Responsible Consumption & Production

Nestle takes Cocoa Plan to Facebook through KitKat

The world’s appetite for chocolate shows no signs of diminishing, but the supply of its core ingredient, cocoa, is insecure. Cocoa trees are fragile – they need very specific conditions to grow, which means only a few countries can produce the crop.

Nestle's notable healthy food investments

Nestle has been busy investing in the research and development of its nutrition products, including $500 million between 2011 and 2013 - which saw the creation of a wholly-owned subsidiary, Nestle Health Science, and a research body, the

Panera has a story to tell about its anti antibiotic stand

St.Louis based bakery chain Panera Bread has been using antibiotic-free chicken since 2004, by sourcing exclusively from farmers with the required operating methods. It even helped those same farmers scale up their operations to meet its antibiotic-free demand, which has grown by approximately 350%.

Patagonia stresses durable sustainability with Worn Wear

In these times of cheap clothing, you might expect apparel brands to encourage us to buy more, but outdoor clothing company Patagonia is pushing in the other direction.

Pepsi Challenge shines a liter of light on communities lacking electricity

Liter of Light is the latest campaign within the 2015 Pepsi Challenge - a series of consumer collaboration projects that encourage Pepsi drinkers to think differently, dream bigger, and have fun.

PepsiCo improves on palm oil but could do better says NGOs

The production of palm oil is fraught with sustainability issues - deforestation, loss of habitat and irreversible land degradation being the major issues. This is bad news for a majority of the world’s food production and personal care product companies, as palm oil is a key ingredient in many of their products.

PepsiCo promoting sustainable lifestyles

PepsiCo has been active in fighting poor nutrition in its own backyard, with the food safety of low-income families in the USA having taken a huge plunge after 2008. Its Food for Good initiative was established in 2009 to provide underserved children in Dallas, Houston, Austin and Chicago with meals outside of school.

Philips uses Vine for recycling show

Recycling isn’t necessarily the most entertaining topic, and it’s not easy to tell a recycling story in six seconds, but Philips makes a good effort in this geeky piece of Vinery.

Plastic Bank seeks a common currency for recycling

Plastic Bank takes waste plastic and aims to convert it into a usable currency - ensuring a fixed rate for waste pickers in some of the world’s poorest and most plastic- toxicated areas. The idea has been labeled as “Social Plastic”, a term emphasising the positive sustainability aspects of the material.

Safeway's Fresh from our Farmers takes consumers behind the scenes of sourcing

One of the consumer gripes about supermarkets is that they form a barrier between us, as customers, and the fresh food which we consider healthier. Packaged and preserved food may be convenient, but fresh produce straight from the farm has got to be better, we believe.