‘Responsible commodities’: British supermarkets team up for sustainable soy financing push

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Waitrose have jointly committed $11m to a new ‘responsible commodities’ programme, which will offer financial incentives for farmers who commit to embracing more sustainable approaches to soy cultivation. The Responsible Commodities Facility (RCF) will offer low-interest loans to farmers who comply with certain environmental eligibility criteria and commit to ensuring zero deforestation … Read more

Could timber and pulp products become a 'no-go' for EU importers?

The Zoological Society of London warns a significant number of companies may soon be banned from selling products in to the EU as new anti-deforestation regulation comes into force A scorecard assessing the sustainability credentials of the world’s largest timber and pulp producers suggests the industry is yet to comprehensively measure or manage the significant … Read more

UK government commits £330m to support nature protection in developing countries

The UK government is set to pledge £330m to help developing countries tackle environmental breakdown, conserve nature and deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) on the first day of a major UN environmental summit kicking off tomorrow in Stockholm. The Stockholm+50 conference has been organised to mark 50 years since the historic United Nations … Read more