At Sustainable Business Consulting, we want to share good news around sustainability and the environment. With all of the negative news out there, here are some good environmental news stories already in January of this year.
Jet Blue made an ambitious New Year’s resolution, committing to carbon neutrality for all domestic flights by July 2020. Jet Blue aims to achieve this by offsetting all domestic flights and using alternative fuel sources.
BlackRock, the world’s largest private equity investor, joined the Climate Action 100+, a group of investors working to pressure fossil fuel companies to reduce their pollution and emissions.
BMW has joined the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance, a certification program that ensures ecologically and socially responsible mining products, becoming its first member in the auto sector.
Food retailer Quorn is set to become the first major brand to add carbon emissions information on its products to help consumers understand the environmental impact of their shopping. Quorn also claims to be the first meat-free food manufacturer to receive third-party certification of its carbon footprint figures via the Carbon Trust.
US retailer Kroger has revealed a strategy to eliminate food waste within the next five years through a Zero Hunger, Zero Waste initiative that includes food donations, partnerships with the World Wildlife Fund and Feeding America, and compostable packaging.
Italian Vogue published its January issue featuring illustrated stories without travel, shipping, or pollution instead of photographs to highlight the environmental impact of the fashion industry.