Sustainability

Smart Charge from Sainsbury’s introduces Nectar points to reward customers for electric vehicle charging

12th June 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

EV drivers using Sainsbury’s ultra-rapid charging service, Smart Charge, can get rewarded with Nectar points for charging their electric vehicles The bold move makes Smart Charge the first [...]

Sainsbury’s reduces plastic waste by almost 700 tonnes through fish and chicken packaging revamp

11th June 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

Sainsbury’s is pioneering the way in plastic reduction as the first retailer to introduce pulp trays for all of its salmon and trout products, which use 70 [...]

UK consumers helped generated £28m in Fairtrade Premium for producers as Fairtrade

6th June 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

Shoppers continue to support Fairtrade with latest figures revealing that UK retail sales volumes of Fairtrade cocoa sales volumes grew by 6% and tea by 5% in [...]

Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses hungry to switch to an EV future despite regulatory ‘potholes’

6th June 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses are charging ahead to install on-site electric vehicle (EV) charge points to decarbonise their commercial fleets and offer charging facilities to the [...]

B&Q commits to selling 100 percent peat-free plants by 2026

29th May 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

The home improvement retailer, which already offers only 100 percent peat-free bagged compost, has committed to selling only 100 percent peat-free plants by 2026 This achievement is [...]

ITV announces eBay UK as headline sponsor for Love Island S11, marking fifth series of partnership as pre-loved continues to turn up the heat

16th May 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

65% of Gen Z buying pre-loved fashion as a result of the Love Island effect  Searches for pre-loved Islander-inspired outfits up by 4000% on the marketplace The [...]

London Marathon events partnership with Salvation Army results in record clothing

13th May 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

London Marathon Events (LME) partnered with the Salvation Army Trading Company (SATCoL), the trading arm of The Salvation Army, to collect discarded participant clothing at its event [...]

IKEA UK shares update on Oxford Street city store, now opening spring 2025

10th May 2024|Company News, Latest News, New Stores, Projects, Sustainability|

The retailer remains fully committed to opening as the sensitive and sustainable renovation mega-project at 214 Oxford Street continues IKEA UK has confirmed its Oxford Street city [...]

Amazon brings electric cargo bike deliveries to Belfast customers

8th May 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

A fleet of electric cargo bikes will deliver thousands of packages per week as Amazon opens its first micromobility hub at delivery station in Northern Ireland The [...]

Screwfix halves direct carbon emissions and commits £1 million to increase refurb programme

1st May 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

The omnichannel retailer has reduced direct carbon emissions by 50 percent from over 23,000 tonnes since 2022. Screwfix celebrated the opening of its 900th store recently, with [...]

Decathlon expands Buyback Service to include wider array of sports equipment ahead of a summer of sport

24th April 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

Decathlon will buy back or repair customers’ old sports gear in exchange for store credit to give products a second life Expansion aims to help customers benefit [...]

M&S calls on the nation to give their pre-loved clothing a second life with trial of free postal donation service

22nd April 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

One third of the UK does not know what to do with pre-loved clothing which is unwearable according to new research. WRAP, the climate action NGO, define [...]

Introducing the second annual Good Festival by Westfield: Celebrating sustainability and mindful living

18th April 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

The ‘Westfield Good Festival’ will take place at Westfield Stratford City from 3rd – 6th May and 16th – 19th May at Westfield London. This sustainability-focused event is designed to empower shoppers [...]

Hobbycraft provides more reusable, recyclable, and packaging-free products than ever before

27th March 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

Hobbycraft, the UK’s largest arts and crafts retailer, has continued its commitment to building a more sustainable future by providing more reusable, recyclable, and packaging-free products in [...]

Barbour Re-Loved partners with Oxfam at Glastonbury to deliver charity rental scheme

19th March 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

Heritage and lifestyle brand Barbour has partnered with Oxfam, the international poverty-fighting organisation at Glastonbury to launch for the very first time, a Barbour Re-Loved jacket rental [...]

ZigZag has partnered with JogOn to help stop one million shoes from going to landfill

14th March 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

ZigZag, a provider of technology-driven retail returns solutions, has partnered with environmental campaign, JogOn, in its commitment to prevent one million pairs of running shoes from going to [...]

Decathlon rebrands to “Move People Through the Wonders of Sport”

13th March 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

Decathlon, a global leading multi-specialist sports brand, is revealing its new purpose, to “Move People Through the Wonders of Sport”, and the strategy behind this bold new ambition [...]

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