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The world's largest furniture retailer has revealed that 70% of the materials used to make its products during 2018 were either renewable or recycled, as it strives to reach the 100% mark by 2030.
Supermarket chain Co-op has set a new, ongoing target of sourcing 100% sustainably certified soy across its supply chains, after joining global Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS).
As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.
Welcome back to the green room - edie's exclusive interview hub for sustainability leaders, brought to you as part of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast. Up next to provide the insights of a leading sustainable business: Pernod Ricard's vice president of global sustainability Vanessa Wright.
Google, Facebook and Walmart are amongst the businesses to commit to bringing more than 60GW of renewable energy online in the US through the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA).
Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has today (3 April) launched four smart energy systems demonstrator projects across the UK, in a bid to help towns and cities become "hubs" to spur the low-carbon transition across the electricity, heat, cooling and transport sectors.
Yorkshire Water has launched its first sustainability bond in a bid to raise £350m from investors.
Sportswear giants Adidas and Reebok and outdoor clothing brand Patagonia have been named as the corporates leading the fashion sector's drive for greater transparency around supply chain activity, in a new ranking of 200 of the industry's largest companies.
Coffee chain Costa has joined a collaborative, business-led initiative which uses a food sharing app to help tackle food waste and food poverty issues in Hull.
April 2019 may well go down as a defining month in the ongoing battle to halt, and ultimately reverse climate change. Global climate strikes led by school children paved the way for the Extinction Rebellion protests to capture the interests of the UK public.
The government's rejection of plans for a new open cast coal mine faces a High Court challenge amidst accusations by the project's backers that the move will push up energy prices by increasing the UK's reliance on risky overseas supplies of the fuel.
The owner of household brands such as Ariel, Gillette, Fairy, Pampers and Head & Shoulders has unveiled a new suite of 2030 sustainability targets, having achieved many of its goals for 2020.
A big drop in plastic bags found in the seas around Britain has been credited to the introduction of charges for plastic bags across Europe.
Pret A Manger has unveiled a new range of reusable bottles to help reduce the amount of plastic used by customers.
Organisations seeking to capitalise on the benefits offered by smart grid technologies and solutions now have access to a new edie Explains guide which breaks down everything you need to know about making the smart grid transition.
The UK's largest hospitality company Whitbread, has pledged to halve emissions in the next seven years as part of an "industry-leading" science-based target.
The world's largest brewer is rolling out what it claims is a greener way to put bubbles in beer and reduce its CO2 emissions by 5%.
A London-based firm has conducted the UK's first physical blockchain energy trade, which has enabled housing estate residents to benefit from renewable energy sources.
Barclays has launched a Green Home Mortgage scheme, offering homebuyers preferential interest rates and savings of more than £1,300 on energy-efficient new build houses.
Retailers will not suffer financial losses from the introduction of a plastic bottle deposit return scheme (DRS) in the UK, according to an analysis of a similar system in Norway.
A windfarm in Scotland is set to provide the cheapest electricity ever produced by an offshore wind farm by using two recently launched technologies, developer Mainstream Renewable Power said.
Green businesses that raise finance through crowdfunding could have trouble getting bigger investors on board further down the line, according to an expert speaker at Sustainability Live.
What were the biggest stories for sustainability professionals in March? Find out in our round-up which takes a look-back at the month in pictures.
Innovation and improvements to grid connections could make onshore wind the most cost-effective new electricity source by 2020, according to the Onshore Wind Cost Reduction Taskforce.
After more than 10 years of debate, the European Parliament has today (28 April) agreed new laws to limit the use of crop-based biofuels across the continent.
A Resource Management and Circular Economy Act, a ban on biodegradable waste to landfill, and a statutory duty on businesses to collect and submit data on waste all form part of a new manifesto for the next UK Government released by the recycling industry today (1 April).
Upmarket department store firm John Lewis has announced it will review its green goals after seeing its absolute emissions grow by almost 7% last year.
Waste management firm Viridor has hailed the closure of two landfill sites as the "end of an era" as non-recyclable waste is instead being transformed into energy.
The show's over! Sustainability Live was a huge success this week, generating some fascinating figures from expert speakers, presentations, panel discussions and an awards ceremony.
London has taken sixth spot in a new ranking of 23 European cities on air quality, but mayor Boris Johnson is "lucky" to have been rated so highly as he has no plans to comply with air pollution laws until after 2030, if ever.
A cat ended up making an unplanned trip to a Scottish recycling plant after he was accidentally picked up as part of a house clearance.
A competition encouraging farmers to take small steps to improve the local environment has been launched in Wales.
Professionals across the whole spectrum of industries need to think about the environmental impact of their work and the implications of the sustainability agenda.
Redesign of the traditional shoebox by sportswear giant Puma is set to cut paper waste from the packaging by almost two thirds.
A combined legacy of neglect and corruption has left many eastern European countries with huge pollution problems, according to a leading contamination expert at BEX.
While the UN climate talks in December failed to reach the headline global agreement environmentalists were after, Mayors and other city leaders from around the world made a quiet commitment to address sustainability issues on a more local level.
A council embroiled in an 11-year legal battle with families seeking compensation for birth defects allegedly linked to failings in the clean-up of an industrial site in the town has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to 19 young people.
Reducing carbon emissions is important but we must take care not to allow it to blind us to the importance of the rest of the sustainability agenda.
Whoever is leading the country come May 7 needs to do more to stimulate the low carbon economy, according to a leading figure in the environmental industries.
Keeping staff informed and educating people about green improvements was discussed at NEMEX.