Sainsbury's boss clashes with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall over food waste management
Sainsbury's chief executive Mike Coupe has fended off a fresh wave of criticism from celebrity chef-turned-eco-warrior Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall about the "ridiculous system" of exacting cosmetic standards of the fruit and veg sold by Britain's supermarkets.
Sainsbury's freezes emissions with liquid nitrogen refrigerated engine
British supermarket chain Sainsbury's has become the first company in the world to trial a refrigerated delivery truck cooled by a liquid nitrogen powered engine, as the retailer works towards its commitment to significantly reduce absolute carbon emissions 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.
Sainsbury's ditches 'BOGOF' sales to ease food waste
Sainsbury's has announced that it is scrapping multi-buy promotions across its food retail outlets in an effort to ease growing customer concerns about food waste and price logistics.
Storytelling skills crucial for sustainability success, says Sainsbury's
EXCLUSIVE: Being an expert storyteller and "humanising" environmental projects have become vital skills for sustainability professionals to embed a strong CSR culture throughout their organisation, the head of sustainability at Sainsbury's has claimed.
Sainsbury's and Wyke Farms form green gas partnership
Two sustainable behemoths have formed a partnership which will see renowned cheese producers Wyke Farms generate green biogas to be used by Sainsbury's stores.
Sainsbury's selects Derbyshire town for food waste innovation trial
Sainsbury's is investing £1m in a market town in Derbyshire to trial new food waste initiatives which could halve the town's waste.
Stop the Rot: Skip of food waste arrives at supermarket HQs
A skip full of food waste has been delivered to various supermarket headquarters across the UK, as part of a new campaign supported by celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and environmentalist George Monbiot.
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.
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.
M&S embarks on new behaviour change plan
UK retailer Marks & Spencer has launched a new behavior change campaign to help it cut energy use by 50% across UK operations by 2020.
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.
Sainsbury's to stop Nectar points for bag reuse
Retail giant Sainsbury's has announced that it will stop rewarding shoppers with Nectar points for every bag they reuse from April next year, as part of wider changes to its loyalty programme.
Sainsbury's claims UK first with 100% recycled plastic food crate launch
Supermarket giant Sainsbury's is claiming that it is the first UK retailer to recycle its old food crates into more efficient ones made from 100% recycled material.
Sainsbury's announces £200m 'green loan' to support environmental commitments
In the first loan of its kind, Sainsbury's announced today (21 July) an agreement with Lloyds and Rabobank for a £200m corporate 'green loan' to invest in its carbon reduction and sustainability projects.
Food and drink firms told to intensify efforts to combat 'untouched' food waste
SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REPORT. Food and drink companies face renewed calls today to implement better product packaging and labelling measures as new research reveals 2 million tonnes of household food in the UK is thrown away because it is judged to be past its prime.
Sainsbury's partners with Google for new food waste-reduction app
Sainsbury's has teamed up with Google to launch a new mobile and online tool that the supermarket giant hopes will help to reduce food waste in households across Britain.
Sainsbury's sells UK's first sustainable tuna sandwich
Sainsbury's has become the first UK retailer to launch a certified sustainable tuna sandwich as part of the supermarket giant's on-going efforts to deliver more sustainable seafood.
Sainsbury's unveils recycling bins for Easter egg packaging
Retail giant Sainsbury's has launched a brand new scheme to let customers recycle their Easter egg packaging, in a bid to divert household waste away from landfill.
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).
Sainsbury's suggests shared value needs to be 'science-led'
Creating shared value (CSV) relies heavily on not just knowledge sharing, but applying the right science and technology to make it happen, a Sainsbury's board director has asserted.
Sainsbury's CSR chief applauds rising culture of 'challenge'
Sainsbury's head of corporate responsibility & society Sarah Ellis has said that taking an open-source approach to sustainability is helping to challenge the company go beyond its 20x20 targets.
Sainsbury's speeds up HFC committment with world's first naturally refrigerated trailer
Sainsbury's is trialling the world's first naturally refrigerated trailer to transport chilled and frozen goods which could accelerate its commitment to phasing out Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
Sainsbury's targets supply chain wins from food waste
Sainsbury's head of sustainable sourcing has acknowledged food waste as a huge business opportunity to drive value creation throughout the supply chain.
Exploring water usage: Sainsburys journey to a 50% water reduction
Exploring water consumption throughout Sainsburys estate has been a difficult but rewarding challenge. Announcing last month that it had achieved a total water reduction of 50%, Leigh Stringer discovers the financial gains from cutting water use at one of the largest retailer's in the UK.
Sainsburys cuts water consumption by 50%
Sainsbury's has reduced its water consumption across its estate by 50% since 2005, largely due to recycling and utilising rainwater throughout its operations.
Food sector collaborates to refine product sustainability strategies
Major brands are joining forces to improve the environmental performance of selected product lines through better waste prevention and resource efficiency measures.
Sainsbury's set to give food waste a roasting
Sainsbury's has strengthened its consumer-facing campaign activities on food waste in the wake of a hard-hitting report released last week.
Sainsbury's boss argues case for greater ownership of waste
Sainsbury's CEO Justin King has cited a "misaligned" waste policy framework as one of the biggest barriers to retailers taking more steps to close the loop on their operations.
Sainsbury's waste achievements 'hard to rate', say peers
Sustainability leaders have found it hard to judge just how well Sainsbury's is delivering on its own waste goals, according to the findings of a recent crowdsourcing exercise.
Sainsbury's peer review identifies sustainability 'gaps'
Supply chain and customer engagement are the main areas Sainsbury's needs to improve on under its 20 by 20 Sustainability Plan, according to a panel of independent experts.
Sainsbury's seeks local authority partners for recycling drive
Sainsbury's is looking to enter into partnerships with councils to boost customer recycling facilities at a third of its stores in the UK.
Londoners must buy recycled
London businesses need to ‘green’ their supply chains and ensure that they are buying recycled products, in order to close the recycling loop, says the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone.