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Place innovation at the core of supply chain management, says Mars

EXCLUSIVE: Innovation across every level of business is vital to improve the technology and partnerships necessary to enhance sustainable supply chain management, according to Mars Incorporated's global sustainability director.

Mars has achieved zero-waste-to-landfill status at all of its factories around the world, while Ford is now zero-waste-to-landfill at all of its manufacturing plants in Europe

Mars and Ford hit big zero-waste-to-landfill milestones

Multinational corporations Mars and Ford have announced zero-waste-to-landfill achievements across their respective factories in their latest sustainability reports.

The shift to 100% renewable electricity is the latest step on Mars’ ‘Sustainable in a Generation' programme

Mars shifts to 100% renewable electricity for UK operations

Mars Incorporated has committed to purchasing 100% renewable electricity to power all 12 of its UK factories as part of the company's vision to become carbon-neutral across its global operations by 2040.

RE100 projects that the current group of 53 signatories will reach an average of 80% renewable electricity by 2020

RE100 companies halfway to 100% renewable target

The 53 companies that have signed up to the RE100 pledge to source 100% renewable energy are on average, halfway to their goals, a new report by The Climate Group and CDP shows.

Kit Kat, which is part of the Nestlé Cocoa Plan, was certified was first certified by Fairtrade in the UK in 2013

Greener Kit Kats on the way as Nestlé achieves 100% sustainable cocoa

Nestlé Professional UK & Ireland has become the first major confectionary company in the hospitality and foodservice sector to source 100 certified sustainable cocoa for its chocolate and biscuits.

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Land Securities commits to 100% renewables

The UK's largest commercial property company has pledged to procure 100% renewable electricity by April 2016.

Mars global sustainability director Kevin Rabinovitch said the company was

Mars investigating internal carbon price

EXCLUSIVE: Global food giant Mars is considering adopting an internal price on carbon to help it prepare for future low-carbon policies.

Mars UK will become the first UK company to commit to Fairtrade's new Cocoa Sourcing Program

Fairtrade Mars Bars hit UK shelves

Mars Bars containing Fairtrade-certified cocoa have gone on sale in the UK and Ireland for the first time today.

It is the first time these organisations have joined forces publicly to call for action on climate change

Global food firms unite to demand climate action

The chief executives of 10 multinational food and beverage companies including Mars, Nestlé and Unilever have come together to urge political leaders to forge a robust climate deal in Paris this December.

The report says the 172 commitments made so far were inspired by three main factors: values, efficiency and competitiveness

172 businesses, regions and cities now have major decarbonisation targets

One hundred and seventy two major companies, cities and regions have now committed to 100% renewable energy or reducing emissions by 80-100%, new data has revealed.

General Mills made a commitment to sustainability, in 2013, to source its 10 priority ingredients from sustainable sources

Food giant General Mills announces 10-year plan to slash emissions by 28%

US food producer General Mills has announced that it aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across the entirety of its value chain in the next 10 years.

What I want from Paris: 21 climate leaders on COP21 - Part two

EXCLUSIVE: In the second of our two-part feature, sustainability leaders from the likes of Mars, Heineken and IKEA tell edie what they want to see from the Paris climate talks.

Green groups have contrasted the UK's approach with Obama's ambitious announcement

Obama's clean power action contrasts with 'small-minded' UK approach

Green groups have compared US President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan with the lack of UK Government action, claiming Prime Minister David Cameron needs to do more to meet climate change targets.

Mars’ Sustainable in a Generation plan aims to make the company completely fossil-fuel free by 2040

Mars slashes environmental impact with renewable energy surge

Global confectionary giant Mars has released its 2014 sustainability report, highlighted by a 54% year-on-year increase in the amount of renewable energy used by the company.

The efforts to slim down a text of around 90 pages into what could form the basis of a new global agreement on greenhouse gas emissions failed to make significant progress

Sluggish pace mars Bonn negotiations on text for Paris climate deal

Climate change negotiators meeting in Bonn on Thursday made slow progress as two weeks of talks drew to a close, with participants and civil society groups frustrated by the sluggish pace of forging a potential agreement.

Since the launch of its ethical and environmental 'Plan A' in 2007, M&S has lowered its carbon emissions by 19% and has become carbon neutral across its worldwide operations.

M&S joins 100% renewable energy initiative

Marks and Spencer has reaffirmed its commitment to 100% renewable energy, announcing today that it has joined RE100.

Unilever topped the list thanks to its top scores on climate and its treatment of workers and farmers

Worlds' most sustainable food and drink companies revealed by Oxfam

Unilever has finished first in Ofxam's 'Battle of the Brands' campaign which takes a look at the agricultural sourcing policies of the top 10 food and beverage companies.

Fifteen companies are publically targeting 100% renewable energy

Solar is energy of choice for businesses going 100% renewable

Solar PV is the most popular form of renewable energy among businesses while biomass generation offers the best return on investment, according to a new report from The Carbon Group and CDP.

A Mars lander generates propellant for the trip home. (NASA/Johnson)

Bringing Mars into the iron age

NASA scientists are developing ways to mine and process iron ore for energy production on Mars, creating technologies needed to support a human colony.

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