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10/03/2021

Social value in public procurement

While social value has been a feature of public procurement over the last decade, it has usually carried a relatively low weighting. The ground-breaking policy note Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 06/20 announced by the Cabinet Office in September last year, requires that from 1st January 2021 all central government departments…
supply chain
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22/02/2021

Supply chains key to climate action impact

Just eight supply chains account for more than half of global CO2 emissions. Fully decarbonising these would add just 1-4% to end-consumer costs for many everyday items.Companies wanting to lower their carbon footprint often concentrate on reducing emissions from their own premises or fleet vehicles (classed as Scope 1 by…
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05/01/2021

EU bans the shipping of plastic waste to developing countries

Progress on climate action and sustainability could be a casualty of the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. But incorporating green programmes into recovery plans also presents an opportunity to rebuild better. The pandemic has forced many organisations to rethink strategies and business…
rebuilding business
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26/11/2020

Rebuilding Business Sustainably in 2020

Progress on climate action and sustainability could be a casualty of the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. But incorporating green programmes into recovery plans also presents an opportunity to rebuild better.The pandemic has forced many organisations to rethink strategies and business models…
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25/11/2020

PM lays out plan for ‘Green Industrial Revolution’

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson took steps this week to address some of the country’s largest remaining sources of greenhouse gas emissions, announcing plans to end the sale of new gas and diesel cars within a decade and change the way people heat their homes. The plans are expected to…
csr social value reporting
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16/10/2020

The Rise of Social Value

Since the introduction of The Public Service (Social Value) Act, the social benefits generated by publicly funded projects now have a greater influence on the way work is won by contractors. The Act placed a formal requirement on public sector organisations to consider the economic, social and environmental benefits for…
National Recycling Awards 2020
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25/09/2020

Sustainable Advantage shortlisted for recycling award

Rising to the challenge of what to do with an expanding inventory of surplus clothing has resulted in awards success for Sustainable Advantage. Sustainable Advantage has been helping its client Fat Face in its goal to become a carbon neutral operation by 2025. Together they have minimised the amount of…
Petersham Nurseries Richmond
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21/02/2020

Recycling project pays off for Petersham Nurseries

Busy, award-winning restaurant Petersham Nurseries was desperate to improve its recycling record. A number of what it thought insurmountable hurdles were preventing it from making the necessary changes. Charles Hope-Dunbar of Sustainable Advantage describes how they collaborated to overcome those hurdles and save more than £20,000 a year.Our first step was to…
fatface sustainability retail
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05/02/2020

Fat Face announces sustainability targets

British lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer Fat Face has announced its sustainability targets for 2025 and its plans to become carbon neutral.Sustainable Advantage has been working with Fat Face helping the company to reduce its carbon footprint by eight per cent over the last two years. It has increased waste…