Amazon is putting two billion dollars in a climate fund that the retailer plans to use for investing in 'clean' technologies. In doing so, the e-commerce giant wants to offset its huge ecological footprint, which appears difficult to reduce.
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In a bid to reduce its carbon footprint by a third in the next ten years, Lidl Belgium will send climate advisers to its most important suppliers.
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For the first time, Gucci has launched a fully sustainable collection: the 'Off The Grid' collection uses ecologically sustainable raw materials, production processes and a 'responsible' advertising campaign.
Unilever wants to make its entire production emission-free by 2039, and will donate a billion euros to a new climate fund.
By 2030, the Carrefour group aims to reduce the CO2 emissions of the products it sells in its stores by 30%. The focus is on vegetable alternatives, local products and sustainable packaging.
Zalando is going to introduce a sustainability test for partners. Those who fail on areas like carbon emissions or ethical standards, will be removed from the platform.
Gucci wants to focus on just two collections per year. By abandoning anything in between, the Kering subsidiary joins a growing list of major names in fashion, who want to make the fashion industry more sustainable after the coronavirus crisis.
A group of fashion designers and luxury labels and department stores calls for a thorough reform of the fashion industry in an open letter. More than ever there is the need for a simpler and more sustainable fashion business, Dries Van Noten says.
Ready-to-wear giants Primark and H&M promise continue to pay textile workers in Bangladesh, even though they are cancelling their orders because of the coronavirus crisis. They do so to support the badly affected country.
Lidl is publishing a list of the suppliers behind its private label brands in Germany. The discounter is one of the first chains in the world to disclose such sensitive information, and says it does so in a move to become more sustainable and transparent.
Organic food chain Sequoia, owned by the French BBG group since last year, has been certified as a carbon-neutral company. The chain says this is a Belgian first.
In France, dozens of companies (including giants like Carrefour and Danone) have signed a pact to change their approach to expiry dates. The initiative came from the Danish app Too Good To Go, which aims to combat food waste.
Eyewear brand Ace & Tate has opened a store on Antwerp's luxury shopping street Schuttershofstraat. The interior has been decorated with recycled plastic waste, in an attempt to lower its carbon footprint.
Sainsbury’s, the United Kingdom's second biggest supermarket chain, promises to become carbon neutral by 2040. Moreover, it pledges to invest a billion pounds to reach that target.
Ikea is building a new, green city store in Vienna: there will be no parking, but the seven-storey building will have green balustrades and roofs with no less than 160 trees.
Starbucks is turning 50 in 2021 and wants to celebrate that by becoming climate-positive. The American chain is announcing major climate ambitions, such as more plant-based options and no longer using disposable packaging.