Sustainability News Roundup- February 2017

09-02-2017 Matthew Drane

Sustainability News Roundup 
February 2017

Here's a roundup of recent articles looking at the big questions for sustainability in 2017, Ikea's progress on waste, CDP's latest report on supply chain emissions and a couple more

Challenges, opportunities and priorities: Sustainability leaders answer the big questions
Edie: What is the biggest challenge facing sustainability professionals? What makes an effective CSR leader? And what should be at the top of your list of priorities for 2017?  Edie asks these questions and more to industry leaders at the Sustainability Leaders Forum
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Ikea sustainability report reveals firm achieved zero waste to landfill
Huffington Post: Ikea has announced it has achieved zero waste to landfill in the UK for the first time and now even turns a profit from waste, with recycled materials forming parts of its best-selling products.
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CDP: Big businesses are driving huge cuts in supply chain emissions
Edie: The world's largest corporate buyers are ramping up efforts to reduce emissions across their supply chains, according to the latest research from global disclosure organisation CDP.
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Kering shifts focus to supply chain with 2025 strategy
Edie: Global luxury fashion group Kering has revealed new targets which place a focus on emissions reductions and supply chain sustainability, as part of the next phase of its CSR strategy.
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M&S and Unilever promise plastic redesign to cut waste
The Guardian: Predictions that our oceans could contain more plastic than fish by 2050 have forced brands to rethink packaging
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Swedish supermarkets replace sticky labels with laser marking
The Guardian: Food retailers are aiming to cut plastic packaging by ditching stickers on fruits and vegetables, instead using hi-tech ‘natural branding’
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