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Sainsbury's has announced that its 2011 annual report will also include details of its corporate responsibility (CR) performance.
The company claims the move will mean it is the first retailer to fully integrate its CR and financial performance in one report. The retailer has also produced a short film in support of Prince Charles’s accounting for sustainability initiative, which promotes integrated reporting.
The cast of the film includes two stars from the TV programme Dragon’s Den and the chief executives of Virgin, M&S, PepsiCo and Sainsbury’s.
In the film the two Dragons, Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis, appear as “eco-warriors” who discover that the firms are already doing a great deal to reduce their environmental impacts.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a new 'Green Claims Code' to ensure businesses are not misleading consumers about their environmental credentials.
In June 2021, the UK’s governing Conservative Party lost a by-election in Chesham and Amersham, a seat it had held for 47 years. The principal reasons reported as the cause of this defeat were proposed planning reforms and the promotion of housebuilding on greenfield sites across the south of England.
Half of consumers worldwide now consider the sustainability of food and drink itself, not just its packaging, when buying, a survey of 14,000 shoppers across 18 countries has discovered. This suggests that their understanding of sustainability is evolving to include wellbeing and nutrition, with sustainable packaging now considered standard.
The sale of new diesel and petrol heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) will be banned in the UK by 2040 under proposals unveiled in the government's transport decarbonisation plan yesterday.