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Carbon Footprint articles

Carbon calculator helps solar firms map environmental footprint

Sainsbury's solar panels

New LCA To Go tool from Ecodesign Centre Wales aims to improve payback time for small solar arrays

09 Jun 2014

How Interserve is building the low carbon business case

Construction workers

Company grew by 50 per cent after acquiring Initial, but it is still determined to meet goal of halving emissions by 2020

03 Jun 2014

Emissions from 10 food and drinks companies 'higher than Scandinavia'

Supermarket aisle

Cereal and soft drinks brands among top polluters singled out in Oxfam report for not doing enough on climate

20 May 2014

Tour de France's Grand Départ aims to seize green jersey

Leeds City Council to assess impact of start of cycling's toughest race in bid to deliver more sustainable public events in the future

19 May 2014

Apple bites into its climate impact

Tech icon reports on environmental progress towards addressing "very real problem of climate change"

22 Apr 2014

European Parliament approves green reporting rules for 6,000 firms

Large companies across the EU to face new non-financial reporting regulations, after long-awaited rules are passed by MEPs

16 Apr 2014

BT debuts free online energy saving training tool

Telco giant expands Better Future programme with new training tool designed to help businesses identify energy saving opportunities

04 Apr 2014

EU urged not to drag its feet over measuring land use footprint

Commission to launch communication next year on how to curb land use impacts, but campaigners want to see speedier action

19 Feb 2014

Athletes' footprints make the hunt for green medals a daunting challenge

Study assessing how sporting federations can lower the huge ecological impacts of elite athletes has pertinent lessons for businesses

18 Feb 2014

State of Green Business: Shadow pricing steps into the limelight

Walmart, Disney and General Motors are among the powerful companies putting a price tag on environmental impacts

07 Feb 2014

Three ways your warehouse is leaking energy and throwing away money

This guest post discusses three ways in which your warehouse is throwing away potential profits, and what you can do to reduce this while doing your bit for the environment

30 Jan 2014

How suburbs are wiping out cities' carbon savings

Major new US study shows how the low carbon footprint of city-dwellers is being offset by colleagues living in high-carbon suburbs

09 Jan 2014

Chief Financial Officers sign up to Prince of Wales' Accounting for Sustainability push

Prince Charles: 'The bottom line is that sustainable business equals good business'

13 Dec 2013

LEGO Group looks to build greener supply chain

Toy giant inks new partnership with WWF to source all its power from renewables by 2016

29 Nov 2013

National Trust aims to share carbon cutting expertise

Conservation charity launches network to help land-owners and charities share strategies to reduce emission and lower energy bills

06 Nov 2013

Adnams reveals carbon 'beer print'

Brewer details how it has now calculated the carbon footprint of its full range of bottled beers

01 Nov 2013

InterContinental checks in to greener hotel rooms

Hotel company's sustainability programmes are successfully targeting the 'sweet spot' between business and societal benefits

07 Oct 2013

Scotland's green energy offsets road and rail emissions

Figures show renewable energy avoided 29 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in the UK last year

07 Oct 2013

HP steps up to ask suppliers to slash emissions

How do you get thousands of suppliers across six continents to reduce their carbon footprint? HP hopes that it's taken the first step

04 Oct 2013

M&S heads carbon management rankings for second year in a row

Retailer found to have best carbon management policy in FTSE100 in rankings compiled by Carbon Clear

03 Oct 2013

How to galvanise your green team

National Grid convened a two-day summit to brainstorm on sustainability to ensure it had employees’ green buy-in, as BusinessGreen Plus reports

03 Oct 2013

How to catch up with mandatory carbon reporting

New government rules requiring all listed companies to report their greenhouse gas emissions come into effect today - but is the market ready?

01 Oct 2013

Greenhouse gas emissions from livestock can be cut by 30 per cent, says FAO

Food and Agriculture Organisation says farmers can slash emissions merely by adopting better methods

26 Sep 2013

CEOs: environmental and social data helps companies make better decisions

PwC survey finds companies identify benefits of measuring and reporting their total impact, but few are actually doing it

25 Sep 2013

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