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Insights - January 2021

#BrandsInFocus: PepsiCo commits to 100% recycled plastic beverage bottles for its Pepsi brand in 9 EU markets by 2022

No single brand can solve the plastic waste challenge alone. Making a difference requires innovation and partnerships as PepsiCo demonstrates through a new recyclable paper bottle technology. Brands are increasingly shifting away from virgin fossil-fuel based plastic, where possible. PepsiCo...

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Insights - December 2020

#BrandsInFocus: BIC – Writing the future, together

Brands are committed to reducing their impact on the planet. For BIC this is captured in 5 sustainable development commitments to be achieved by 2025, referred to as "Writing the future, together". This year BIC announced it is transforming its...

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Insights - December 2020

Nestlé in Europe – Net Zero Roadmap

Nestlé has decided to accelerate its actions on climate change. In September 2019, they have set out their ambition to reach net zero GHG emissions by 2050, halving their emissions by 2030. Since making their commitment, they’ve been working on...

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Insights - November 2020

#BrandsInFocus: Nike’s supply chain transparency

Supply chain transparency means brands need good relationships with suppliers to ensure there are shared values. Nike builds long-term relationships with suppliers who share a commitment to making products responsibly and sustainably. In this video Nike shows the human stories...

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Insights - November 2020

Unilever Sowing More Seeds for a Plant-Based Food Future

Unilever has announced a new annual global sales target of €1 billion from plant-based meat and dairy alternatives, within the next five to seven years. The growth will be driven by the roll-out of The Vegetarian Butcher; as well as...

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Insights - November 2020

Colgate-Palmolive earns top scores in 2020 Dow Jones sustainability indices & outlines 2025 sustainability goals

Colgate-Palmolive Company today announced its 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy – defining its key actions and setting measurable targets...

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Insights - November 2020

The Estée Lauder Companies reaches milestone climate goals

Today, The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) announced that it has achieved Net Zero emissions and sourced 100% renewable electricity globally...

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Insights - October 2020

#BrandsInFocus: Essity to try making pulp from wheat straw to stem rising costs

Brands are increasingly investing in innovative approaches to embed sustainability across their value chain. Essity has invested in a new technology to turn wheat straw into an alternative pulp for use in making its hygiene products. As one of the...

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Insights - October 2020

P&G Beauty: Reusable bottles debut at Reuters Business Summit

P&G Beauty unveiled the latest in packaging innovation at the Reuters Business Summit. Our Beauty category shared the newest packaging innovation across hair care brands like Head & Shoulders, Pantene, Herbal Essences and Aussie in Europe, set to change the...

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Insights - October 2020

#BrandsInFocus: The LEGO Group signalled a commitment to become more circular as a business by inspiring circular design

When joining Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the LEGO Group signalled a commitment to become more circular as a business by inspiring circular design, expanding circular services & products, including researching new sustainable materials for LEGO elements. #Brands4Sustainability: The LEGO Group's bricks...

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Insights - October 2020

Unilever launches its largest refill trial in Europe

Unilever has launched refill trials across seven of its most well-known brands at Asda’s Middleton store in the UK, representing its biggest refill and reuse trial in Europe. Unilever is a lead partner in the trial, and has provided seven...

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Insights - October 2020

Estée Lauder Companies to bring first-of-its-kind tube to market next year

Estée Lauder Companies has announced a new sustainable packaging partnership with global chemistry leader Sabic, and Albéa. As a result of the partnership, Origins will be the first prestige beauty brand to leverage Sabic’s innovative, advanced recycling technology to produce a tube...

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Insights - October 2020

#BrandsInFocus: Anheuser-Busch InBev announced plans to run its European breweries with 100% renewable electricity

Many brands are leading the way in transitioning to renewables. Earlier this year, global brewer AB InBev announced plans to run its European breweries with 100% renewable electricity so beers like Budweiser and Stella Artois can be brewed with solar...

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Insights - October 2020

#BrandsInFocus: Levi Strauss & Co. launches new sustainably designed collection WellThread

Brands are catalysts for positive change, embedding sustainability across our value chains for people and communities everywhere. Levi Strauss & Co. new collection WellThread shows this in action. Levi’s demonstrates how a brand can embed sustainability across an entire value...

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Insights - September 2020

Johnson & Johnson consumer health commits $800 million through 2030 to make its products more sustainable for a healthier planet

As part of its new Healthy Lives Mission, the company's iconic consumer brands will aim to use 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable plastic packaging and certified/post-consumer recycled paper- and pulp-based...

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Insights - September 2020

PepsiCo targets 100% renewable electricity globally

PepsiCo Inc. today announced a new target to source 100% renewable electricity across all of its company owned and controlled operations globally by 2030 and across its entire franchise and third-party operations by 2040. With PepsiCo's scale, the transition has...

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Insights - September 2020

PepsiCo, USAID launch five-year, $20 million partnership to empower women in agriculture

PepsiCo announced a new five-year, $20 million partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, supporting the global food and beverage leader's efforts to empower women in agriculture and help...

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Insights - September 2020

POP, PLAY, EAT, RECYCLE: Pringles reveals new paper can

The iconic Pringles can is set for a major eco makeover as the company announces the trial of a new tube made of recycled paper which is widely recyclable. Launched in partnership with Tesco, the trial will take place in...

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Insights - September 2020

Coca-Cola in Western Europe transitions to 100% recycled plastic (rPET) bottles in two more markets

Coca-Cola in Western Europe today takes another important step on its journey to eliminating new virgin oil-based plastic as Coca-Cola in the Netherlands and Coca-Cola in Norway announce their transition to plastic bottles made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET). Following...

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Insights - September 2020

Unilever to eliminate fossil fuels in cleaning products by 2030

Unilever, a leading manufacturer of cleaning and laundry products, today announces it will source 100% of the carbon derived from fossil fuels in its cleaning and laundry product formulations with renewable or recycled carbon. This move is set to transform...

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Insights - August 2020

Nestlé Waters becomes first food and beverage company in the world to earn platinum rating under the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard

Nestlé Waters North America today announced that its Ontario, California water bottling site is the first food and beverage factory in the world to earn Platinum certification under the rigorous...

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Insights - August 2020

General Mills, Nestlé, Walmart CEOs lead coalition to end food waste worldwide

The Coalition of Action to End Food Waste aims to enact measures that benefit the environment and the global economy, and ensure more food makes it to stores and onto consumers’ tables. The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has launched a...

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Insights - July 2020

P&G embraces natural climate solutions to achieve global climate neutrality

The goal is to reduce its GHGs by 50%, use 100% renewable electricity at all manufacturing sites by 2030, and advance natural climate solutions to achieve carbon neutrality for the decade....

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Insights - July 2020

Diageo announces creation of world’s first ever 100% plastic free paper-based spirits bottle

Diageo has created the world’s first ever 100% plastic free paper-based spirits bottle, made entirely from sustainably sourced wood. The bottle will debut with Johnnie Walker, the world’s number one Scotch Whisky, in early 2021....

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Insights - July 2020

Trending: Levi’s, Dockers, Sheep Inc moving sustainable apparel ever forward

Dual launches from Levi Strauss include recycled denim Levi’s and Water<Less Dockers; while carbon-negative wool sweaters from Sheep Inc come with full supply chain transparency. Today, Levi Strauss & Co launched Levi's®’ most sustainable jeans yet — made with organic...

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Insights - July 2020

Nestlé Waters North America expands use of 100% recycled plastic (rPET) in three additional brands, doubles rPET use across U.S. domestic portfolio

Ozarka®, Deer Park® and Zephyrhills® join Poland Spring® in using 100% rPET bottles in multiple sizes. All Nestlé Waters North America U.S. domestic packaging continues to be 100% recyclable. Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) today announced that three more of...

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Insights - July 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners invests in creation of circular economy for PET in Western Europe

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), one of our main bottling partners in Europe and the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, took an important step on the journey towards 100% rPET for our PET bottles by announcing funding in recycling technology start-up,...

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Insights - July 2020

Kellogg’s 2019-2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

Kellogg has a strong presence in the European region, with factories in Spain, Poland, Belgium and the UK and offices across Europe employing over 5,000 people. In Europe and around the globe, Kellogg is creating Better Days by fighting hunger,...

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Insights - June 2020

PepsiCo Sustainability Report

Our sustainability agenda is focused on the areas where we believe we can have the most impact: agriculture, water, packaging, climate, products and people. This animated video highlights our efforts. Some highlights from the report include: Delivered safe water access...

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Insights - May 2020

COVID-19, Sustainability & Behavioral Science

As we navigate through the COVID-19 crisis, many have drawn parallels between the current crisis and the long-term challenge of sustainability and climate change.  Experts offer perspective (and some conjecture) as to whether or not this immediate crisis will impact...

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Insights - May 2020

Can I recycle this? A global mapping and assessment of standards, labels and claims on plastic packaging

The Consumer Information Programme (CI-SCP) for Sustainable Consumption and Production has launched its new report "Can I recycle this? A global mapping and assessment of standards, labels and claims on plastic packaging". This report provides a global mapping and assessment...

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Insights - May 2020

Nestlé joins over 150 corporations to call for a net-zero recovery from COVID-19

Nestlé today joined (pdf, 3Mb) over 150 major multinationals in urging governments around the world to align their COVID-19 economic aid and recovery efforts with the latest climate science. By signing this statement, supportive companies reaffirm their own science-based commitments...

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Insights - May 2020

Danone EU call to action for a Common Food Policy 2020-2024

When Europe emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, the first priorities will need to be about looking after people’s immediate needs, rebuilding and reinventing lost jobs and putting our economy back on track, while continuing to secure food supplies. This unprecedented...

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Insights - May 2020

Procter & Gamble and Cargill collaborate to bring nature-powered innovation, fueling the future for more sustainable products

The collaboration leverages P&G’s award-winning technology and Cargill’s bioindustrial expertise to deliver greener alternatives in the personal care space.  ...

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Insights - May 2020

Unilever marks Sustainable Living Plan’s 10th year; New ‘compass’ to guide further progress

Unilever is celebrating the final year of its 10-year Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP). Speaking at a global virtual event this week, CEO Alan Jope reinforced the consumer goods giant’s commitment to making sustainable living commonplace for 8 billion people,...

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Insights - April 2020

Coca-Cola & Heineken join call for preserving EU Water Framework Directive

Twenty-three companies signed the “Water is Everyone’s business” statement calling on the European Commission to preserve the Water Framework Directive in its current form, rather than revise it. The signatories include among others beverage manufacturers Coca-Cola and Heineken, standing with the...

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Insights - April 2020

Reinforcing brand purpose in a changing world: Nestlé’s Member Meeting takeaways

Nestlé recently co-hosted the Sustainable Brands (SB) Design Innovation Spring Meeting for Corporate Members, alongside Alaska Airlines. Taking the Member Meeting virtual was a first for SB, and it was a huge success. Nearly 100 purpose and sustainability leaders from...

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Insights - March 2020

Procter & Gamble: Herbal Essences announces commitment to help mitigate biodiversity loss

Herbal Essences & the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew pledge to help save 20 endangered plants from extinction in 2020 Herbal Essences believes in the power of plants, and is partnering with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, a world leading authority...

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Insights - February 2020

Danone recognised as a global environmental leader, becoming one of the 6 companies with ‘AAA’ score by CDP worldwide

Danone has been recognised as a global environmental leader, becoming one of only 6 companies – among 8,400 organizations assessed – with a ‘triple A’ score by CDP, the international nonprofit charity that runs the global disclosure system allowing investors,...

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Insights - February 2020

For the 4th year running, L’Oréal recognised as a world environmental leader with triple ‘A’ CDP score

For the 4th year in a row, L’Oréal has been highlighted as a world leader in corporate sustainability by the international non-profit organization CDP, whose annual environmental disclosure and scoring process is recognised as the gold standard of corporate environmental...

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Insights - February 2020

CDP gives Unilever triple ‘A’ for sustainability leadership

Environmental non-profit CDP has given Unilever a triple ‘A’ score for our action to mitigate climate risk, protect forests and enhance water stewardship. Unilever has been highlighted as a world leader in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP, achieving...

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Insights - January 2020

Microsoft will remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits by 2030

The tech giant has committed to carbon-negativity within a decade, and erasing its entire carbon footprint — everything it has emitted since its founding in 1975 — by 2050. Today, Microsoft made an industry-first announcement to achieve carbon-negativity by 2030;...

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Insights - January 2020

PepsiCo to achieve 100% renewable electricity in the U.S.

New Green Power pledge builds upon action in Europe and Mexico Global headquarters completes solar energy installation Some of America's favorite snacks and beverages – from Lay's and SunChips to bubly, Gatorade and Pepsi – will soon be made using...

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Insights - January 2020

Global resources outlook 2019: Natural resources for the future we want

Through a combination of resource efficiency, climate mitigation, carbon removal and biodiversity protection policies, this report finds that it is feasible and possible to grow...

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Insights - January 2020

AB InBev and BayWa announce biggest ever Pan-European corporate solar power deal to brew Budweiser with 100% renewable electricity

AB InBev beers, including Budweiser, the world’s most valuable beer brand, will soon be brewed with renewable electricity throughout Europe as AB InBev inks a deal with global renewable energy developer, BayWa r.e., to purchase 100% renewable electricity for its...

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Insights - December 2019

Groupe BEL – CSR 2018 programme

This document describes the Bel Group’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) approach and its resulting actions with a view to creating value over the short, medium and long term. It specifi cally outlines the progress made in incorporating the principles of...

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Insights - December 2019

Nestlé scales up action against child labor and expands cocoa sustainability programme

Nestlé has today reported significant progress in its efforts to tackle the issue of child labor in the cocoa communities of West Africa. Its latest 'Tackling Child Labor' report shows that it is possible to have a positive impact at...

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Insights - December 2019

Circular economy briefing

The circular economy is the key to square up to climate change. Corporates, investors and countries all around the world are setting the pace, but there’s still a lot to be done. The time for action is now.  Ethical Corporation...

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Insights - December 2019

The European environment – state and outlook 2020: knowledge for transition to a sustainable Europe

Europe will not achieve its 2030 goals without urgent action during the next 10 years to address the alarming rate of biodiversity loss, increasing impacts of climate change and the overconsumption of natural resources. The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) latest...

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Insights - December 2019

Plastic waste & generation Z

The Euopanel survey "Who Cares? Who Does?" has examined what shoppers think about plastic waste, who is most responsible for plastic waste reduction and what actions they are personally taking. When we consider Gen-Z, they are commonly described as being...

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Insights - December 2019

PepsiCo launches second North America greenhouse program to accelerate purpose-driven solutions for the food and beverage industry

Up to 10 start-ups will receive $20,000 in grant funding and mentorship PepsiCo today announced the launch of its second PepsiCo Greenhouse program in North America, an innovation initiative designed to support emerging entrepreneurs and brands in the food and...

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Insights - November 2019

Ferrero Group – Sharing values to create value

This report explains the Ferrero Group’s corporate responsibility strategy and our global activities during Fiscal Year (FY) 2017/2018 (from September 1st, 2017 to August 31st, 2018). Along with the objectives set out in previous reports, the issues in this 10th...

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Insights - November 2019

Pernod Ricard – Integrated Annual Report FY19

Building today the Pernod Ricard of the future. Making convivialité the springboard of our transformation to be more efficient, faster...

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Insights - November 2019

McCORMICK & COMPANY – 2019 Progress report – Purpose-led performance

McCormick has a proud legacy and commitment to doing what’s right for people, the communities where we live, work, and source and for the planet we all share. Our 2019 Purpose-led Performance Report is an expression of this commitment.   LINK (Source: McCormick Corporation)

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Insights - November 2019

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. – Inspired by beauty driven by our values

This report provides a review of The Estée Lauder Companies’ citizenship and sustainability activities and performance since our last progress report, which was published in June 2019. The content covers our priority focus areas. Unless otherwise noted, this report covers...

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Insights - November 2019

Q&A: P&G and the Road to 100% Renewables

Procter & Gamble has reached its 2020 goal of purchasing 100% renewable electricity in the US, Canada and Western Europe — which represent over 70% of its purchased electricity. We caught up with James McCall, Global Supply Chain Sustainability Leader...

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Insights - November 2019

Could ‘invisible barcodes’ revolutionise recycling?

Many of us struggle to figure out which items can be recycled while sorting our rubbish at home. Machines in sorting plants can have the same problem. This prevents many countries from achieving the recycling rates they would like. But...

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Insights - November 2019

Heineken ditches plastic rings and shrink wrap in eco makeover

Heineken said the change would lead to 517 tonnes of plastic being removed from the packaging of its brands by the end of 2021. Photograph: Graeme Robertson/The Guardian Heineken is ditching single-use plastic rings and shrink wrap from millions of...

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Insights - November 2019

Maersk Joins Forces with Industry Peers, Customers to Develop Next-Gen Shipping Fuel

A.P. Moller - Maersk has partnered with BMW, H&M, Levi Strauss and more to explore LEO — a blend of lignin and ethanol — that could be part of a solution for sustainable shipping. From the phone, tablet or computer...

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Insights - November 2019

Trending: Partnerships Laying More Groundwork for Circular Plastics Economy

The US’ biggest beverage companies have invested into ensuring they get ‘Every Bottle Back’ for recycling; Bluewater is helping Londoners ditch single-use bottles; and SC Johnson and Plastic Bank are broadening the Social Plastic ecosystem. Leading US Beverage Companies Unite...

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Insights - October 2019

New report calls on food giants to use vanishing water resources more efficiently

Third edition of Feeding Ourselves Thirsty reveals improved scores in water-management practices from industry giants such as Mars, Coca-Cola and Unilever, but finds insufficient corporate action overall in an increasingly water-stressed world. Major food companies need to adopt far stronger...

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Insights - October 2019

Nestlé Pure Life Launches DC Collection Bottles

Kid-Friendly Super Hero Bottles Made From 100% rPET and Use Innovative Label Recycling Technology Nestlé® Pure Life® has introduced "DC Collection" bottles to its portfolio. The 330mL bottles, which feature DC characters, are made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET) and...

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Insights - October 2019

Unilever: Dove moves to 100% recycled plastic bottles, and plastic-free packs for its beauty bar

Dove announces new initiatives as part of its 2025 commitment to reduce plastic waste, which will see the brand avoid the use of more than 20,500 tonnes of virgin plastic per year: making its iconic beauty bar packaging plastic-free globally...

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Insights - October 2019

L’Oréal and Albéa launch the first paper-based cosmetic tube

Long committed to reducing our environmental impact and improving the footprint of our packaging, L’Oréal is proud to announce the development of the very first paper-based cosmetic tube. The fruit of our collaboration with Albéa, a world leader of cosmetic...

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Insights - October 2019

Absolut, Coca-Cola, L’Oreal Join Carlsberg’s Efforts to Improve, Scale Paper Bottles

Carlsberg Group has unveiled the latest iterations of the world’s first paper beer bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fibers, along with a new ‘paper bottle community’ of brands dedicated to optimizing the technology. Today, at the C40 World Mayors...

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Insights - October 2019

PepsiCo prices US$1 billion green bond to fund key sustainability initiatives

Names First Chief Sustainability Officer as Company Advances Agenda to Help Build a More Sustainable Food System PepsiCo Inc. today announced that it has priced the company's first ever Green Bond. The net proceeds from the US$1 billion Green Bond...

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Insights - October 2019

With New Absolute-Reduction Strategy, Unilever ‘Gets Drastic on Plastic’

By 2025, the CPG giant says it will eliminate more than 100K tonnes of plastic packaging, and collect and process more plastic packaging than it sells. This makes Unilever the first global CPG company to commit to an absolute plastics...

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Insights - September 2019

SC Johnson on track to meet goals in tackling plastic waste crisis according to new Sustainability Report 2018/19

SC Johnson is on track to meet its 2025 commitments to help reduce plastic waste and boost recycling. Over the past year, the company demonstrated its leadership on the issue of plastic waste, achieving a 1.7-million-kilogram reduction in the amount...

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Insights - September 2019

2019 Brands Lecture by British Brands Group “Should Brands Take a Stand?” available for download

The 2019 Brands Lecture, Should brand take a stand?, delivered by Gary Coombe, CEO of Gillette, in July has just...

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Insights - August 2019

Chanel – Report to society

CHANEL, a privately owned company for more than 100 years, has traditionally been very discreet about its business. We have principally devoted our communications to showcasing our products and their creators, a discretion which has contributed to a sense of...

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Insights - August 2019

Purpose moves us – Nike Annual Report 2018

Sports can move the world forward as nothing else can. Call it crazy. Dismiss it as a dream. But this belief has long been the heart and soul of NIKE, and this year, our teams rallied to bring it to...

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Insights - August 2019

Arla publishes 2018 CSR reports

Arla's 2018 social responsibility reports are out. Click on the link below to read more about their ambitions and progress. We want to grow our business. But we know that long-term success is only achieved if we are able to...

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Insights - August 2019

A nudge in the right direction

The use of nudge theory – positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions – can help influence the behaviour and decision-making of workers to reinforce food safety culture and compliance, according to Shield Safety Group strategic advisor Sterling Crew.   LINK (Source:...

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Insights - July 2019

Essity’s 2018 Annual & Sustainability Report

Read about Essity's progress and ambitions in the 2018 Annual and Sustainability Report, now available on their website. "In 2018, we strengthened our brands through successful innovations, improved our product mix, implemented price increases and intensified efficiency improvements and restructuring...

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Insights - July 2019

Report ranks Unilever and Nestle among the top manufacturers on meat alternatives

 “Many have now begun a journey to diversify the protein products away from being predominantly animal-based, and towards low carbon and less resource intensive sources that are plant-based." The report by the Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) coalition...

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Insights - July 2019

New report on Mapping the Impact of Illicit Trade on the Sustainable Development Goals by TRACIT available now

Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade has published its new report on Mapping the Impact of Illicit Trade on the Sustainable Development Goals. The report was launched at a the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and TRACIT co-hosted...

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Insights - July 2019

Nomad Foods Sustainability Report 2018

Last year, Nomad Foods launched a new strategy for their sustainable path to accelerate their sustainable agenda on three focus areas - better sourcing, better nutrition, better operations - with a clear ambition to lead in material areas such as...

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Insights - July 2019

Sanofi’s CSR approach outlined in its 2018 Integrated Report

Sanofi CSR approach involves integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into our operations and corporate strategy, as well as issues relating to human rights, patients and consumers creating sustainable shared value and preventing negative impact risks thanks to their stakeholders'...

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Insights - July 2019

PUMA Annual Sustainability Report 2018

PUMA's sustainability focus is commitment to create positive ­social and environmental impacts by taking action to dive deeper into our supply chain, permeating all aspects of our operations, and expanding our partnerships with ­various industry groups and sustainability organisations. This...

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Insights - July 2019

Nestlé Europe launches the first 100% rPET bottle

Working towards their Plastic Packaging Commitment, Nestlé Europe presented the first 100% rPET bottle. Under their Belgian natural mineral water brand VALVERT they have launched the first Nestlé bottle in Europe made out of 100% recycled PET. In order to...

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Insights - July 2019

Diageo 2019 Annual Report

Diageo's Sustainability & Responsibility Strategy aims to harness its entire business to create their own shared value, making a positive contribution to society, being good stewards of the environment, and promoting inclusive growth. "We want to have a positive impact...

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Insights - July 2019

The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan 2018

Launched in 2010, the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan is creating sustainable growth through our purpose-led brands, cutting business costs, reducing risk and helping us to build trust. The plan has three big goals to achieve, underpinned by nine commitments and...

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Insights - July 2019

AIM Brands’ Eco-Design Model

The development of eco-design for packaging represents a strategic part of how brands are integrating circular thinking into their business strategies. Several AIM members have their individual company commitments and goals addressing eco-design. For a complete overview, have a look...

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Insights - July 2019

BIC – 2018 Integrated Annual Report

Being essential is what inspired us when we designed our very first product, the BIC® Cristal® ballpoint pen. Being essential means designing a simple and high-quality tool; bringing innovation to an everyday task. Being essential means offering products at a...

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Insights - July 2019

The Nestlé YES! snack bar launched in a paper wrapper

Working toward their Plastic Packaging Commitment, Nestlé launched a new range of healthy snacking bars under the ‘YES!’ brand. Importantly, the bars will now come in a new paper flow wrap packaging that is widely recyclable. Read the full press...

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Insights - July 2019

Trending: Fashion Giants Lining Up with Science-Based Targets

As Levi Strauss moves forward with its industry-leading climate action strategy, PUMA and Burberry are following suit with SBTi-approved science-based...

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Insights - July 2019

Trending: Brands Leveraging Tomorrow’s Greatest Minds to Solve Today’s Problems

From early-stage startups to college students to grade-school prodigies, 3M, the Biomimicry Institute and Unilever continue to mine the latest,...

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Insights - July 2019

Orkla Sustainability Report 2018

Orkla's 2018 annual report also features its sustainability report. Promoting sustainability is pivotal to Orkla’s ability to create growth, trust and competitive operations, and in 2018 progress was made with positive results in all areas. Orkla has focused on switching...

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Insights - June 2019

Procter & Gamble – 2019 Citizenship Report

P&G at a Glance Our aspiration is to serve the world’s consumers better than our best competitors, in every category and every country where we choose to compete — creating superior shareholder value in the process. We work hard every...

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Insights - June 2019

PepsiCo’s Multi-Pronged ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Initiative Launches in Peru

Peru is the first country to implement the 'Recycling with Purpose' program, a circular economy model for Latin America based on consumer involvement and education, inclusive recycling and strengthening of local recycling industries. US$2M was granted to Ciudad Saludable to...

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Insights - June 2019

Kellogg launches new corporate responsibility commitments and report 2018/19

Kellogg Company takes its corporate responsibility work and impact to the next level and just launched Creating Better Days, its 11th annual Corporate Responsibility Report. Kellogg’s® Better Days builds on Breakfasts for Better Days™ successes. Through the next-generation Kellogg’s® Better...

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Insights - June 2019

Savencia 2018 Annual Report

With Corporate Social Responsibility at the heart of their strategy, Savencia highlights the importance of leading the way Sustainably. To spread our know-how throughout the world and to participate in the economic and social development of the countries in which...

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Insights - June 2019

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc – Annual Report and Financial Statements 2018

At RB, we are inspired by a vision of a world where people are healthier and live better. Through our two focused, fully accountable and agile business units – Health and Hygiene Home – we create value for our employees,...

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Insights - June 2019

Dr. August Oetker KG – Annual Report 2018

The Oetker Group is one of Germany’s major family businesses. A broad diversification in four fields of business characterizes the internationally active group of companies, which is represented with production, sales and service centers in more than 50 countries world-wide....

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Insights - June 2019

Kimberly-Clark publishes its 2018 Sustainability Report

Kimberly-Clark’s 16th sustainability report provides an annual update on the progress they have made towards their Sustainability 2022 goals in...

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Insights - June 2019

Mondelēz 2018 Impact Report

Mondelēz Impact Report 2018 has been released highlighting their progress to achieve their 2025 goal for sustainable and mindful snacking. Our purpose at Mondelēz International is to empower people to snack right. And a big part of that is creating...

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Insights - June 2019

SB’19 Detroit: L’Oréal, TerraCycle Illustrate How Products Should Be Made, Packaged

The innovators behind Seed Phytonutrients and the Loop reusable packaging platform shared lessons learned, and the potential impacts these disruptive new approaches to product and packaging development could hold for their respective industries. Seed Phytonutrients: Embedding personal wellbeing, ecosystem health...

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Insights - June 2019

Johnson & Johnson releases 2018 health for humanity report

Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest and most broadly-based healthcare company, today released its Health for Humanity Report detailing the Company’s annual progress in its environmental, social and governance focus areas: advancing better health for all, investing in our people,...

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Insights - June 2019

Barilla “Good for You, Good for the Planet” 2019 Report

Barilla Group has released its new Sustainability Report. It represents the opportunity to share the path taken by the Company with society at large and to give a concrete contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, part of the...

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Insights - June 2019

Shaping The future – LEVI STRAUSS & CO. – 2018 Annual Report

Brands Lead the Way Our diverse portfolio of iconic brands sets us apart, and in fiscal 2018 they put us squarely in the center of the cultural conversation.We made strong marketing plays, both in traditional advertising and through out-of-the-box partnerships...

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Insights - June 2019

Danone North America Achieves First “Zero Waste to Landfill” Goal at Bridgeton, NJ Plant

Danone North America today announced that its plant in Bridgeton, NJ became the first of its manufacturing locations in the U.S. to achieve “Zero Waste to Landfill” status. Danone North America today announced that its plant in Bridgeton, NJ became...

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Insights - May 2019

Signify Annual Report 2018

Sustainability is a key focus in our 2018 annual report. In the report, Signify progress and performance against their 2020 goals which they set out in our Brighter Lives, Better World program is analised. Take a look at some highlights...

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Insights - May 2019

Finish’s new recyclable packaging innovative thinking

The Finish pouches address the commitment to make 100 per cent of RB’s plastic packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, with best-in-class labelling to help consumers recycle effectively. In this article, RB underlines its reflection on the market-leading innovations that...

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Insights - May 2019

Circular Economy Briefing – Complimentary

Transitioning from a linear to a circular economy is one of the biggest challenges the industry faces, reducing waste is of paramount importance to ensuring the safety of the planet. It also presents an opportunity for business to drive change...

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Insights - May 2019

Q&A with Alicia Enciso, Chief Marketing Officer Nestlé USA

Alicia shares how she stays inspired, what SB’19 Detroit holds for her and how this multi-brand corporation keeps in touch with their consumers....

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Insights - May 2019

BASF, Estée Lauder, RSPO Partner to Enhance Sustainable Palm Oil Production

The goal is to improve farmer livelihoods and their sustainable production of palm oil and palm kernel oil, through continuous education and technical support on implementing and maintaining sustainable palm oil practices....

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Insights - May 2019

Q&A: CEO Steve Cahillane on Kellogg’s Quest to Create ‘Better Days’ for All

Ahead of his main stage talk at SB'19 Detroit, we caught up with Cahillane to find out what’s in store. While he didn’t reveal the details, here’s what we learned....

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Insights - May 2019

Nespresso’s ‘Reviving Origins’ Program Revitalizing Coffee Regions Under Threat

Brand ambassador George Clooney visits farms in Puerto Rico and shines a light on the impact coffee can have on a community....

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Insights - May 2019

Open House on improved sorting of packaging – Digital Watermarks at work

Organised by Procter & Gamble on 16 May, AIM participated in an Open House at Tomra Germany showcasing the digital watermarks technology for accurate sorting (see picture). The sorting trials on a pilot line were run with shrink sleeved bottles,...

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Insights - May 2019

LVMH – Annual Report 2018

WHO WE ARE A creative universe of men and women passionate about their profession and driven by the desire to innovate and achieve. A globally unrivalled group of powerfully evocative brands and great names that are synonymous with the history...

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Insights - May 2019

Evolving Plastic Packaging Strategies — Beyond the Straw

With rising demand for plastic, little recycled content and poor recycling rates, companies need to look carefully at their packaging strategies to ensure improvement of packaging design, recycling systems and consumer engagement in recycling....

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Insights - May 2019

Sanofi Responsibility for the Future

For the third year, Sanofi has published its 2018 Integrated Report, "Our Responsibility for the Future”. This year, the report took on a shorter, bolder format. In this latest edition, we illustrate our commitments and long-term value creation for all...

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Insights - May 2019

EU Overshoot Day: Living beyond nature’s limits

If everybody in the world lived like the average EU resident, we would have used up nature’s budget for the year by the 10 May, and would need 2.8 planets. This is unsustainable - we’re depleting natural ecosystems at a...

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Insights - May 2019

Creating Shared Opportunity: Coca-Cola 2018 Business & Sustainability Report

Sustainability has remained at the core of our Coca-Cola business for decades, and each year they maintain our commitment to monitoring and evaluating their progress in integrating sustainability into all they do. It gives us great pleasure to share with...

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Insights - May 2019

Lindt & Sprüngli Sustainability Report 2018

Sustainability is one of the main pillars of their business model. Lindt & Sprüngli is committed to managing the impact of its operations on sustainability throughout the entire value chain. Sustainability is a top priority for Lindt & Sprüngli, and...

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Insights - May 2019

Beverage Giants, L’Oréal, Tupperware Continue Paving Way for Circular Plastics Economy

Expanded collaborations aimed at scaling the use of the world’s first enzymatic plastic-recycling technology and introducing recycled polymers into durable storage ware.  ...

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Insights - April 2019

Nestlé Verifies Three-Quarters of Its Supply Chain as Deforestation-Free

Nestlé today announced that 77% of its agricultural commodities are verified as deforestation-free. This is a key milestone in the company’s efforts to achieve its zero-deforestation commitment....

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Insights - April 2019

Danone CEO Directs Brands to ‘Be Bold or Die’

SB'19 Paris opened with a powerful statement from Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber, which in large part set the tone of the discussions for the week ahead. With remarks that were as refreshing as they were bold, Faber outlined how his...

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Insights - April 2019

Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe join the Carbios and L’Oréal Consortium to support the world’s first enzymatic technology dedicated to plastics recycling

Carbios, a pioneer in the development of bio-industrial solutions dedicated to the life cycle of plastic and textile polymers, and L'Oréal, world leader in beauty, are pleased to announce a major partnership with Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage &...

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Insights - April 2019

P&G Brands aim to expand leadership in responsible consumption

At SB’19 Paris this week, P&G presented a forward-looking framework, including innovation strategies that will inspire and enable responsible consumption for the five billion consumers served by the company’s many brands each day....

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Insights - April 2019

Pepsico – Annual Report 2018

"We are introducing a new vision: Be the global leader in convenient foods and beverages by Winning with Purpose. To...

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Insights - April 2019

Sustainable Development: L’Oréal pursues its transformation

Shortly after Earth Day, L’Oréal publishes its 2018 Sharing Beauty with All sustainability programme Progress report which highlights significant progress specifically regarding commitments to fight climate change....

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Insights - April 2019

Procter & Gamble’s Oxnard Manufacturing Facility approved as first in the World Alliance for Water Stewardship Self-Verified Site

Procter & Gamble and the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) North America have announced the approval of the Oxnard, California site as the first in the world AWS Self-Verified Site. This is the first site of any kind, manufacturing or...

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Insights - April 2019

The LEGO Group – Responsibility Report 2018

Committed to playing our part in helping to build a sustainable future, and through the power of play inspire the children of today to become the builders of tomorrow, LEGO underlines its motivation of making a positive impact in area...

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Insights - April 2019

Microsoft Increases Carbon Fee, Doubles Down on AI for Sustainability

Informed by new research from PwC UK that shows AI can boost global GDP by up to 4.4% and reduce emissions by 4% by 2030, Microsoft commits to a tech-first approach to drive progress across operations, products, customers and data...

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Insights - April 2019

General Mills Global Responsibility Report highlights employee engagement, progress against planet commitments, and food security

General Mills released its 2019 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. The progress made by General Mills in 2018 demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to protect...

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Insights - April 2019

Unilever: Hellmann’s Commits to Using Recycled Plastic Packaging in Over 200 Million Bottles and Jars by 2020

Today, Hellmann's announced that by 2020, all of its Mayonnaise and Mayonnaise Dressing plastic containers sold in U.S. retail stores will be made from recycled plastic materials. This initiative is part of Hellmann's ongoing commitment to advance sustainable packaging.  ...

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Insights - April 2019

P&G: Gillette and TerraCycle Partner to Make All Razors Recyclable Nationwide

Gillette, in partnership with international recycling leader TerraCycle, announced for the first-time in the United States that all brands of disposable razors, replaceable-blade cartridge units and razor plastic packaging are recyclable on a national-scale.  ...

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Insights - April 2019

JDE’s Corporate Responsibility towards Sustainability

Working directly with coffee farmers, producing organisations, exporters, suppliers and NGOs in origin countries, to enable farmers to sustainably produce coffee and improve their livelihoods, JDE supports global partnerships and origin projects...

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Insights - April 2019

Freudenberg Group – 2018 Annual Report

The Freudenberg Group stands for technology and innovation. Together with customers and research partners, Freudenberg employees develop leading-edge technologies, products, solutions and services. The innovative strength of Freudenberg has many facets. Having pioneered innovation throughout its history – from chrome...

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Insights - April 2019

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Names Nestlé Waters North America as 2019 Design for Recycling Award Winner

In recognition of its innovative use of recycled plastic, and its product design centered on recycling, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) names Nestlé Waters North America as its 2019 Design for Recycling® (DFR) Award winner. The DFR Award...

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Insights - April 2019

Danone 2018 Integrated Annual Report

Danone has released its 2018 Integrated Annual Report highlighting their commitment to bringing health through food to as many people as possible. Flowing their ‘One Planet. One Health' vision, Danone has defined a set of nine long-term goals to embrace the food revolution while...

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Insights - March 2019

Bacardi Martini – 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

This is the 11th annual Corporate Responsibility report produced by Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world. It focuses on our work to manage the social and environmental impacts of our business. This report relates to...

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Insights - March 2019

New alliances aiming to chip away at plastics pollution in Africa

Coca Cola Company, Diageo, Nestlé and Unilever this morning launched the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance (APRA) at the CEO Africa Forum in Kigali, Rwanda aiming to turn the challenge of plastic waste in Sub-Saharan Africa into an opportunity to create...

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Insights - March 2019

Colgate Palmolive – Advancing global strategies to accelerate growth

Colgate is pleased to report excellent progress in 2018 on the Company’s 2015 to 2020 Sustainability Strategy commitment. The Company was named to both the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices, and was recognized as a U.S....

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Insights - March 2019

Beiersdorf publishes its Sustainability Review 2018

Beierdorf underlines their commitment to the UN Global Compact and their responsibility to the environment and the people in their new annual report. Learn more about their engagement by clicking the link below....

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Insights - March 2019

Trending: New alliances aim to chip away at plastics pollution in Africa, UK

The Coca Cola Company, Diageo, Nestlé and Unilever this morning launched the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance (APRA) at the CEO Africa Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. This Alliance aims to turn the challenge of plastic waste in Sub-Saharan Africa into an...

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Insights - March 2019

Ocean plastics: One in two Germans feel responsible

On the occasion of the 14th German packaging congress in Berlin, the German Packaging Institute (dvi) has surveyed consumers about their opinion about plastics, packaging and sustainability....

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Insights - March 2019

Nestlé Waters North America Celebrates World Water Day

Nestlé Waters North America is celebrating World Water Day and embracing its 2019 theme of “Leaving no one behind” by engaging local stakeholders at many of its facilities throughout the United States and Canada on March 21 and 22.  ...

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Insights - March 2019

With 2030 roadmap, Pernod Ricard offers more ways to wet your whistle responsibly

The beverage giant releases a new, comprehensive sustainability framework, alongside a set of 2030 goals. It joins many of its industry peers in establishing sustainability strategies with clearly defined goals and science-based targets....

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Insights - March 2019

Nestlé 2018 Progress Report – Ensuring business growth and positively contributing to society

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. With over 2000 brands, Nestlé products are sold across 190 countries and range from global icons to local favorites. Creating Shared Value is fundamental to how Nestlé does business.  The company...

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Insights - March 2019

HP Commits to 100% Circular, Carbon-Neutral, Forest-Positive Printing

The tech giant shares vision for print sustainability with innovation that helps protect the world’s forests, reduces carbon emissions and uses more recycled materials....

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Insights - March 2019

PepsiCo Latin America’s ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Incentivizes Circular Consumer Practices

Launched on Global Recycling Day (March 18), the program focuses on the new consumer incentive and rewards program in alliance with ecoins, and will be expanded to 10 countries in Latin America over the next two years....

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Insights - March 2019

Glaxosmithkline – Annual Report 2018

We are a science-led global healthcare company. Our purpose is to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have three global businesses that discover, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. Every day, millions...

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Insights - March 2019

Coca-Cola European Partners reports on 2018 Sustainability Progress

Coca Cola European Partners (CCEP) sets out the sustainability performance in its 2018 integrated report, published today. CCEP increased the amount of recycled PET it used in 2018, while also increasing the amount of its packaging that is recyclable and...

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Insights - March 2019

AB InBev 2018 Annual Report: Shaping the Future

The new AB InBev 2018 Annual Report is available in their official website. "We are building a company to last, brewing beer and building brands that will continue to bring people together for the next 100 years and beyond"....

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Insights - February 2019

Annual Report 2018 – Royal FrieslandCampina N.V

This integrated Annual Report of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. sets out the financial results and the developments and results relating to sustainability and value creation over 2018. The Annual Report is drawn up as at 31 December 2018. The consolidated financial...

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Insights - February 2019

How Can Sustainability Enhance Your Value Proposition?

Consumers today are more and more aware of the social and environmental impact of the products, packs and services they buy and use. Consumers care about the environment. They worry about the planet. They look for sustainable options in the...

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Insights - February 2019

Philips – Annual Report 2018

Transforming healthcare through innovation Our transformation into a customer-centric solutions company is gathering momentum, and with our focus on innovation...

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Insights - February 2019

Henkel 2019 Sustainability Report

Henkel publishes its 2018 Sustainability Report. Aiming to pio-neer new solutions for sustainable development while continuing to shape our business responsibly and increasing their economic success, Henkel is committed to reduce their environmental...

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Insights - February 2019

Knorr, WWF Suggest 50 Future Foods to Fix Our Food System

From naturally pest-resistant grains to vitamin-rich flowers and drought-defying roots, they outline 50 nutritious foods that are better for our health and environment.  ...

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Insights - February 2019

Heineken N.V. – Annual Report 2018

We build true human connections and break down barriers, because we believe great moments of shared experiences are the best in life. We are inspired by consumers to brew the best beers and extend that same passion to all of...

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Insights - February 2019

Behavioural Study on Consumers’ Engagement in the Circular Economy

In support of the implementation of the EU Circular Economy Action Plan, the European Commission DG for Justice and Consumers (DG JUST) published a behavioural study that seeks to identify barriers and trade-offs faced by consumers when deciding whether to...

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Insights - February 2019

Quantifying Impact – White Paper

This 17-page white paper outlines key strategies and solutions identified by global senior responsible business leaders on quantifying impact. This white paper has been produced in the run up to the Responsible Business Summit Europe, taking place in London, 10-12...

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Insights - January 2019

Coca-Cola partners to transform hard-to-recycle plastic waste into high-quality, food-grade PET

With its ambition to work toward a World Without Waste, Coca-Cola Company has extended a loan to Ioniqa Technologies to facilitate the development of Ioniqa’s proprietary technology to produce high-grade, recycled PET content from hard-to-recycle PET waste. This new technology...

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Insights - January 2019

Live from Davos: TerraCycle & Global Brand Owners Launch Retail Platform Based on Reusable Packaging

Working towards a world of zero waste and a lighter overall environmental footprint, a coalition of the world’s largest consumer packaged goods companies and TerraCycle today unveils Loop™ – an innovative, online shopping concept challenging our reliance on single use...

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Insights - January 2019

The Estèe Lauder Companies Empowers Employees with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s Digital Training

For many consumers, packaging is the very first thing they notice about our products. It is how we introduce ourselves and set the tone for the entire consumer experience....

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Insights - January 2019

Unilever delivers enhanced ingredients transparency for its home and beauty & personal care products

Unilever has delivered on its industry leading commitment to voluntarily disclose fragrance ingredients across its home care and beauty & personal care products in Europe and the US by the end of 2018. Consumers across Europe and the US can...

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Insights - January 2019

CDP scored over 6,800 companies from A to D- only the top 2% made the A Lists

This year's 'A-Lists' come as the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos brings together international leaders for a week of high-level discussions on the future of the global economy, with a key topic being the threat ecological challenges pose...

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Insights - January 2019

Why solving the problem of plastic waste will begin at home

Solving the plastic waste issue require unprecedented levels of investment, novel partnerships and accelerated innovation – the kind that harness free market forces and scalable solutions as powerful engines of growth. Plus, A circular economy for plastics demands new business...

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Insights - January 2019

Mars 2017-2018 Sustainability Report

Mars Sustainability Report 2017 - 2018 outlines the implementation of its Sustainable in a Generation Plan and underlines the progress in three main focus areas: Healthy Planet, Thriving People and Nourishing Well-being. Learn more by clicking on the link below....

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Insights - January 2019

Nestlé announces three-pronged approach to driving waste-free future

This week, Marks & Spencer put a dent in the amount of its own plastic by trialing over 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables completely free of plastic packaging at its Tolworth store. ...

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Insights - January 2019

Clean Up National Parks During Government Shutdown

As national parks face issues with unmanaged waste during the government shutdown, Keep America Beautiful, the largest community improvement organization in the United States, and Nestlé Waters North America, one of the leading beverage companies in North America, announced today...

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Insights - January 2019

Nestlé accelerates action to tackle plastic waste

Nestlé today laid out its broader vision to achieve a waste-free future and announced a series of specific actions towards meeting its April 2018 commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a particular focus...

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Insights - January 2019

L’Oreal Innovating Sustainably

L'Oreal seeks to innovate sustainably through various initiatives that include reducing the environmental footprint of formulas, respecting biodiversity through a sustainable sourcing policy for raw materials, committing to zero deforestation and using eco-designed packaging. Their goal is that by the...

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Insights - January 2019

Nielsen: Sustainable food products on the rise

NEW YORK — Consumers in the United States by Oct. 20 had spent $128.5 billion in 2018 on sustainable fast-moving consumer goods, according to Nielsen. The figure already had eclipsed $125.4 billion in 2017. Sales have risen nearly 20 percent...

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Insights - December 2018

FrieslandCampina Sustainability highlights 2018

Providing the growing world population with the right nutrients in a sustainable way is one of the challenges for the coming decades. By offering trustworthy, relevant and nourishing dairy products, FrieslandCampina contributes to food and nutrient security. FrieslandCampina’s purpose –...

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Insights - December 2018

HPE Financial Services announces capabilities to guide customers toward Circular Economy

The Circular Economy Report provides IT and sustainability organizations a tool to quantify and share the energy, material, and landfill savings achieved by returning retired or end-of-use assets to HPE, for processing through HPE Technology Renewal Centers. New Circular Economy...

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Insights - December 2018

Nestlé Waters North America Will Achieve 25% Recycled Plastic in its Packaging by 2021, Commits to Reaching 50% by 2021

Nestlé Waters North America has announced that it will achieve 25% recycled plastic use across its US product portfolio by 2021, and set a bold ambition to reach 50% by 2025....

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Insights - December 2018

Nestlé creates research institute for packaging to accelerate sustainability agenda

Nestlé announced the creation of the Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences, dedicated to the discovery and development of functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions. This is a step further to achieve the company’s commitment to make 100% of its...

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Insights - November 2018

How2Recycle Welcomes Personal Care Products Leader Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

How2Recycle announced Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. – one of the world's largest consumer wellness and personal care products companies – has joined the growing list of companies adopting the How2Recycle label. The company will start by using the on-package...

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Insights - November 2018

2018 CSR Report: P&G tackles clean water, gender equality & plastic waste

The Procter & Gamble Company extends its long history of doing good in the world by bringing the comforts of home to those impacted by disasters, continuing to spark conversations about diversity, inclusion and gender equality with its advertising and...

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Insights - October 2018

Trends and Challenges for European Companies on Sustainability Goals Integration and Sustainability (CR) Impact

The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) announces its annual Research for Sustainability (CR) Reporting Trends in Europe 2018. The research explores the level of commitment of European companies, through their common Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility strategic goals, and how...

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Insights - October 2018

Sustainable Retail Summit – Implement Today for a Sustainable, Healthier Tomorrow

Learn How to Accelerate Change and Implement Positive Actions for Business, People and Planet. Our industry is facing a clear call to action. People are demanding sustainable products and want to live healthier lives, and they expect our industry to...

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Insights - October 2018

REI, Microsoft Rallying Companies to Support Washington’s Proposed Carbon Fee

Next month’s election could potentially be historic for Washington State, where voters have the choice of enacting the first-in-the-nation carbon fee. Measure 1631 has the support of several prominent Washington-based businesses including REI, Expedia, Microsoft and Northwest Energy, and over...

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Insights - October 2018

Nespresso, Starbucks, Lin-Manuel Miranda Partner to Revive Puerto Rican Coffee Sector

The Hispanic Federation, together with actor Lin-Manuel Miranda and his family, today announced the launch of a five-year initiative to revitalize Puerto Rico’s coffee sector. The founding partners include Hispanic Federation, Nespresso, The Rockefeller Foundation, Starbucks, TechnoServe and World Coffee...

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Insights - October 2018

What’s Sustainability Got To Do With It?

Linking sustainability to sales, the report includes three product categories—chocolate, coffee, and bath products—to demonstrate how and where sustainability sells. The analysis focused on U.S. consumers’ purchasing behavior, using sales data from the food-drug store-mass merchandiser (FDMx) channel. What did...

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Insights - October 2018

HP, Girl Rising Mark Int’l Day of the Girl with 12 Inspiring Stories of Empowerment

HP and Girl Rising are presenting 12 stories of female empowerment from around the globe as part of the first-ever Girl Rising Creative Challenge. Entries cover issues impacting girls and women globally, including access to sports and education, combating gender-based...

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Insights - October 2018

PepsiCo, Seventh Gen, CLF Bring Sustainable Plastics Closer to Reality

A new agreement with Loop Industries will enable PepsiCo to incorporate 100% recycled Loop™ PET plastic into its product packaging by early 2020. Seventh Generation's new EasyDose™ Ultraconcentrated Laundry Detergent comes in a 100% recycled PET (rPET) bottle made with...

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Insights - October 2018

Nestlé Waters Allentown Factories Achieve Globally Recognized Water Stewardship Certification

Nestlé Waters North America announced that its Allentown, Pennsylvania factories received certification under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. The AWS Standard is the first comprehensive global benchmark responsible for water stewardship across social, environmental, and economic criteria, created...

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Insights - September 2018

Mars Changing How It Does Business One Year From Launch Of $1B Sustainable In A Generation Plan

One year since the launch of its 'Sustainable in a Generation' Plan — a billion-dollar commitment to far-reaching goals underpinned by science and a determination to drive impact throughout the extended supply chain — Mars announced this week that it...

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Insights - September 2018

Beautycounter, HP, J&J Show Path to Chemical, Material Health Through Chemical Footprint Project

Chemical Footprint Project signatories with $2.78 trillion in assets under management and over $700 billion in purchasing power are asking their stakeholders: Where are you on your chemicals management journey? Are you participating in the CFP Survey? What are your...

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Insights - September 2018

Unilever and Walmart Announce Forest Sustainability Initiatives at the Global Climate Action Summit

Today, at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, USA, Unilever committed to supporting work in Sabah, Malaysia as part of the strategy to achieving a deforestation free supply chain and further reducing emissions. ...

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Insights - September 2018

Circular economy: What are the enablers and barriers?

This report from the CSR Europe and the other partners of the R2π project presents stakeholder views on what influences the transition from linear to circular economy business models, providing an insight into the main drivers and obstacles of the transformation....

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Insights - August 2018

PepsiCo’s Recycle Rally Program Boosts National Recycling Rate

PepsiCo's Recycle Rally Program Boosts National Recycling Rate....

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Insights - August 2018

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE Fashion for Good, Partnership for Sustainable Textiles Take Shape with Museum, Roadmaps

60 members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles — including adidas, C&A, Esprit, Hugo Boss, Primark and PUMA — have revealed concrete action plans to ensure humane working conditions, greater environmental protection and fair wages in their own companies and...

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Insights - August 2018

Business Leaders on SDG Strategy

Urgent action is required on the SDGs if we are to achieve the targets set and unlock the $12 trillion in new market value. ‘There is no Plan B’ urged Lise Kingo, CEO, UN Global Compact in a recent Ethical...

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Insights - July 2018

Exclusive Insights: Tetra Pak, PGGM, Coca-Cola Hellenic and WBCSD on SDG Reporting

Businesses are increasingly asked to demonstrate the long-term value of the business and show their progress on SDG targets. Recently Ethical Corporation conducted an in-depth 1-hour webinar with industry experts to understand how you successfully integrate the SDGs into your...

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Insights - July 2018

PepsiCo Announces New Packaging Goal For 25% Recycled Plastic Content By 2025

As part of its sustainable plastics vision, PepsiCo, Inc. (PepsiCo) today announced a new goal to strive to use 25 percent recycled content in its plastic packaging by 2025....

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Insights - May 2018

BIC 2017 Sustainable Development Report

BIC environmental, social, and societal responsibilities “to offer simple, inventive and reliable choices for everyone, everywhere" is strongly linked to their sustainable development program defining a strategic direction for each of its areas of responsibility: - Innovate to continually reduce...

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Insights - April 2018

Keep It Simple and Natural” Research finds Consumers are Eager to buy Sustainable Packaging

Consumers are willing to pay extra for sustainable packaging. This new study from BillerudKorsnäs reveals that most consumers has positive sentiment toward sustainable packaging and would even switch brands if competitors were to be more sustainable. Brands that have pledged...

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Insights - March 2018

BEL Global Sustainable Upstream Dairy Charter

Since joining the United Nations Global Compact in 2003, Bel Group has consistently reduced the environmental footprint of its production plants and offered an increasingly responsible range of products. The Charter review their commitment on sustainability based on the 6...

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Insights - January 2018

Achieving Growth and Business Model Innovation through Circular Economy Implementation

The New Big Circle - a joint report from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the Boston Consulting Group. Corporate leaders are embracing the circular economy to achieve growth and model innovation for various reasons than just the...

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Insights - January 2018

AB InBev 2025 Sustainability Goals

The 2025 Sustainability Goals are designed to positively impact communities around the world and to deliver measurable results. Smart Agriculture: 100% of its direct farmers will be skilled, connected and financially-empowered. Water Stewardship: 100% of its communities in high stress...

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Insights - January 2018

L’Oreal Sustainbility Progress Report 2017 “Sharing Beauty with All”

As part of L’Oréal’s sustainability programme "Sharing Beauty With All" launched in 2013, the Group set itself a series of tangible commitments towards 2020. They address all its impacts and engage its whole value chain – from product design to...

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Insights - January 2018

Procter & Gamble announces Environmental Sustainability Goals “Ambition 2030”

P&G’s “Ambition 2030” goals include: Brands: P&G’s 20 leadership brands including Always, Ariel, Dawn, Fairy, Febreze, Head & Shoulders, Pantene, Pampers, and Tide will enable and inspire responsible consumption through packaging that is 100% recyclable or reusable, launching more sustainable...

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Insights - January 2018

Nestlé report on 2020 commitments “Nestlé in society: Creating Shared Value 2017”

The 2017 Nestlé in society – Creating Shared Value report details the company’s progress on its key commitments for 2020. The report covers the company’s impact on individuals and families, communities and the planet, supporting the 17 UN Sustainable Development...

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Insights - January 2018

Building a Future to Smile About – Colgate CSR & Sustainability Report 2017

Colgate-Palmolive has published its 2017 CSR and Sustainability Report "Builsing a Future to Smile About" including its 2015 - 2020 Sustainaibility Strategy....

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Insights - January 2018

This is Forward – Coca-Cola’s new Sustainability Action Plan for 2025

Coca-Cola has launched its new Sustainability Action Plan "This is Forward" outlining six key areas for action: action on water, packaging, drinks, sociey, climate and supply chain. In each of these areas Coca-Cola has made a number of commitments until...

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Insights - January 2018

Unilever Sustainable Living Plan 2017

The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan sets out to decouple growth from environmental footprint, while increasing positive social impact. The Plan has three big goals to achieve, underpinned by nine commitments and targets spanning Unilever's social, environmental and economic performance across...

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Insights - January 2018

The LEGO Group – Responsibility Report 2017

The LEGO Group’s responsibility strategy is based on the LEGO® Brand Framework, which encompasses its mission, aspiration and values....

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Insights - January 2018

Pepsico’s 2025 goals for Products, Planet and People

Pepsico continues to build on its decade-plus commitment to Performance with Purpose with specific and time-bound goals across the focus areas Products, Planet and People....

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Insights - January 2018

Nike 2020 sustainability targets

Nike outlines its ambitious 2020 targets in its Sustainable Business Report 2016/2017.  ...

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Insights - January 2018

Barilla Sustainability Report 2018 “Good for You, Good for the Planet”

Barilla's Sustainability Report 2018 "Good for You, Good for the Planet" is available on its website here:...

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Insights - January 2018

FROM FARM & FIELD TO YOU – Mondelez 2020 Sustainability Goals in Action

The Mondelez 2020 Sustainability Goals focus on areas where the company can have the greatest impact and deliver meaningful change - on the farm where its ingredients are grown and in the manufacturing facilities where its snacks are made and...

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Insights - January 2018

McCormick purpose-led performance report 2017

McCormick brings Purpose-led Performance to life through three key areas - People, Communities and Planet....

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Insights - January 2018

MARS – Building a Sustainable Business

Mars Sustainable in a Generation Plan focuses on three interconnected ambitions that foster commitment to investing in the future, taking a long-term view and leaving the world in a place for future generations - Healthy Planet, Thriving People, Nourishing Wellbeing....

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Insights - January 2018

Kellogg Corporate Responsibility Report 2017/2018

Kellogg's Corporate Responsibility Report 2017/2018 "Nourishing Families So They Can Flourish And Thrive" is available on its website...

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Insights - January 2018

Kimberly-Clark Sustainability 2022 Strategy

In 2022, Kimberly-Clark will have been in business for 150 years – and as it paves the way for another 150 years, sustainability must be at the heart of its business strategy....

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Insights - January 2018

General Mills – Global Responsibility 2017

The General Mills Global Responsibility Report describes commitments, goals, programmes and performances across a broad range of issues....

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Insights - January 2018

Arla Foods Corporate Strategy – Good Growth 2020

Found out more about Arla's Good Growth Strategy 2020. We aim to grow the value of our farmer owners’ milk by developing our position as a leading global dairy company that adds value...

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Insights - January 2018

DIAGEO 2020 targets on sustainability

DIAGEO has set ambitious targets to be reached by 2020 and is committed to measuring and reporting on every programme that it runs in its top 20 markets. The targets were selected to ensure DIAGEO helps to achieve the UN’s...

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Insights - January 2018

Better Health, Better Lives & Better World – Danone’s sustainability commitments

Danone highlights its sustainability commitments for Better Health, Better Lives and Better World....

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Insights - January 2018

Towards a Healthier 2020 – Johnson & Johnson Health for Humanity 2020 Goals

The Health for Humanity 2020 Goals focus citizenship and sustainability efforts where Johnson & Johnson believes it can achieve the greatest impact. The goals underscore and reflect its long-term commitment to delivering sustainable social, environmental and economic change across the...

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Insights - January 2018

Henkel publishes its 2017 Sustainability Report

Creating sustainable value – our purpose at Henkel – is both the essence of our heritage and the ambition that guides our actions.” Kathrin Menges, Executive Vice President Human Resources and Chair of Henkel’s Sustainability Council...

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Insights - January 2018

BIC sets its new sustainable development commitments for 2025

For more than 60 years, BIC has honored the tradition of providing high-quality, simple, inventive and reliable choices for everyone, everywhere, every time. Since the very beginning, sustainability has been deeply rooted in BIC’s values as an integral part of...

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Insights - January 2018

Clear commitment to climate protection: Beiersdorf publishes Sustainability Review 2017

Beiersdorf's 2020/2025 ambitious commitments are designed to ensure that the company is focused on the areas where it can have the greatest impact. By 2020 Beiersdorf for example plans to switch over the electricity supply at all its production and...

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Insights - January 2018

SC Johnson Sustainability Report 2017

SC Johnson’s 2017 sustainability report "The Science Inside" shares the company’s progress in its efforts to help protect the environment, improve lives and champion ingredient transparency....

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Insights - January 2018

Signify Sustainability Goals 2020

Signify's Sustainability Goals 2020 and its 2018 Q1 progress is outlined on the company's website here:...

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Insights - January 2018

FrieslandCampina CSR report 2017

FrieslandCampina’s purpose – nourishing by nature – stands for better nutrition for the world’s consumers, a good living for our farmers, now and for generations to come....

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Insights - January 2018

The betterRB strategy

Sustainability is at the heart of the betterRB corporate strategy which consists of three strategic pillars – betterbusiness, bettersociety and betterenvironment....

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Insights - January 2018

Orkla 2025 sustainability targets

Orkla aims to make the transition to low-carbon operations and targets by 2025:...

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Insights - January 2018

Heineken’s Brewing a Better World priorities

Heineken's Brewing a Better World strategy focuses on six areas where the company can make the biggest difference....

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Insights - January 2018

GSK Responsible Business Report 2017

This GSK Responsible Business Supplement Report provides a performance update against the company's 23 responsible business commitments across four key areas: Health for all, Our behaviour, Our people and Our planet....

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Insights - January 2018

Ferrero 2020 Sustainability Goals & CSR Report 2017

Ferrero's Sustainability Goals 2020 for people and planet and their corporate social responsibility report are outlined on its website. Their approach to sustainability is currently based on their social responsibility strategy: “Sharing values to create value” implemented every day through...

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Insights - January 2018

Essity Sustainability Report 2017

Essity Annual and Sustainability Report 2017 is available on the company's website here:...

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Insights - January 2018

Cloetta Sustainability Report 2017

Cloetta’s sustainability commitment has three components: greater well-being, reduced environmental impact and sustainable sourcing....

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Insights - January 2018

Bel’s Corporate Social Responsibility commitments 2025

Bel's 2025 commitments are outlined in the Corporate Social Responsibility Scorecard here:...

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Insights - January 2018

BACARDI LIMITED Corporate Responsibility Report 2017

The 10th annual Corporate Responsibility report produced by Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, focuses on the company's work to manage the social and environmental impacts of its business:...

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Insights - January 2018

LVHM Environmental Report 2017

The LVHM Environmental Report 2017 is available here:...

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Insights - January 2018

Healthy people, sustainable planet – Philips 2020 ambition

Philips outlines its 2020 ambition in the "Healthy people, sustainable planet" programme on its website here:...

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Insights - May 2017

Freudenberg Sustainability Report 2017

Minimizing our Footprint, Maximise our Handprint Freudenberg 2017 Sustainable Report is available in their official...

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Insights - January 2017

Heineken – Brewed by the Sun

HEINEKEN is embedding its commitment to renewable energy, in particular solar energy, in to its brands and communicating it to consumers through its new Brewed by the Sun campaign. It involves some innovative approaches to engaging millennials as well as...

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Insights - January 2017

A small can, a big impact

Unilever invites competitors to adopt its Compressed technology to reduce the environmental impact of the industry.  ...

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