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Companies failing to recognise role of HR in delivering sustainability

Human resources departments could act as a valuable lever in driving forward employee engagement on corporate sustainability issues but they often remain sidelined, one CSR expert has said.
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Monsanto targets smarter irrigation to drive 25% water use reduction by 2020

Agricultural giant Monsanto has pledged to increase irrigation water efficiency across its global seed production operations by 25% by 2020 and will report on its progress in meeting this goal.
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Queens speech: win on plastic bags, lose on zero-carbon homes

Despite affirming "My ministers champion efforts to secure a global agreement on climate change", the final Queens speech before the next general election was decidedly thin when it came to action
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Unilever calls for business mindfulness on consumption

Unilever CEO Paul Polman has questioned whether businesses are in denial over the growing trend for mindful consumption, as he called for companies to widen their understanding on the issue.
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Carton manufacturers focus on verified traceability

The UKs largest producers of beverage cartons are well on track to meet their commitment to source 100% fully traceable wood fibre by 2015, according to a new industry report.
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Renewable energy industry dismisses calls for EU-wide changes

The renewables sector has hit back at comments made earlier this week by Energy UK that it has an emotion-driven and expensive agenda.
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Reuse and closed loop recovery models set to power UK growth

Reuse and smarter closed loop reprocessing technologies offer two of the biggest growth opportunities for the UKs waste sector, new research has revealed.
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Waitrose teams up with Technology Strategy Board to produce renewable fertiliser

Supermarket chain Waitrose is stepping up its sustainability drive by joining forces with the Technology Strategy Board to develop a system for the production of renewable fertiliser.
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IKEA announces largest renewable energy investment with US wind farm

IKEA has announced its largest global renewable energy investment to date, purchasing a 98 megawatt wind farm in Illinois, US.
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Adidas hits back at World Cup toxic scandal report

Adidas has thrown off an investigation and subsequent protest from Greenpeace about the presence of dangerous chemicals in official World Cup merchandise.
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Waitrose unveils misshapen tomatoes in bid to cut food waste

Waitrose has announced that it has started to sell a range of misshapen tomatoes in an attempt to cut down on food waste.
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British expertise can help China hit critical offshore wind targets

The UK is leading the way when it comes to offshore wind; with new reports from the Carbon Trust claiming that our expertise could help China hit a deployment target of 5GW of offshore wind by
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New EU reform to strengthen corporate accountability

A reform to strengthen corporate accountability and transparency regarding the impact of businesses activities on human rights, the environment and society has been adopted by the European
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Bird of the Week: Varied Bunting

Like Painted Buntings, male Varied Buntings shine like jewels. The brilliant colors of Varied Buntings stand out in their arid habitat. But despite their striking appearance, this is an inconspicuous
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Obama to unveil historic climate change plan to cut US carbon pollution

President Barack Obama will unveil a plan on Monday that will cut carbon pollution from power plants and promote cap-and-trade, undertaking the most significant action on climate change in
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Boris Johnson puts food waste in the spotlight for Londons hospitality businesses

London Mayor Boris Johnson is urging restaurants, pubs and hotels across the capital to sign up to a new scheme that could significantly reduce food waste, saving thousands of pounds in the
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Power to you: Vodafone launches eco-rating for mobile phones

Mobile operator Vodafone has this month introduced a sustainability ranking scheme for mobile phones in the UK, to help customers compare the environmental and social impacts of different
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Danone commits to zero-deforestation palm oil

Multinational food supplier Danone has pledged to buy all of its palm oil from known and traceable sources by the end of 2015 as part of its target to become completely deforestation and
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TNT rewarded for waste-reduction initiatives

TNT Express Services has become the first business in the UK transport and logistics industry to receive the Carbon Trust Waste Standard for significantly increasing the amount of waste it sends
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Entry open for the 2014 Sustainability Leaders Awards

The Sustainability Leaders Awards 2014 have launched today and entry is now open until the July 11th deadline.
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