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Nike unveils 'supply chain of the future' with new campus expansion

Global sportswear giant Nike has reiterated its commitment to promoting a closed-loop business model by unveiling the latest expansion of its 100% renewable European Logistics Campus, which aims to "maximise performance while minimising footprints".

Nike's 2015 Sustainable Business Report details strong progress against the company’s long-term environmental targets

Nike says 'just do it' to the circular economy

Sportswear giant Nike aims to build on progress made in its latest sustainability report by integrating the circular economy into its business strategy, after becoming the latest major brand to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as a global partner.

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.

ECAP will task retailers with encouraging consumers to buy less clothing

WRAP targets textile waste reductions across Europe

A new initiative launched has been launched by WRAP to reduce the carbon, water and waste footprints of the textiles industries across 11 European countries.

Primark joins 40 other brands as a member of the SAC, including Adidas, Nike, Burberry, Disney and Marks & Spencers

Primark strengthens supply chain sustainability

High-street retailer Primark has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) - a group of clothing businesses committed to improving the environmental and ethical impacts of their supply chain.

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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.

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.

More than 25 leading multinational companies are supporting the Collectively sustainability platform

Global brands unite for digital sustainability platform

Coca-Cola, Google and Nike are among a coalition of some of the world's biggest companies that are sponsoring a global digital platform which aims to drive behaviour change among millennials by making more sustainable living 'the new normal'.

Top 50 global green brands - the full list

Interbrand has named the top 50 'Best Global Green Brands' for 2014. We give you the run down below, and links to the latest sustainability activity that helped the leaders make the list.

Ford's portfolio includes five electric vehicles; two plug-in hybrids, two hybrids and one all-electric

Ford ranked top global green brand for 2014 as carmakers race ahead

Ford has taken the top spot from Toyota as the number one global green brand this year - with car makers claiming all top four positions - according to Interbrand's latest annual ranking table.

Ford aims to use tomato fibre to develop bioplastic material for its vehicles.

Ford and Heinz work together to develop waste tomato-based plastics

Car giant Ford Motor Company and food giant H.J. Heinz Company have announced that they are working together to explore the use of tomato fibres in developing bioplastic materials that can be used in vehicle manufacturing.

The official Adidas 'Brazuca' World Cup ball was found to contain high levels of 'toxic' chemicals

Adidas announces detox roadmap on eve of World Cup

Sportswear giant Adidas has unveiled details of a new 'roadmap' towards the elimination of hazardous chemicals from its products and supply chain, after being embroiled in a 'toxic scandal' ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

Peter Knight is Chairman of The Context Group

Water & Business: How to avoid the looming 'crisis'

In less than 16 years, the UN says that the demand for fresh water will outstrip supply by 40%. Businesses are acutely aware of the impending risks of managing with less water, but many are confused about exactly what to do, and where it should start. Peter Knight provides some clarity.

Hundreds of Greenpeace activists showed their support by taking part in a #DetoxWave at Mexico's iconic Azteca stadium

Adidas hits back at World Cup 'toxic scandal' report

Adidas has thrown off an investigation and subsequent protest from Greenpeace about the presence of dangerous chemicals in official World Cup merchandise.

The official Adidas 'Brazxuca' World Cup ball was found to contain high levels of NPEs

World Cup 2014: Greenpeace investigation reveals sportswear 'toxic scandal'

Global sportswear brands Adidas and Nike have been rapped by Greenpeace for producing football merchandise containing high levels of hazardous chemicals ahead of the 2012 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Nike aims to reduce its environmental impact

Nike unveils new lightweighting target for shoeboxes

Sportswear giant Nike has announced that it aims to reduce the weight of its shoeboxes by 10% by 2015 but has admitted that it will be difficult target to reach.

Lack of data is hampering efforts to drive sustainable fashion

Despite claims that the fashion industry is starting to adopt more sustainable practices, the majority of brands are failing to back this up with hard evidence, new research has shown.

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EXCLUSIVE: Adidas hits back at Greenpeace's 'manipulative report' on hazardous chemicals

Adidas has hit back at Greenpeace after the environmental group accused the brand, along with several other clothing companies, of using hazardous chemicals in children's clothes and shoes.

Hazardous chemicals being used by major clothes brands, investigation finds

An investigation has revealed that 'hazardous chemicals' are being used in children's clothes and shoes made by major brands including Adidas, Nike and Primark.

The five CSR trends to watch in 2014

New materials, genetically modified organisms, climate change adaptation, employee engagement and social entrepreneurs - these are the five trends most likely to keep sustainability professionals awake at night over the coming 12 months.

In addition to eliminating water use, Nike's ColorDry process reduces dyeing time by 40% and energy use by around 60%

Nike helps reshape dyeing industry with new waterfree facility

Nike has today opened a waterfree dyeing facility in Taiwan that eliminates the use of water and process chemicals from fabric dyeing.

Feedstocks such as sugarcane can be used to make plastics

Global brands link with WWF to form bioplastic alliance

Big consumer brands such as Nike, Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Coca-Cola and the conservation group WWF have launched the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance (BFA), which will promote the development of plant-based plastics.

VIDEO: Nike unveils sustainability app to help designers invent better

Nike has launched an app to enable designers and product creators to make informed decisions about the environmental impacts of the materials they choose.

ANALYSIS: England expects, but is sustainability coming home?

As Nike unveils the new England football kit ahead of tonight's friendly with the Republic of Ireland, the trend for integrating sustainability metrics into performance sportswear is fast accelerating.

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Nike and NASA seek to push boundaries of material optimisation

Nike has joined forces with NASA to explore new ways of pushing forward sustainable materials innovation in an initiative backed by US foreign ministries.

Nike revolutionises boot design with 3D printing debut

Nike has unveiled its first football boot incorporating a 3D printed plate in what it claims is an industry first.

O2 upcycles mobile phones into 'talking' shoes

O2 has made a fashion statement by unveiling a range of functional mobile phones built into vintage shoes as part of its Recycle campaign.

Levi's commits to reducing wastewater pollution

Levi Strauss will look to significantly reduce polluted wastewater from operations through its detoxifying drive.

Premiership stars back Nike's renewable football boots

Nike has unveiled its latest environmental low impact product - the GS2 football boot, constructed using a range of renewable plant-based and recycled materials.

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