General Assembly for children

Children worldwide will hold their own General Assembly in Denmark at the same time as this year’s UN General Assembly in New York over 19-21 September.

EDUCATION
boohoo Group commits to ethical sourcing

Second independent report from Sir Brian Leveson PC results in boohoo reducing the number of clothing suppliers it works with to just 78 who meet its new supply chain standards.

FASHION
Tesco sets out climate manifesto

Retailer outlines five key areas of focus including cutting absolute emissions from energy and supporting the UK’s transition to electric transport.

RETAIL
Children’s magazine publishers working on sustainable solutions

After Tuesday’s (23 March) news that Waitrose will no longer sell children’s magazines containing disposable toys, Redan, Immediate Media and Kennedy highlight the steps they are taking to become more sustainable.

PUBLISHING
Responsible farming key to bioplastic

Kirsty Wood, development technologist and sustainability lead for Hexpol TPE was live on the POC platform on Monday (22 March) to discuss the future of bio-based plastics.

PLASTICS
LEGO, Xbox, Hasbro to speak at licensing summit

The LEGO Group, Microsoft Xbox, Revlon, Elizabeth Arden, Studiocanal, Perry Ellis, Hasbro and Chefclub will speak at this summer’s Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit, taking place online from 9-11 June.

NETWORKING
Sustainability drives business decisions

83% of independent greeting card retailers say sustainability has driven their business decisions.

RETAIL
Sustainability creates value for brands

“It doesn’t matter what you call it, as long as you do it,” Mattel’s head of sustainability, Pamela Gill-Alabaster commented about sustainability in a Licensing International webinar last week (18 March).

EDUCATION
Making business changes

James George, development network Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation spoke to Products of Change members last week (March 18) on steps you can take to change business practices.

PACKAGING
Kerbside plastic collections up 2%

Local authorities collected 560,000 tonnes of plastic for recycling in 2020, an overall increase of 2% on 2019.

PLASTICS