised from the mandatory 5p charge for single-use carrier bags (SUCB) to community projects across Scotland through a new Community Capital scheme.
Supermarket food waste: Combined figures revealed for first time
The UK's seven major supermarkets contributed to just 1.3% of all food waste in 2013, according to new figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
Asda launches 'wonky veg' range to tackle food waste
Asda is collaborating with TV chef Jamie Oliver to reduce food waste by selling a new range of misshapen fruit and vegetables at reduced prices.
MPs urge food industry to increase surplus redistribution
A cross-party group of MPs has urged the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to set food retailers and manufacturers a target of doubling the proportion of surplus food they redistribute to food assistance providers and other voluntary organisations to help eliminate hunger.
Asda to rollout new smart meter technology
Asda has become the latest supermarket chain to make use of more advanced energy management software with a new monitoring system being implemented at 660 stores nationwide.
UN Climate Summit: The bold pledges business leaders want to see
Ahead of the UN Climate Summit in New York, environmental lobby organisation The Aldersgate Group gathered industry executives to find out what bold pledges they believe would close the emissions gap.
Water stress and climate change must be 'top priority' for businesses
Any businesses that isn't incorporating climate change adaption or water scarcity issues into its business strategy is taking a 'very great risk' in terms of its sustainability and resilience going forward.
Asda lands world's first sustainable seafood report
Fresh from reporting on the wide-ranging impacts of climate change on its supply chain, Asda has achieved a 'global first' by giving a full disclosure on how and where it sources its fish.
Top 10 World Cup Sustainability Facts
We bring you a run down of the top 10 sustainability facts you need to know about the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Flood defence funding 'at bare minimum'
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs committee (Efra) has urged Government to ensure flood protection takes priority over cost-cutting in its winter floods report published today (17 June).
Asda reveals impact of climate change on supply chain
Climate change is having a direct impact on 95% of fresh produce stocked in Asda stores, with food sourcing, processing and transportation all facing an growing threat from environmental issues.
Cross-sectoral cooperation key to managing water risk in retail sector
Retailers must widen their investment portfolio and look to engage with a broad range of stakeholder groups if they wish to secure future water supplies within their supply chains, new research suggests.
Asda supplier opens food waste AD plant
A leading supplier to supermarket chain Asda has this week opened a 1.5MW anaerobic digestion (AD) facility that will be fuelled by food waste from its operations.
An Economy That Works: Business alliance fronts green growth campaign
Asda, BT and M&S are among an alliance of businesses mounting further pressure on the Government to outline a credible growth strategy based on a low-carbon and resource efficient economy.
Walmart joins forces with multinational companies to develop recycling fund
US retail giant Walmart has brought together members of its supply chain with the aim of developing a $100m 'Closed Loop Fund' to improve the US' recycling record.
Supermarkets producing 'viable volumes' of surplus food that could go to charity, study finds
Retailers are producing "viable volumes" of surplus food that arise at the back of store which could be redistributed direct to charity and provide social benefit, according to new report from the Waste and Resources Action Programme(WRAP).
Supermarket giants sign up to new targets to slash food waste
The UK's biggest supermarket chains have committed to revealing the amount of food they throw away in a bid to cut food waste.
Asda cuts fleet emissions by adding 50 duel-fuel vehicles
Asda Logistics Services (ALS) is introducing 50 dual-fuel Volvo FM tractor units at its newly opened distribution centre in Avonmouth, Bristol, in an effort to reduce carbon emissions.
Tesco accused of carrying rubbish in food trucks to cut costs
Supermarket insists that move causes no risks to hygiene and that new routines are cutting carbon emissions
EXCLUSIVE: Retail sector acting as 'direct interface' for sustainability
The retail sector's leading position in driving sustainability is being strengthened by its role as a "direct interface" for customers, says Asda's Julian Walker-Palin.
Asda: sustainability through the eyes of the consumer
While others in the retail sector focus their sustainability strategies on products and supply chains, Asda claims it has created the only plan seeking to be built by its customers. Leigh Stringer finds out more
Bad news on bag use as consumption increases year-on-year
Progress on reducing the number of single-use carrier bags issued in the UK has stalled according to the latest figures from WRAP - in fact, last year saw an increase in usage.
Britain 'years ahead' with world's first 100% recycled plastic products
A British company has created the world's first rigid, food-safe products from 100% recycled plastic bottles, lids and milk cartons.
AD operators warned of future market risks
Turbulence in the anaerobic digestion market is a distinct possibility over the next three years as operators grapple with the marginal versus operational costs of running a plant.
Corrugated packaging proves popular in combating food waste
Corrugated packaging is playing a pivotal role in supply chain sustainability by reducing the amount of food waste, according to a leading trade body.
Brand leaders call on waste firms to 'grow up' and openly engage
Waste management companies need to adopt a more open approach to working with big business if greater supply chain efficiencies in resource management are to be realised.
ANALYSIS: 'I want to be sustainable, but life gets in the way'
As sustainability managers increasingly focus their efforts upstream of the value chain, unlocking the answers to consumer behavioural change is proving a tough nut to crack.
Asda expands sustainability scheme after £13m savings
Asda is planning to expand its sustainability collaboration programme, Sustain & Save Exchange, for its suppliers, after the supermarket announced that it saved £13m through sustainability innovations over the past year.
ASDA crunches carbon by nearly a fifth despite store growth
ASDA has reduced its overall carbon footprint by 17.7% since 2007 despite taking on 150 additional new stores during that timeframe.