The coffee partnership driving landscape-level sustainability in Mexico
The partnership between Olam Coffee, part of Olam Food Ingredients, and the Rainforest Alliance in Mexico is part of the Alliance for Sustainable Landscapes and Markets, funded by USAID, which is working to conserve biodiversity and provide sustainable farmer livelihoods in the biological corridor of the La Frailescana region of Chiapas.
Nestlé intensifies its sustainable packaging efforts
Nestlé is intensifying its actions to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 and to reduce its use of virgin plastics by one-third in the same period.
Taylors of Harrogate partners with Engage to showcase sustainability credentials
UK, Leeds-based digital agency Engage has collaborated with tea and coffee company Taylors of Harrogate to develop an online content hub showcasing its work in sustainability.
Starbucks joins industry leaders to accelerate progress towards a net zero future
Starbucks is collaborating with eight other global companies to launch Microsoft’s Transform to Net Zero initiative.
illycaffé launches new initiative to eliminate 175 tonnes of plastic yearly
#ONEMAKESTHEDIFFERENCE is a new initiative part of illycaffé’s global sustainability plan that will reportedly lead the company to becoming carbon neutral by 2033.
ADM signs new charter committing to a more sustainable future
ADM has joined almost one hundred fragrance and flavour companies in signing an ambitious new Sustainability Charter seeking to improve sustainability across the two industries.
Olam launches prize for innovations in global food security
The award searches for ground-breaking scientific research that can deliver transformational impacts within global agriculture; winners will be supplied with a $75,000 grant to support development and implementation.
Rainforest Alliance announces enhanced certification programme and standard
The new programme consists of the Sustainable Agriculture Standard with requirements for farms and supply chains, along with a new assurance system and a suite of tools to measure progress towards sustainability objectives.
New Populus poll sees UK public supporting an ‘all-in’ deposit return scheme
A new Populus poll, commissioned by Nature 2030, has revealed that people in the UK will support an ‘all-in’ deposit return scheme model with a variable deposit.
Nestlé co-funds sustainable packaging research at EPFL
Nestlé will co-fund breakthrough research at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, as part of a joint initiative with SIG, Logitech and other partners, to tackle environmental challenges associated with plastic waste.
New disposable recycled coffee cup could save 200 million trees per year
A new study has revealed that the world’s first recyclable coffee cup made from recycled paper, the British-made Frugal Cup, has a carbon footprint up to 60% lower and a water footprint up to 74% lower than conventional and compostable cups.
British Coffee Association appoints new executive director
The British Coffee Association (BCA) has announced Paul Rooke as the organisation’s new executive director.
Smile Coffee Werks launches first commercially compostable coffee pods
Smile Coffee Werks has unveiled its first-of-their-kind compostable coffee pods made from renewable raw materials with over a 12 month shelf life.
FNC contributes first 240,000 trees in coffee regions to Colombia’s national reforestation goal
The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) has pledged to contribute 240,000 trees to the Colombian government’s national reforestation goal of 180 million during a four year period.