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  • Sturgeon launches net-zero Scottish National Investment Bank Business
    Sturgeon launches net-zero Scottish National Investment Bank

    The Scottish National Investment Bank has officially opened for business with the completion of its first major investment. It is claimed to be the UK's first mission-led net-zero development bank and it is being capitalised by the Scottish Government with £2 billion over ten years.

  • 40 North England pea farmers collaborate with Birds Eye to cut carbon Food
    40 North England pea farmers collaborate with Birds Eye to cut carbon

    A collaborative, farm-based environmental project launched in East Yorkshire could significantly cut CO2 levels by using cover crops between pea harvests, and at its core are more than 40 farmers from across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire who grow peas for Nomad Foods-owned Birds Eye.

  • Commons' Environmental Audit Committee react to PM's 10-point carbon plan Politics
    Commons' Environmental Audit Committee react to PM's 10-point carbon plan

    Reacting to the Prime Minister's 10-point plan on the UK reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, Environmental Audit Committee Chairman Philip Dunne MP said: "The Prime Minister's 10-point plan to build back greener, and supporting 250,000 green jobs, is an important commitment a year out from hosting COP26. But it is disappointing that of the £12billion funding in the plan, only £4billion is new.

  • Arjowiggins' new see-through paper takes on plastic packaging Business
    Arjowiggins' new see-through paper takes on plastic packaging

    Paper manufacturer Arjowiggins has launched Sylvicta – a translucent, functional barrier paper that has been proven to preserve the quality of food and cosmetics just as well as conventional plastics.

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Corporate Reports

The concrete industry is the only UK structural construction material to provide sustainability performance data, as part of a wider sustainability strategy.

BT helps customers cut carbon emissions by 11.3 million tonnes

BT’s annual Delivering our Purpose report, says its products helped customers cut their carbon emissions by 11.3 million tonnes. Revenue from these products totalled £5.3bn, representing 22 per cent of its total revenue last year.

SOCIAL ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 2017

Mary Coyle MBE, the Chair of Shared Interest, says: "I am pleased to report in this set of Social Accounts that we have made considerable progress in achieving the goals set out in our 2014 Strategic Review. This year our lending supported over 160 producer groups, helping almost 375,000 individuals in 60 countries, 30% of whom were women."

As our Corporate Responsibility Summary 2017 shows our sustainable business strategy is focused on defying uncertainty by using bright ideas to tackle the important issues of our time for our customers, our communities and our world in a number of areas, including:

Our CR reporting comprises a yearly performance statement, supported by regular reporting of our activities on this website.

AB Sugar - first sugar company to launch Group-wide 2030 sustainability commitments

AB Sugar has launched a bold set of commitments with the aim of becoming the world’s leading sustainable sugar business.

DELIVERING OUR PURPOSE - update on our progress in 2016/17

The latest Delivering our Purpose report from BT shows how the company is delivering against ambitious 2020 goals and how they've been bringing their purpose to life during 2016/17.

BT's revenue from products and services contributing to carbon abatement totalled £5.3bn

BT customers have cut carbon emissions by 10 million tonnes. BT's annual Delivering our Purpose report says revenue from products contributing to carbon abatement totalled £5.3bn, representing 22% of its total revenue last year.

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