Tag Archives: WWF

Opening shots in a palm oil war

Suspension from the RSPO has knocked supplier IOI but it’s the kicking from its customers that hurts most – and big food brands kick hard when their sustainability reputation is at risk. The IOI Group’s chief executive officer, Dato’ Lee Yeow Chor, said the decision to sue the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was…
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Pret’s veggie might

Pret A Manger’s pop up veggie store is like a Beyonce concert, according to chief executive Clive Schlee. “A meat free environment seems to generate an infectious positive energy,” he wrote on his blog this week. The shop is only a fortnight old but the response from the public has “taken us by surprise”, Schlee…
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‘Generation Moderation’ demands less and better meat

Yet more evidence has emerged of young people’s willingness to reduce their meat consumption on environmental grounds. The research from Plate for the Planet showed that nearly half of 16-19 year olds and 40% of 16-24s agree that a meat free diet, or one that involves eating less and better quality meat, is better for…
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Poor performance on soy continues

Companies are still hiding from their “massive responsibility” to source sustainable soy. WWF’s 2016 scorecard shows that the big foodservice firms are still not taking the issue seriously, with Whitbread, Ikea and Brakes all failing to even respond to WWF. Of those that did reply to the NGO, the news wasn’t much better. Elior and…
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Climate targets: businesses a hit; government a miss

More than 150 companies have committed to set emissions reduction targets in line with the global effort to keep warming well below 2°C. Compass, Sodexo and Unilever are among the firms that have committed to setting goals through the Science Based Targets Initiative. The project, a partnership between CDP, UN Global Compact, WRI and WWF,…
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The power of plant-based protein

Humans need protein in order to survive, but there has to be a change in the way we currently produce and consume it if we are to protect our environment and our health, says Forum for the Future’s Simon Billing. With the launch of the government’s Eatwell Guide last week, protein is once again in…
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Brexit could break the environment

Leaving the EU would create “identifiable and substantial risks to the UK’s future environmental ambitions”, according to an analysis published by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP). The research, commissioned by WWF-UK, RSPB and The Wildlife Trusts, suggests that membership of the EU has had a positive impact on the UK’s environment. Directives passed…
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Behind the headlines: UK swims against the green tide

Now the climate change deal has been signed in Paris new regulations are a long way down the Conservatives’ agenda. By the time you read this there may already be a global deal on climate change in place. The COP21 talks end on December 11th, and the odds that an agreement will be struck are pretty…
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Sodexo and WWF pilot Green & Lean meals

SODEXO HAS teamed up with conservation charity WWF to develop and pilot a set of 10 sustainable meals. The project is part of Sodexo’s partnership with WWF on LiveWell, WWF-UK’s flagship programme of work which aims to encourage businesses and policy-makers to facilitate the adoption of diets which are both healthy and sustainable. The meals,…
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Starbucks under fire on palm oil

ALMOST 280,000 people have signed a petition calling for coffee chain Starbucks to use more sustainable palm oil. “What's most remarkable about Starbucks' lack of progress on palm oil is that it's in stark contrast to the company's work on coffee,” said campaign group SumofUs.   Whilst Starbucks claims that 99% of its coffee is…
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