Frozen food campaign to tackle food waste

Frozen food campaign to tackle food waste

IGLO GROUP have invested £3.7m in brand new iFreeze campaign to help reduce food waste in UK households.

The iFreeze campaign, launched by Iglo Group and WRAP, is part of Iglo Group’s Forever Food Together programme, launched in October 2014.

The campaign aims to inform consumers across Europe, through the use of TV, print, online and on-pack advice, about the benefits of freezing food. It will provide advice and tips on how increased ...

GIB’s green business model branches outside of the UK

GIB’s green business model branches outside of the UK

THE UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has received funding to expand its renewable energy and energy projects to India and South Africa and East Africa.

The GIB has agreed terms with the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on a £200m international green investment pilot programme.

GIB will invest the £200m in renewable energy and energy frameworks, already being implemented in the UK, into these developing countries. The pilot will be ...

Funding for future energy technology announced

Funding for future energy technology announced

THE CHANCELLOR George Osborne has pledged £60m in investment for the Birmingham Energy Systems Catapult to help drive innovation in future energy technologies.

The centre has been picked for the flagship project which will work to “exploit commercial opportunities for new products and services created by the transformation of energy networks.”

Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “The Energy Systems Catapult will make Britain the best place in the world to develop new ...

60 billion Euros are lost in food supply chain

60 billion Euros are lost in food supply chain

A NEW REPORT from Dutch multinational bank Rabobank has revealed that the waste in the European Food and Agriculture (F&A) supply chain is as much as 60 billion euros a year.

According to the report, published earlier this month, this loss of value permeates the entire sector and must be addressed to drive better profit margins as well as reducing food waste.

“Looking at the food chain from farm to fork, most ...

Sodexo launches public service pledge

Sodexo launches public service pledge

SODEXO HAS launched its Public Service Pledge, an ethical manifesto for its contracts and conduct, for citizens and communities.

 

The Public Service Pledge includes a set of commitments which are designed to help Sodexo UK & Ireland contribute to achieving a fairer and better society. These include a commitment to join the Living Wage’s Service Provider Scheme and a commitment to report on and address the gender pay gap.

The Pledge also ...

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In the Green Corner

In the Green Corner

BUYING RESPONSIBLY can be a pretty complicated business. So many people… a maze of process and compliance… so many different things to consider. If that isn’t enough – there is now increased scrutiny on the outputs…

Imagine the bun fight: In the blue corner – operational management, finance, purchasing and IT. In the red corner, back of house, customers, clients, accreditation organisations and Government. The supply chain is the Referee. As to ...

The diet dilemma

The diet dilemma

BALANCING health and sustainability and obesity’s global toll.

The debate regarding the make-up of a sustainable diet is likely to rage on into 2015. A recent paper published in the journal Current Opinion in Food Science neatly describes the headaches involved in aligning health and environmental agendas.

“Healthy eating recommendations call for increased consumption of fruit and vegetables. However, fruit and vegetables are crops with a high ratio of losses in production ...

Government not doing enough for sustainable resource management

Government not doing enough for sustainable resource management

THE UK GOVERNMENT is failing to provide a “joined-up” approach to improve the use of resources, according to a new survey by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

The IEMA polled 400 of its members on a number of environmental issues including resource security and the circular economy. The results showed the vast majority (89%) of environmental and sustainability professionals do not believe Government departments deliver a coherent message ...

Can you hear us?

Can you hear us?

TECHNOLOGY HAS empowered consumers. So should businesses listen to what is being said and use it to shape the way we work? Martin Chilcott reports.

The world is changing fast. With the effects of climate change, a global population heading to nine billion and a dramatic expansion of the middle classes, our ability to consume the Earth’s natural resources is now significantly greater than the planet’s ability to rejuvenate and restore ...

The real drivers and benefits for sustainable change.

The real drivers and benefits for sustainable change.

IN THE last couple of weeks I have written about the current state of play as I see it in waste and recycling and the broader topic of sustainability in businesses.

The underlying theme being that have made great progress in both but we should accept that a lot of this was in areas that were most obviously in need of change and had fairly uniformly available solutions and practices to ...

Workplace plays key role in improving the nation’s health suggests new nutrition study

AS GOVERNMENT data confirms that obesity will cost the UK more than £27 billion by 2015, a new project conducted among employees at Gatwick Airport and published in Complete Nutrition reveals that workplace interventions really can make a positive impact on employee health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gatwick Airport conducted ...

Geronimo Inns case study

WE LOVE London Workwear Rental’s environmentally friendly attitude, it ties in really well with ours. We started using their EkoChef products as part of our ‘small changes make big impacts’ approach to the environment – it’s the entire sector’s responsibility to try to do one thing greener and they’ll see that just a step in the right direction is positive for ...