Mars in strategic push to eradicate slavery from its entire value chain

The confectionary giant’s new Sustainable in a Generation plan includes a commitment to work with Verité on tackling human rights and sharing results with competitors

Human rights issues will be as important as climate change in Mars, Inc’s new $1bn sustainability strategy announced this week, its Sustainable in a Generation plan.

Most press coverage of the new plan, launched by CEO Grant Reid ahead of the UN General Assembly and Climate Week in New York City, surrounded Mars’ commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by 67% by 2050 (compared to 2015), and to eliminate GHG from its 420 sites across the world by 2040, a dramatic increase on its previous commitment, which focused only on its direct operations.

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Source: Ethical Corporation

Carbon emissions report says 100 companies to blame for 71% of greenhouse gases

Annual Carbon Majors Report from environmental charity CDP shows the role corporations play in greenhouse gas emissions.

Investors have been told the fight against climate change is in their hands, with 71% of the world’s industrial greenhouse gas emissions originating at just 100 fossil fuel companies — a third of which are publicly traded.

That’s according to environmental charity CDP’s 2017 Carbon Majors Report, which found that a total of 833 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions were released between 1998, when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was founded, and 2015.

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Source: Wired

How to Boost Brand Value, Sales from GHG Management

Tetra Pak, which has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations by at least 40 percent by 2030 from a 2015 baseline, is the first company in the food packaging industry to have its climate impact reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

The news comes as a growing number of companies are realizing business value from greenhouse gas emissions management.

Working with the Science Based Targets initiative, Tetra Pak also set a goal that by 2040, emissions will be down 58 percent compared with a year ago.

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Source: Environmental Leader