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23 October2020

Moncler commits to carbon neutrality and 100% renewable electricity

Luxury fashion brand Moncler has pledged to ensure that its direct operations are carbon-neutral within a year and to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2023.

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13 October2020

Food and retail giants to collaborate on government-backed scheme to reduce food waste

Some of the UK's largest retailers and food manufacturers, including Unilever, M&S, Nestlé and Amazon are collaborating to deliver a new network of "food waste champions" to help reduce the amount of food waste produced by the sectors.

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9 October2020

Rishi Sunak is examining proposals for a UK-wide carbon tax that could raise billions of pounds while encouraging the drive towards net-zero emissions. 

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23 September 2020

Savills UK has committed to achieving net zero carbon by 2030, ahead of the Government’s target of 2050.

The firm will work towards zero net energy consumption, achieving an overall balance between emissions produced and emissions taken out of the atmosphere, building on the positive foundation of its progress to date.

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23 September 2020

The world's largest cement manufacturer, LafargeHolcim, has committed to becoming the first global building materials company to have targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

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3 September 2020

edie is hosting an afternoon of back-to-back virtual sessions on 23 September exploring how businesses can ignite a green recovery. Sessions will feature sustainability experts from BT, the Bank of England, the Aldersgate Group and more.

For full details on the three live, interactive sessions, click here: https://lnkd.in/dQZUZxE

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2 September 2020

 The ICCT reports the UK had only 22,613 public or workplace EV chargers at the end of 2019 and this is only 15% of what would be needed by 2025 and 5% of the 2030 requirement.

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2 September 2020

 The joint industry ‘2050 Climate Ambition’ sees 40 global cement companies commit to delivering a carbon-neutral cement by 2050, aligning with the aspirations of the Paris climate accord. Companies included in the ambition are Cemex, Dalmia Cement and Heidelberg.

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2 September 2020

Velux partners with WWF to capture lifetime carbon emissions

The Velux Group has pledged to offset 100% of its carbon emissions in the future and to capture the equivalent of its historical carbon footprint using nature-based climate solutions by 2041.

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2 September 2020

HMRC sets 2040 net-zero target

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has set a net-zero target for 2040 - a decade ahead of the national deadline - and pledged to halve non-operational business travel as a first step.

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2 September 2020

Timberland targets net-positive nature impact by 2030

Fashion giant Timberland has pledged to ensure that it has a net-positive impact on nature within a decade - a vision underpinned by commitments to regenerative agriculture and the circular economy.

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26 August 2020

edie's next masterclass webinar is taking place next Tuesday (1 September). Be sure to tune in to learn about managing and reducing your organisation's Scope 3 (indirect) emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, featuring insight from Pukka Herbs' sustainability manager Vicky Murray. Link

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26 August 2020

B&Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher has built on its overarching vision of becoming a 'net-positive' business with a 2025 commitment to create more forests than it uses.

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25 August 2020

Warrington Borough Council launches resident-funded green bond in bid to reach net-zero

Warrington Borough Council has launched a green bond that will see residents invest in the region's renewable energy and energy storage sectors, as it works to deliver a carbon-neutral town by 2030.

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25 August 2020

Brewdog achieves 'carbon negativity', offsetting more emissions than it generates.

Brewdog has announced that it is now offsetting more emissions than it generates across Scope 1 (direct), Scope 2 (power-related) and upstream Scope 3 (indirect) sources.

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21 August 2020

Dixons Carphone has signed up to the Climate Group's EV100 initiative, pledging to switch its commercial fleet to electric and alternative fuel vehicles by 2030 and to transition more than half of its medium duty vehicles. Link

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21 August 2020

Environment Bill update: UK to introduce legally binding nature, water, air and waste targets from 2022. Link

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21 August 2020

Electric vehicle (EV) sales are expected to reach 45 million unit sales a year by 2040, growing 35 times its current size, with the globe's EV stock set to surpass 320 million, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie.

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20 August 2020

Amazon has unveiled plans to invest $1.4bn (£1.06bn) in new office space in the US, signalling its confidence in the return of workers to the office.

Covid19 resilience + sustainability will be important.

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20 August 2020

Five major companies including Mott MacDonald have signed up to the World Green Building Council's (WorldGBC) net-zero carbon commitment, which binds signatories to reach carbon neutral operations by 2030.

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20 August 2020

Employees Want COVID Workplace Safety

Survey shows 85% of employees say an employer has an obligation to be notified if they may have been in contact with a co-worker who has tested positive.