Responsible Consumption & Production

Sainsbury's makes power through waste thanks to anaerobic digestion

Dumping food waste in landfill sites is environmentally dangerous for a few reasons, mostly because when it decomposes it emits gases which contribute to climate change. These gases can instead be used for heating and cooking inside our homes, made possible through a process called anaerobic digestion.

Samsung takes the old and reuses it for new products

High technology products present real difficulties with waste. They often contain environmentally and bio-hazardous materials, meaning that they can adversely affect the places where they are disposed of.

Sourced by George spotlights transparent information

Provenance has always been a key focus for George at ASDA, which has been selling stylish and affordable clothes since 1990.

Starwood serves up sustainable luxury

One of the big communications challenges around sustainability is overcoming the idea that being green means being mean. Our favorite luxuries are frivolous and wasteful, right? Well, not necessarily.

Subway offers a fair deal on sustainable sourcing

The large scale farming of foods like beef and palm oil naturally requires a lot of land. Increasingly, tropical forest is being clear cut to access that land.

Sustainable Sourcing - Sustainly Explainer

Sourcing is an increasing sustainability issue for businesses, which is closely linked to supply chains. It is greatly important for companies to know where products are made and under what conditions, as well as being able to handle the negative implications found within the supply chain.

Tesco teams up with Foodcloud to redistribute unsold food

Foodcloud is a social enterprise from Ireland that matches charities and community groups with businesses looking to offload excess food before its sell-by date through the use of smartphone app.

Tesco's sustainable farming investment strategy

Nothing ever stays still in the UK supermarket industry. With the ever-expanding market of the conscious consumer, and stiff competition from other retailers, British-based multinational Tesco needs to ensure that its products are set apart from its rivals.

TOMS takes One Day Without Shoes to Instagram

Whenever you buy a pair of TOMS shoes, the company donates a pair to a child in need. Now, for a few weeks in May 2015, TOMS is going one better - you don’t need to buy any shoes, just post a photo of your bare feet to Instagram with the hashtag #withoutshoes, and TOMS will send shoes to someone in need.

Twinings excels at ethical employment

Associated British Foods’ premier tea brand, Twinings, has a reputation as a high quality, ethical brand. A founding member of the Ethical Tea Partnership in 1997, Twinings’ commitment to sustainability causes goes back a lot further - to the impact that philanthropist and social reformer Louisa Twining had on the lives of the poor in the 1850s and ‘60s.