January 30, 2013
SM reports today, large companies are being encouraged to disclose their ‘forest footprint’ as part of the Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) project.
At the launch of the FFD Annual Review yesterday, big name brands such as Gucci and Heinz were congratulated for submitting their first report. But many organisations are put off by the high cost required to investigate the supply chain and access information. (more…)
September 3, 2010
They’re not exactly making a mint, but a pound shop in York has found it cheaper to import packs of Polos from Indonesia than to buy them from the Nestlé factory next door.
As reported in York’s The Press, Poundworld’s maverick sourcing policy has had local councillors chomping in disapproval.
“This typifies the needless international transport of food,” tutted Andy D’Agorne, leader of the Green Party group of York Council.
Poundworld retails multipacks of 8 rolls of Polos for £1, which works out at 0.7p per mint. A typical shop in York is selling the sweets in tubes of 20 for 49p – more than three times the price at 2.45p per mint. (more…)