Private sector pushes for better EU renewable energy legislation
After leaked documents revealing renewable energy will no longer be a top priority in the EU's new winter package, major corporations including Google, Unilever and IKEA have backed a call for improvements to the forthcoming package.
Food giants show increased appetite for sustainable supply chains
Global food and beverage firms Nestlé and Mondelez International have both ramped up sustainable business efforts over the past year, with an increased commitment to supply chain transparency, according to their respective CSR reports.
Nestlé Waters UK switches to 100% renewable electricity
Bottled water producer Nestlé Waters will now source 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources at its UK bottling plant in Buxton as part of the group's commitment to reduce the environmental impact of its global operations.
No breaks for Nestlé in its relentless pursuit of global supply chain sustainability
If you're one of the thousands of people across the globe heeding Nestlé's advice to 'have a break, have a KitKat' this lunchtime, it might be worth taking an additional moment to consider exactly how the world's largest food company is working to ensure its snacks are sustainably and ethically produced.
Big brands 'failing' on palm oil policies, Greenpeace claims
PepsiCo, Colgate-Palmolive and Johnson & Johnson are among a raft of consumer goods companies that are "letting their customers down" by failing to break the link between the use of palm oil in everyday products and deforestation, a new Greenpeace report has concluded.
Green beans: 5 sustainable coffee innovations
Coffee. It got you out of bed this morning, it's an excuse to meet an old friend and it propels you through those late-night deadlines. We all love coffee - 1.6 billion cups of it are drunk every day - and supplying that demand has made it the second most traded commodity on the planet after oil.
Tesco leads new food-waste fighting coalition
Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis will chair a new food waste reduction coalition, launched Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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.
Nestle forms new energy reduction partnership
The world's largest food company has announced a new partnership with Sheffield Hallam University to explore resource efficiency across a range of its operational value chain.
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.
Viridor snaps up Nestle's Inder Poonaji to drive sustainability strategy
Waste management firm Viridor has recruited Nestle's former head of sustainability, Inder Poonaji, to direct its own sustainability, safety, health environment and quality divisions.
Construction milestone for UK's largest on-site dairy AD plant
First Milk, one of the UK's largest cheese creameries, has announced the completion of the first phase of construction of a bio-energy plant at its dairy factory in Cumbria.
Nestle & National Trust jump aboard Green Alliance nature crusade
Environmental think tank Green Alliance has partnered with Nestlé and the National Trust for the launch of two new projects which aim to address the UK Government's "failures" surrounding the decline of the nation's natural environment.
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.
Nestle factory reaches zero-waste milestone
Nestle's largest UK factory has achieved zero-waste-to-landfill and cut emissions by 10%, one year after installing a giant anaerobic digester.
Nestle achieves zero waste to landfill in the US
Nestle has achieved zero waste to landfill in all of its US factories as part of its ongoing commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its products.
Fast-food giants clogging up sustainable palm-oil progress
Nearly three-quarters of the world's biggest palm-oil users have improved their commitment to sustainable sourcing in the past year, but fast-food brands are evidently lagging behind.
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.
Nestle achieves key sustainability targets ahead of time
Nestlé has today released its Creating Shared Value Report 2014, revealing it to have hit several key sustainability targets two years early.
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.
Nestle and Unilever look to create food packaging circular economy
Unilever and Nestle are part of a collaborative project that aims to improve the recyclability of 'flexible packaging' such as sweet and crisp wrappers.
Nestle steps up climate change leadership with new CSR commitments
Multinational food and beverage company Nestlé has teamed up with a number of organisations and made a host of new CSR commitments to help accelerate its sustainability strategy.
Big brands team up with Recoup to launch new plastics recycling campaign
Big brands such as Coca-Cola Enterprises, Nestlé and retailer Marks & Spencer have partnered up to launch a new plastics recycling campaign called Pledge 4 Plastics.
Central American farmers generate energy from coffee wastewater
The 'Energy from Coffee Wastewater' project has proven that it is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills.
The Positive Cup: Nespresso ploughs £330m into sustainable development
Nestle's coffee brand is accelerating its sustainability focus with the launch of an ambitious new programme to become 'carbon neutral' by 2020.