Out of Home News Analysis

  • Low carbon procurement back on the menu

    A GROUNDBREAKING partnership between public and private sector promises to create demand for lower-carbon products in the catering sector. Nick Hughes reports.   The shift towards a low carbon economy was one of the pillars of David Cameron’s promise –… Read More

  • Waste agreement explained

    THE NEW voluntary agreement for the foodservice sector was published June 27. Here is a breakdown of what we know so far.   What is it? The Hospitality and Foodservice Agreement is a voluntary scheme to encourage the sector to… Read More

  • The next big thing: Biodiversity footprinting

    IT’S NOT all about polar bears and pandas. While the icy critters and bamboo chompers have stolen the show when it comes to climate change and conservation, more and more companies are waking up to their reliance on almost every… Read More

  • An appetite for change

    IT’S BEEN almost 10 years since the UK Government ran a public debate on GM food. With issues over food security, drought and a booming population intensifying, is the foodservice sector one of those asking for the technology to be… Read More

  • Revisiting the ethical mark debate

    THIS WEEKEND’S episode of Countryfile explored the ethical mark debate. Footprint Forum debated this very topic a year ago and we thought that some of you may find it interesting to revisit the discussions to see whether we have moved on? … Read More

  • No surprise that Tesco ditches carbon label

    When he launched a project to label all 70,000 products in his supermarket’s portfolio, Sir Terry Leahy was undaunted  by the task: “Many of those people who talk about the need for a carbon currency say it is too complicated… Read More

  • Tesco carbon labels come unstuck

    In 2007 Tesco launched what it called a “revolution in green consumption” which would see all its 70,000 products go through carbon footprint analysis and receive an accompanying carbon label. Five years and 500 labels on, the project has been… Read More

  • WTTC’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards showcase initiatives leading the world in sustainability

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) just unveiled the twelve finalists for its 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards . The awards are one of the highest accolades in the global Travel & Tourism industry and recognise sustainable tourism achievements… Read More

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    The Olympic Games in London 2012 may not meet its sustainability goals unless sponsors start taking on some of the burden. According to reports in the Financial Times, the head of the organising committee, David Stubbs, said of the targets:… Read More

  • Footprint Comment: Osborne’s call to mediocrity

    George Osborne declared last week ‘Let’s at the very least resolve that we’re going to cut our carbon emissions no slower but also no faster than our fellow countries in Europe’. To put this into context under the Climate Change… Read More