Tred announces Mastercard green debit card to help track and offset customers’ carbon footprint

Tred are launching a Mastercard green debit card in the UK, enabled by global payments platform Nium’s card issuing service. Our mission is to make your money work for both you and the planet, because it’s through your money that you can make an impact on climate change. Our first focus is to make everyday spending more sustainable through our debit card and accompanying app. The Tred green debit card, made from recycled plastic, will be the UK’s first green debit card that gives you the all-in-one ability to track,…

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Dow and Crocs Announce a New Collaboration To Help Lower the Carbon Footprint of Crocs’ Iconic Footwear

Dow, and Crocs Inc., a global leader in innovative casual footwear, have announced an exciting collaboration to create shoes that balance environmental responsibility with effective performance. Dow will supply bio-based materials for use in Crocs’ manufacturing process, which have an even lower CO2 impact than their current Croslite™ material, providing a more sustainable choice for Crocs’ customers everywhere. This involves Crocs introducing bio-based Croslite™ into its shoes – the predominant material in Crocs footwear. This bio-based material uses Dow’s new ECOLIBRIUM™ technology to create a more sustainable solution with a…

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M&S Resets Plan A With Pledge To Cut Its Carbon Footprint By A Third By 2025 As Part Of Its Commitment To Be Fully Net Zero By 2040

M&S has reset its Plan A sustainability programme, with a singular focus on becoming a net zero Scope 3 business across its entire supply chain and products by 2040. The retailer has set out a detailed roadmap to net zero using science-based targets aligned to the UN ambition of limiting global warming to 1.5c. The ambitious target would see M&S achieve full net zero ten years ahead of the government’s UK-wide strategy and will require rapid decarbonisation of its business to cut its carbon footprint by a third by 2025,…

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Carbon footprint a mystery to 9 out of 10 small businesses

Research published today by the British Chambers of Commerce in partnership with O2 has found that only one in ten (11%) responding businesses, of more than 1,000 surveyed in the UK, are measuring their carbon footprint. This falls to 9% for small businesses, and 5% for microbusinesses, with fewer than 10 employees. By contrast 26% of larger firms, with more than 50 employees, are measuring their footprint. The research also showed only one in seven (13%) have set targets to reduce their emissions – down from one in five (21%)…

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Mitie works with Vodafone UK to reduce its carbon footprint by 25,000 tonnes and save 100GWh of energy in three years

Mitie has announced that it has supported Vodafone UK in reducing its carbon footprint, saving 100 gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy, equivalent to 25,000 tonnes of CO2, in just three years. The energy saved could power a town with a population of 65,000 people for a year and represents a financial saving of around £10 million. The energy savings were achieved by optimising heating and cooling systems in offices and managing air flow to keep technical sites cool in the most energy efficient way; and were validated by third-party energy…

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