Electrolux and AIESEC Mobilize Youth to act on Responsible Consumption

Electrolux and AIESEC, which is a global organization for youth leadership, are teaming up around a joint #ActSustainably campaign, raising awareness about SDG 12. The focus is to inform about opportunities for young leaders to take action on food sustainability issues, by volunteering in projects that address challenges such as hunger, poor nutrition, food waste and responsible consumption. More information is available on the dedicated Youth For Global Goals website: https://youth4globalgoals.org/responsible-consumption-and-production/. “Through our Feed the Planet partnership, Electrolux, AIESEC and Worldchefs have launched more than 10 food sustainability projects around…

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Pernod Ricard USA & LOLIWARE Create Sustainable Cocktails With The Straw Of The Future

Earlier this year, Pernod Ricard USA announced its commitment to eliminate single-use, nonbiodegradable straws and stirrers from the beverage business. To further complement this effort, the company is collaborating with award-winning industrial designers and LOLIWARE co-founders, Chelsea Briganti and Leigh Ann Tucker, to reimagine the cocktail consumption experience. Founded in 2014, LOLIWARE is the world’s first edible bioplastics company dedicated to replacing plastic with hypercompostable, edible materials derived from seaweed. The company’s mission is to innovate products that are ‘designed to disappear’.  The co-founders commented, “Our world needs a radically new…

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Whitbread announces science-based carbon target for Earth Day

To mark Earth Day last month, the UK’s largest hospitality company Whitbread is unveiling an industry-leading sustainability commitment which will see its carbon emissions intensity cut in half. The Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and restaurant chain owner is announcing it has set a science-based carbon target (SBT), putting it on course to reduce carbon emissions intensity by 50 per cent by 2025 and as much as 88 per cent by 2050. Whitbread becomes one of just a handful of hospitality companies worldwide to make the pledge and the move is…

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Xerox Partners with PrintReleaf to Help Customers Reach Sustainability Goals

Xerox managed print services (MPS) customers will have the opportunity to contribute to the reforestation of global forests through Xerox’s new partnership with PrintReleaf. Based on a theme of “you print one, we’ll plant one,” PrintReleaf leverages paper usage reporting and equates the number of trees needed to reforest that usage on an equivalent basis in geographic areas of need. Xerox customers around the world will be able to sign up for PrintReleaf as an add-on to a managed print services contract. Through an online portal, Xerox will help customers select the…

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Paul Polman Honoured with Cannes LionHeart Award

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has today announced that Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever, will be honoured with the Cannes LionHeart Award in recognition of his commitment to building sustainability into the heart of Unilever’s operations. Polman took over as Unilever CEO in 2009, and since then has led an ambitious plan to decouple the FMCG company’s growth from overall environmental footprint and increase its positive social impact through the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. Introduced in 2014, the Cannes LionHeart is an honorary award, presented to an individual who…

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