Corporate Sustainablilty – GBRI
 

Waitrose is a British supermarket chain that is all set to launch a redesigned packaging for its Essential product range, and this move is expected to cut several metric tons of packaging materials like glass, plastic etc. annually. Waitrose’s Essential store brand includes more than 200 products across categories such as pantry, bakery, personal care, […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts recently announced that it has met its target (that was set two years ago) of transitioning from polystyrene foam cups to paper cups across all of its restaurants across the world. In Dunkin’ US restaurants, the foam cups have been replaced by double-walled paper cups. The chain reports that it is also on […]

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German consumer goods company Henkel has come up with a packaging for its all-new Persil 4in1 DISCS detergent that has been made from discarded household plastics. The packaging contains 50% postconsumer recycled polypropylene and cardboard, and has been produced by Greiner Packaging. The use of cardboard and plastic combination has reduced plastic content in the […]

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John Goldstein, the head of Goldman Sachs’ Sustainable Finance Group recently termed COVID-19 as a ‘stress test’ for the corporate social responsibility. “The stuff that was being done more for appearances or a label is getting constructively rationalized. Companies are used to getting hundreds of surveys on sustainability issues, but the current turmoil will ‘clarify […]

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Amazon has expanded its network of mini-fulfillment centers in certain cities that have been built specifically to be even more closer to the customers. This is helping the company reduce its same-day shipping time for Prime members, and it will also help it reduce its carbon emissions. Amazon Prime members in Orlando, Dallas, Philadelphia and […]

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Multinational consumer goods manufacturer Procter and Gamble (P&G) recently entered into a 5-year contract with a UK-based recycling and energy recovery company Viridor to purchase recycled plastic. The material sourced would be used for its European Ariel laundry product range. P&G recently said that using this recycled resin for making Ariel Liquid detergent bottles would […]

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Starbucks recently announced its new sustainability initiative. The company CEO Kevin Johnson declared its three major sustainability targets in a public letter to the stakeholders this week. These targets aim to drastically cut carbon emissions, water use, and waste. “Our aspiration is to become resource positive — storing more carbon than we emit, eliminating waste, […]

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Taking an important step towards achieving its 2018 commitment to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, Nestle is planning to invest a whopping $2.07 billion to boost new sustainable packaging solutions and create a stronger market for food-grade recycled plastics. Nestle expects to reduce the use of virgin plastics by one […]

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Did you know that the tequila industry generates around 1 million tons of spent agave fibers annually? These fibers are usually treated as agricultural waste, but now famous tequila maker Jose Cuervo is using agave fiber to make drinking straws. The company previously used the fiber from its production processes to manufacture surfboards, guitars, and […]

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Nevada-based outdoor apparel company Patagonia is well known for making high-quality, durable snow gear, but did you know that it has also been actively involved in measures aimed at reducing environmental impact by minimizing needless consumption? Taking another step in the direction, the company has recently partnered with gear renting platform Awayco to encourage customers […]

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