Report: Supermarket giants 'turning a blind eye' to environmental damage in fish supply chains
A new analysis of how 33 major European food retailers are working to make fish supply chains more sustainable has found that three-quarters have a "near-total" lack of strong policies to safeguard the environment and improve animal welfare.
Activists in the boardroom: The Body Shop's Youth Council on the future of sustainable business
At COP26, the Body Shop explored how a youth council could ensure that younger generations had their voices and issues heard by decision makers. Here, edie summarises what this youth council wants to see from businesses moving forward.
What makes a sustainable business leader? Meet Bakkafrost CEO Regin Jacobsen
With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards on Friday (1 October), this series showcases the achievements of previous winners. Up next: Winner of our 'Sustainable Business Leader of the Year' award, Regin Jacobsen.
What makes a sustainability leader? Meet the Business of the Year the Midcounties Co-operative
With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards less than a month away, this series showcases the achievements of previous winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: Winner of our Business of the Year award, the Midcounties Co-operative.
Thai Union surpasses sustainable sourcing goals
Seafood giant Thai Union Group has surpassed its 2020 sustainable sourcing goals for tuna, pledging to go further by installing electronic monitoring on all tuna vessels.
UK governments urged to 'climate-proof' fishing sector
The UK's fisheries are currently contributing to emissions more than they should under a net-zero trajectory and are acutely exposed to future climate risks due to poor support for nature restoration and adaptation, some of the UK's biggest nature charities are warning.
The Net-Zero Business Barometer - Summer 2021
New for 2021, edie’s bi-annual Net-Zero Business Barometer provides a regular temperature check and progress update regarding the decarbonisation of organisations across the UK.
Lab-grown salmon and seed-bombing 'skyscrapers': The best green innovations of June 2021
Every month, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations are being developed to help businesses and nations turn their green ambitions into actions. Here, we round up five of the best from June 2021.
Iceland Foods pledges to tackle abandoned plastic fishing gear
Supermarket Iceland Foods has joined a scheme connecting businesses, non-profits, scientists and public sector bodies in a bid to tackle the 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear abandoned in the world's oceans each year.
Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2020: Natalie Orde, Grosvenor Europe
This new series profiles the members of edie's 30 Under 30 - a nomination-based community of 30 hugely talented young sustainability and energy professionals who have already achieved great things or are showing fantastic promise. Up next: Grosvenor Europe's sustainability manager Natalie Orde.
Protect at least a third of British seas to unlock £50bn boost, WWF urges
By aligning with the UN's recommendations and committing to fully protect at least one-third of UK seas, the government could catalyse a £50bn boost for the economy and unlock 100,000 jobs.
Mission Possible: Achieving a green recovery for the built environment
edie's Mission Possible campaign has evolved to focus on the green recovery, with a new series of reports outlining the challenges that businesses in key sectors face in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, and the opportunities that the green recovery will bring. Up next, the built environment.
Mission Possible: Achieving a green recovery for retail
edie's Mission Possible campaign has evolved to focus on the green recovery, with a new series of reports outlining the challenges that businesses in key sectors face in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, and the opportunities that the green recovery will bring. Up next, retail.
How are manufacturers approaching net-zero and the green recovery?
The manufacturing sector has a rich history of innovating to overcome persistent challenges. But the twin disruptions of the net-zero transition and the Covid-19 pandemic have made the sector's green efforts paramount to business prosperity. Here, edie explores how manufacturers are navigating these challenges.
Coronavirus: Is this the beginning of the end for the 'self-sabotaging' meat sector?
The coronavirus could end up being the "straw that breaks the meat industry's back" with a new report warning that almost three-quarters of the world's largest meat, fish and dairy companies are at high risk from an array of criteria that could spark future pandemics.
Caught Out: Why UK supermarkets must stop fishing the feed
Earlier this year, Feedback and Changing Markets Foundation revealed that UK shoppers unwittingly consume 2.5x more fish than they think when they eat farmed seafood such as salmon and prawns.
Mission Possible: Achieving a sustainable future for RETAIL
edie’s insight report series provides an in-depth exploration of the steps that sustainability and energy professionals within Britain's retail industry can take to achieve a sustainable future, today.
Nature loss to rock global economy by £8trn by 2050
The UK is set to take an annual economic hit of at least £16bn through the destruction of natural ecosystems, with global costs set to spiral to almost £8trn by 2050, a new WWF report has warned.
EU ministers opt to continue overfishing, despite 2020 deadline
Europe's fish populations will continue to be over-exploited despite a longstanding 2020 deadline for setting fishing quotas at sustainable levels, after ministers from across the EU forced through higher limits than scientists advised.
America's Pledge and Europe's Green Deal: What happened on days 8 & 9 of COP25?
COP25 - the UN's annual two-week-long climate summit - has entered its second week in Madrid. Here, edie rounds up all the key news and views from the last few days of the event.
Report: Food giants must go beyond plant-based products to climate-proof global systems
While one-half of the world's largest food companies are now working to increase investment in plant-based proteins, meat sales are still increasing and action on climate change remains "fragmented and isolated", Forum for the Future has warned.
World's largest seafood firms pledge to tackle abandoned plastic fishing gear
A coalition of ten of the world's biggest seafood companies have joined a scheme connecting businesses, non-profits, scientists and public sector bodies in a bid to tackle the 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear abandoned in the world's oceans each year.
Report: 'Sustainable' seafood in UK supermarkets 'wiping out wild fish stocks'
Farmed seafood sold in British supermarkets is regularly being fed with feed produced using methods which are "stripping the oceans bare and damaging marine ecosystems", a new investigative report has claimed.
Asda unveils digital seafood supply chain map
Asda has unveiled a digital map which gives consumers access to information regarding all supply chain of the seafood used in its own-brand products.
Meet the Sustainability Leader: Product Innovation - Nutreco and Skretting
With entries now open for edie's Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020, this new feature series showcases the achievements of the 2019 winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: The winner of our Sustainability Product Innovation of the Year award, Nutreco and Skretting.
Coors' plastic-free packaging and solar-powered trains: The sustainability success stories of the week
As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.
UK creates 'blue belt' of marine protected areas twice England's size
An area nearly twice the size of England will become a "blue belt" of protected waters after the government created 41 new marine conservation zones.
Targeted Charging Review - what you need to know from
The Nature Conservancy launches £30m Blue Bonds scheme for marine protection
International environmental non-profit, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), has set a new ambition to unlock up to $1.6bn in the restoration and conservation of marine environments, through a $40m (£30m) "Blue Bonds for Ocean Conservation".
Great Barrier Reef suffers 89% collapse in new coral after bleaching events
The number of new corals on the Great Barrier Reef crashed by 89% after the climate change-induced mass bleaching of 2016 and 2017.
SDGs In Action: How Thai Union is achieving Goal 14 - Life Below Water
Welcome back to edie's new editorial series which breaks down exactly how businesses are turning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into action. Up next: seafood-based food producer Thai Union outlines how it is creating healthy oceans by changing seafood for good.
Manmade coral reefs and Seabins: The best green innovations to mark the World Ocean Summit
As delegates head back from a three-day World Ocean Summit in Abu Dhabi, edie has pulled together six of the best innovations that can improve the health of the world's oceans.
edie Explains: The green office
This free edie Explains guide, developed in partnership with Commercial Group, sets out the key considerations and practical tips for energy and sustainability professionals when it comes to rolling out a 'green office' programme to enhance operational sustainability.
Build a better future: the built environment and the Sustainable Development Goals
The 10 Year Challenge: How the UK's low-carbon economy has changed
The 10-Year Challenge has swept across social media this month, providing celebrities with ample opportunity to show how little they've aged. However, the UK's low-carbon economy has changed drastically in this time, as edie explains.