PepsiCo commits to net-zero by 2040

Company reveals ambitious new goal to cut carbon emissions by more than 40% by 2030. This is expected to result in the reduction of over 26 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

NET ZERO
Ikea’s parent company buys forest

The Ingka Group has purchased 11,000 acres of forest in Georgia, US which it will restore to pine forest, protect wildlife and allow access to the public.

RETAIL
Cleaning up fashion’s supply chain

Drapers Sustainable Fashion conference held virtually on March 10-11 will explore the latest developments in cleaning up fashion’s supply chain, and look at how the industry builds back better after the coronavirus pandemic

FASHION
Schools rewarded with books for recycling

Recycle to Read is a new initiative from Wastebuster in association with EPPIC (Extended Plastics Partnership for Innovation in Circularity) and Products of Change to encourage consumers to recycle toys

EDUCATION
US rejoins Paris agreement

In one of his first acts as President of the United States, Joe Biden signed an executive order to have the US rejoin the Paris Agreement

NET ZERO
McDonald’s launches plastic-free Happy Meal

The Marketing Store’s UK team worked with McDonald’s on their first ever paper-only Happy Meal which will contain Top Trumps cards

FOOD
Tesco launches first sustainability-linked bond

Tesco has launched a bond that, for the first time, is linked to the company’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

FINANCIAL
Pritt stick now more sustainable

New formulation contains 97% natural ingredients while keeping its well-known strength and high gluing power

PLASTICS
UN creates video game about ozone layer

A video game and animated short film created by the UN Environment Programme’s Ozone Secretariat aims to educate and inspire young people about climate science

GAMING
Unilever commits to fair living wage

Ambitious commitments and actions include ensuring that everyone who directly provides goods and services to Unilever earns at least a living wage or income by 2030

FMCG