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Tesco software rollout aims to ensure every little energy-saving helps

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Retail giant confirms it has inked a three year deal to deploy Elster EnergyICT management software across its estate

18 Sep 2014

Sustainable seafood scheme covers one tenth of world's wild fisheries

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New Marine Stewardship Council report reveals that nearly $5bn worth of its sustainably certified seafood was sold last year

17 Sep 2014

Supermarkets pledge to be honest about sustainable fishing claims

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Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Morrisons and others commit to rolling out standardised labelling next year

16 Sep 2014

Organic growth - General Mills to acquire Annie's Inc in $820m deal

US food giant agrees deal for organic ready meal trailblazer, as demand for greener foods grows at 12 per cent a year

12 Sep 2014

Biogas boost as M&S buys green gas certificates

Retail giant purchases 35,000 megawatt hours of biomethane certificates in latest bid to cut its carbon footprint

09 Sep 2014

From tomatoes to tea - Unilever reveals next phase of sustainable supply chain push

Company announces it is to team up with Dutch NGO Solidaridad as it seeks to significantly expand sustainable supply chain initiative

04 Sep 2014

Could an energy-saving 'five a day' campaign deliver healthier energy bills?

As John Lewis reveals success of new energy labelling scheme, Baroness Verma argues campaign to promote energy-saving best practices could help people cut bills and emissions

04 Sep 2014

ConAgra joins movement for deforestation-free palm oil

Large investors withdraw a shareowner resolution after the packaged food giant agrees to remove tree-cutting palm oil suppliers from its supply chain

29 Aug 2014

Plastic bag use plummets following Northern Ireland levy

Assembly confirms five pence levy has delivered desired reduction in plastic bag use

29 Aug 2014

Tree loses out in battle between Aldi and Ecology

Ecology building society’s month long battle to save an ancient lime in West Yorkshire falls foul of planning laws

28 Aug 2014

Estee Chaikin: Hanergy, IKEA, and the transformative power of solar panels

BusinessGreen's Young Sustainability Executive of the Year reveals how an interest in consumer behaviour helped shape one of the world's most exciting solar initiatives

28 Aug 2014

Nespresso pledges £330m to become "carbon neutral" by 2020

Leading coffee brand brews up host of green supply chain and recycling commitments

27 Aug 2014

IKEA flicks switch on green lighting deal with investment in Design LED Products

Retail giant's venture capital arm snaps up stake in Scottish LED lighting start-up for undisclosed sum

26 Aug 2014

Morrisons uncorks carbon savings with new screw cap

Green Leaf cap promising to cut transport emissions and improve recycling rates to be piloted on supermarket's own-brand wine

26 Aug 2014

Researchers: Retailers could be paying too much for energy

Oxford University team warns companies hampered by both too little and too much information as they seek to reduce energy consumption

15 Aug 2014

Which charity should bag Tesco's environmental donation?

Tesco asks public to vote for Scottish and Welsh charities that could benefit from £1.8m plastic bag levy funding each year

12 Aug 2014

North Face to trek towards ambitious recycled materials goal

Outdoor clothes and equipment firm to use only recycled polyester by 2016

07 Aug 2014

Why American Eagle, H&M, Nike and Puma want your hand-me-downs

Almost 95 per cent of textiles can be reused or repurposed - I:Collect wants to kickstart the process, and it may be in a store near you

01 Aug 2014

Sainsbury's stacks up green achievements with recycled food crates

Company announces it has become the first UK retailer to deploy food crates made from 100 per cent recycled material

30 Jul 2014

How a small Aberdeenshire salon became a beacon of eco-hairdressing

Elan Hair Design, BusinessGreen Leaders Award winner for energy efficiency project of the year, reveals how it shaved its energy bills by over 80 per cent in one year

25 Jul 2014

Online retailers accused of failing to explain energy performance of products

Major new survey reveals how internet shoppers could be missing key energy efficiency information when buying white goods

24 Jul 2014

Geoscart secures millions for Sainsbury’s geothermal rollout

Macquarie Lending agrees £15m for initial phase, followed by 'significant funds' for further geothermal deployment

23 Jul 2014

Sainsbury's reveals how power from food waste is taking supermarket off-grid

Biffa and Sainsbury's announce that Cannock store is now being power entirely by local anaerobic digestion facility

21 Jul 2014

Sainsbury's announces pioneering £200m 'green' loan to fund low-carbon investment drive

Commercial loan hailed as first of its kind, as Lloyds Bank welcomes important extension to green bonds market

20 Jul 2014

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