Day: 27 April 2016
Palm oil giant sets ‘fully traceable’ supply chain goal for 2020
The world's second largest palm oil plantation company has told edie it wants to achieve "greater awareness of the production practices in the supply chain" as it sets itself an ambitious goal of 100% traceability to plantation by 2020.
Tesco calls for improved data access for water consumption
EXCLUSIVE: With water regulator Ofwat confirming that a reform of the water retail market will take place on time, Britain's biggest supermarket chain is calling on suppliers to incentivise a new and competitive water market through the "difficult beast" of data management.
Lords reject Government decision to scrap zero-carbon homes
The Government's efforts to scale-back on key green policies has been blocked, after the House of Lords voted to reintroduce on-site carbon compliance standards for homes and extend the grace period criteria for onshore wind farm subsidies.
EFRA urges DEFRA to act on air pollution
Urgent Government action is needed to avert the UK's air quality crisis, including the introduction of clean air zones in towns and cities, a diesel scrappage scheme and steps to tackle farming emissions, according to a major new report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA).
UK must accept advice on fifth carbon budget, MPs say
The cross-party parliamentary Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECC) has today (26 April) called upon the Government to accept the recommendations of its independent advisory body in setting the fifth carbon budget, warning that "the UK can't afford any further delays".
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