Ørsted joins the SteelZero initiative to support transition to low-carbon steel

SteelZero, a global initiative to drive market demand for net-zero emissions steel, has been launched with support from major steel-using organisations, including Ørsted. The steel industry contributes about 7 % of global carbon emissions, making it one of the largest contributors to climate change. Zero-emissions steel is critical to meeting global climate goals and decarbonising the steel sector and value chain. On track to be carbon-neutral in 2025, Ørsted targets a net-zero carbon footprint and carbon-neutral supply chain in 2040. Steel accounts for about half of the emissions in Ørsted’s…

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Unilever commits to help build a more inclusive society

Unilever has announced a wide-ranging set of commitments and actions to help build a more equitable and inclusive society by raising living standards across its value chain, creating opportunities through inclusivity, and preparing people for the future of work. Unilever’s main commitments include: Ensuring that everyone who directly provides goods and services to the company earns at least a living wage or income, by 2030 Spending €2 billion annually with suppliers owned and managed by people from under-represented groups, by 2025 Pioneering new employment models for our employees, and equipping…

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5, 6, 7, Don-8! Steps get behind Prince’s Trust month-long challenge to help young people in the UK

Pop group Steps have joined forces with the Prince’s Trust to support the upcoming Future Steps challenge, which aims to get people on their feet for a good cause. The 10,000 steps-a-day challenge, powered by Utilita, will run throughout February to raise vital funds in a bid to support young people through the difficult times ahead. Against a backdrop of rising unemployment brought on by the pandemic, The Trust is giving young people hope for the future by supporting them to develop the confidence and skills they need to move into work,…

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Greenham Trust launches ‘Laptops for Lockdown Learning’ fund to support underprivileged children’s home-schooling

Approximately 9% of children in the UK – between 1.1 million and 1.8 million – do not have access to a laptop, desktop or tablet at home, according to Ofcom. The majority of pupils in need have had to either use parents’ mobile phones (which are often on pay as you go and can cost up to £100 a day to access data), share devices with siblings who are also learning remotely or have gone without access to any device at all. In response to growing demand from schools, Greenham Trust…

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International artists unite as part of Music Feeds concert, in support of FareShare, Help Musicians and Stagehand

Sam Smith, The Blossoms, Fontaines D.C., Newton Faulkner and Flogging Molly will join more than 30 international artists uniting to raise vital funds to fight food poverty, help struggling music acts and entertainment industry workers. “We are so grateful to Co-op for their incredible support, both throughout the Covid-19 crisis and all year round. As we battle through the third national lockdown, our staff and volunteers continue to work under challenging circumstances to get vital food supplies out to communities in need. This exciting virtual music festival serves as the perfect opportunity to bring fans across the world together – and all for…

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