Confectionary giant Mars Inc. has pledged to spend US$1 billion on a new initiative aiming to tackle climate change and poverty, and improve well-being of staff and local communities within in its supply chain.
With I.T. now consuming around 7% of global electricity, according to Greenpeace, the spotlight is being put on the environmental credentials of the world's biggest internet-based companies.
A recent Greenpeace report about the industry showing which companies are forging ahead in the race to renewables and, more importantly, which are lagging behind.
The carbon impact of Christmas is set to be lowered in the UK as major companies turn increasingly towards biomethane-fuelled trucks.
Waitrose, John Lewis and Argos are amongst the major retailers who are using a new form of bio-fuel that is derived from local food waste and cuts C02 equivalent emissions by 70%.