sustainability

  • Vending must keep up with on-the-go sources

    By Vending International on January 11, 2022
    Managing director of quality disposables manufacturer and supplier, Herald, Yogesh Patel has warned that vending has to keep in line with high street coffee shops in the products it uses to avoid being left behind. He said: “Awareness surrounding environmental issues has risen dramatically in the last few years and we are nearing a point where all vending product options […]
  • Consumers increasingly open to adopting healthier and more sustainable diets

    By Vending International on November 22, 2021
    Research from IGD shows the significant opportunity for the food and consumer goods industry to build on increasing desire from consumers to eat less meat and more fruit and vegetables. Nearly one-fifth (16%) of consumers now list the environment as their main motivator for healthy and sustainable eating – a significant increase from 2020 – while more than three-quarters (77%) […]
  • Over 80% of businesses are failing to effectively monitor their environmental impact

    By Vending International on November 22, 2021
    Only 18% of businesses surveyed have accurate measures in place to identify how the challenges of the pandemic have affected their businesses’ environmental impact, according to a new report. The industry research on supply chain sustainability, conducted by leading supply chain and logistics consultancy, SCALA, found that almost a third of businesses (32%) have no measures in place to monitor […]
  • Mondelēz International commits to 2050 Net Zero emissions target

    By Vending International on November 22, 2021
    Mondelēz International has announced it is committing to a 2050 target of Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions across its full value chain. As part of its commitment, Mondelēz has signed the Science Based Targets Initiative’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C, aligning its long-term emissions mitigation targets with the ambitious aim of limiting temperature rise in accordance with the Paris Agreement. Mondelēz […]
  • Affordability and availability – the challenge to healthy, sustainable diets

    By Vending International on September 29, 2021
    Just half of people worldwide (53%) find buying healthy and sustainable food easy according to a new global consumer research survey conducted by GlobeScan, an insights and strategy consultancy, and EAT, the science-based non-profit for global food system transformation. However, the biggest obstacles for those who find it difficult to buy healthy and sustainable food is affordability (48%) and availability (36%), with […]
  • “Sustainability First” campaign launched with release of ground-breaking palm oil report

    By Vending International on April 20, 2021
    A landmark report on The Role of Sustainable Palm Oil in Global Food Security and Deforestation Efforts has been published by The Centre for Sustainable Palm Oil Studies (CSPO) for Earth Day this week. The report also heralds the launch of the “Sustainability First” campaign, an effort by CSPO to raise awareness of the vital role sustainably sourced palm oil plays […]
  • Ethisphere names illycaffè among the 2021 world’s most ethical companies

    By Vending International on March 1, 2021
    illycaffè S.p.A., a global coffee industry leader in sustainable quality, has been recognised by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies. This year marks the company’s ninth consecutive honour. “Maintaining and promoting strong ethics and values are essential to affecting positive change throughout our global society, […]
  • Ferrero commits to satellite monitoring of palm oil supply chain

    By Vending International on February 22, 2021
    Ferrero has committed to using the Starling satellite monitoring and verification service across all of its palm oil sourcing areas. Operated by Earthworm Foundation and Airbus, Starling uses a combination of satellite imagery and on-the-ground expertise to monitor land cover change and forest cover disturbance in near real time. By providing data that shows where potential deforestation occurs, Starling will […]
  • 3D printed coffee station made from waste

    By Vending International on January 25, 2021
    Swedish coffee group Löfbergs is collaborating with 3D print entrepreneur Sculptur to transform coffee production waste into brand new coffee stations. The collaboration is part of the Circular Coffee Community and the pursuit of the group’s ambition of zero coffee waste by 2030. The World’s first 3D printed waste-based coffee station is already in operation and more are underway. Imagine […]
  • Eden Springs is carbon neutral

    By Vending International on January 12, 2021
    Specialist in water solutions, Eden Springs, has been awarded CarbonNeutral company status across the whole of its European business operations, after offsetting its emissions for a second year running. Thanks to initiatives such as; optimising logistics, the use of hybrid vehicles, reducing paper usage (via MyEden), and reusing bottles up to 50 times, Eden has now offset over 380,000 tonnes […]