Tag Archives: YouGov

Sustainability more important than social media to Millennials

Younger consumers are more concerned about ethics, sustainability and product quality than social media presence or new apps, according to research conducted by YouGov and supply chain management firm GT Nexus. The poll of millennials, aged 18 to 34, showed that more than half (55%) had changed their favourite brand in the past year. Most…
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Charities demand GCA protection for overseas suppliers

The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) has been urged to do more to stamp out unfair supply chain practices that affect food suppliers in developing countries. The call came from the Fairtrade Foundation to coincide with the GCA’s annual conference where a YouGov survey showed that only 54% of overseas direct suppliers were aware of the…
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McDonald’s customers experience supply chain reality

McDonald’s is ramping up its focus on the provenance of its produce by launching a new nationwide campaign to champion British and Irish farming. The ‘Follow our Foodsteps’ experience uses cutting edge virtual reality technology and 360° video to tell the story of McDonald’s supply chain through the eyes of the people who produce its…
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MEPs back glyphosate

MEPs have defied a majority of Europeans who want to see the herbicide glyphosate banned in agriculture by voting in favour of its reauthorisation. The non-binding resolution was passed on Wednesday and represents a victory for farmers’ groups who have campaigned against restrictions on the use of glyphosate. However, the resolution comes with the caveats…
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News review

Forget ethics, say consumers   HAS YOUGOV managed to deliver the first survey in which consumers have answered honestly in relation to their ethical purchasing habits? The pollster (along with Winkworth Sherwood) found that only 7% of the UK population say that ethical concerns about slavery, forced labour and human trafficking have the same or…
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Just 1 in 5 believe businesses operate responsibly

ONLY 20% of workers believe the majority of UK businesses act responsibly, according to research published this week by Ricoh, the global IT company.                     Conducted by YouGov, the research found that employees say they value company culture over money. Over half (51%) said they ranked…
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Meatless balls

IT TAKES some balls but the signs are that more food companies are beginning to look at changing their menus to incorporate more sustainable options.                       In an interview with 2degreesnetwork.com last month, the McDonald’s vice-president for corporate social responsibility, Bob Langert, was quizzed about pressure directed at…
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Driven to inaction

THE LATEST report on climate change is impressive in stature and detail but it's unlikely to make governments, businesses or consumers take action.                             The latest global climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was published on March 31st 2014. At 2,600…
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Tesco out of touch with consumers in tinned tuna row.

A MAJOR new poll released by Greenpeace shows that over three quarters (78%) of people who buy tinned tuna in the UK believe major supermarkets should stop selling unsustainable tuna caught in a way that also kills sharks, rays and turtles.                         The survey…
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Quarter of public have cut back on meat in the last year

READY MEALS, and processed meat off the menu as generational shift in British diet becomes evident. 25% of British public say they are eating less meat than a year ago 34% are willing to consider eating less meat One in six (17%) young people say they don’t eat any meat   A quarter of the…
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