🌱Catch Up With COP26: Week 2
Featuring Jude's Ice Cream, Little Freddie, Arrowtown and more...
This week we cover:
Catch Up With COP26: Week 2
Meet the Knowvember Brands: Jude’s Ice Cream and Little Freddie
In case you missed it: Plastic Accounting 101: How Your Brand Can Take Action, by Noah Godfrey, co-founder of Ampliphi.
> Good News This Week
🎯 Arrowtown announced it is now carbon neutral, working with Zevero and Klimate to measure, track and offset their emissions.
🎯 Clean Kitchen are working with Ecologi to introduce a carbon neutral plant based meal deal.
⭐️ UGG launched UGGrenew, partnering with NuShoe Inc to extend the life of their classic boots.
⭐️ Farmer-owned co-op First Milk and Somerset-based Wyke Farms announced new bonus schemes to reward farmers who take sustainability initiatives that reduce emissions, increase carbon sequestration and biodiversity.
⭐️ Arla Foods unveiled its five-year strategy for sustainable dairy production. Arla will increase investment in areas including sustainability, product innovation, capacity expansion and digitalisation by more than 40% to €4 billion+. A new retainment policy will allocate €1 billion+ to support its farmer-owners on their sustainability missions.
⭐️ Tesco announced that its pension scheme and retirement savings plan arms of the business will be net zero by 2050. The two retirement schemes have over 345,000 members and more than £24bn in assets.
⚡️ Tesco, Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Co-op and M&S announced that they would reduce carbon emissions, deforestation and the food waste and packaging they produce by 50% by 2030. This will be monitored by WWF. Additionally, by end of 2022, they have pledged to set science-based targets to help limit global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial temperatures.
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> Quick Take
Catch Up With COP26: Week 2
In the final week of COP26, lots has happened. Like before, we’ve found signs of progress and listed what’s caught our eye this week. Want to add to our list? Comment below.
Signs of progress:
UKGBC unveils new tool to help businesses measure and reduce carbon across building lifecycles
Retail giants launch Race to Zero accelerator to get more businesses targeting net-zero
95 high profile companies from a range of sectors commit to being ‘Nature Positive’, agreeing to work towards halting and reversing the decline of nature by 2030
UK sets a target for all new HGVs to be emissions-free by 2030
Nineteen maritime states – including Australia, Japan, the UK and US – have agreed to create a net-zero shipping initiative
US/China joint declaration to work together towards 1.5 warming target met with ‘cautious welcome’
Ten nations and sub-regions — including France, New Zealand, Greenland and Wales — have signed up to the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance pledging to end oil exploration
Policing of Net-Zero Claims to Take Shape in 2022, UN Chief Says
A note from us: We’re publishing this piece before negotiations are finalised.
What’s caught our eye:
Big business and climate change: finally, sustainability pays
Positively Circular: The circular economy is part of daily life - even if you don’t realise it
Bristol group takes environmental diversity message to summit - BBC
COP26 Interview series: Mark Carney: Investing in net-zero climate solutions creates value and rewards
Catch up: UNFCCC COP26 Side Event: Transform to Net Zero: Accelerating Non-Party Stakeholder Action for 1.5°C
Catch up: How Civil Society and Business engage in climate action - and where Policymakers need to follow
Catch up: My Fashion Path: Re-Clothing the Future Conference - Sustainable Fashion conference, gathering Scotland's young people & business to highlight career opportunities within the fashion industry
Watch: Climate activist Vanessa Nakate: Humanity will not be saved by promises
Watch: 'We are literally talking about having a safe future' - Mary Robinson
What’s coming up? There are still events you can get involved with.
COP26 isn’t quite over yet, and the conversation should continue far beyond it too. Check out our COP26 Events calendar - all online, mostly free, and all sure to inspire you. Our recommendations:
TEDxSusMafia, Theme: 100 Climate Unicorns - 13/11/2021 at 06:30 - The Sustainability Mafia - Link Here.
Exchange: The Human Side of Net-Zero - 17/11/2021 at 08:30 - Fluxx Studios - Link Here.
Corporations and Climate Change: From Ambition to Impact - 18/11/2021 at 16:00 - The Conference Board - Link Here.
We want your opinions! We’re looking to whether you think COP26 has changed anything for the consumer goods industry. Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or commenting on this post!
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> Brand Spotlights - in partnership with Knowvember
⚡️ Meet the Knowvember Brands: Jude’s Ice Cream
Mission: We’re Jude’s, Britain’s first Carbon Negative ice cream company, and a certified B Corp. Our mission is to pioneer radical change in our industry by creating the most unbelievably delicious ice cream (have you tried our vegan range?!) that is good for the planet. We started this journey by truly understanding our carbon footprint and working with carbon footprinting experts to become carbon negative through a combination of carbon reduction, carbon removal and rewilding projects.
Status: Carbon Negative
Targets: Reduce our carbon intensity by 43% by 2030. Make 50% of our retail range plant based by 2025.
We chatted to Jude’s about their journey to make their facilities more energy efficient, how they’re reducing the emissions of their ingredients, and why they’re involved in the Knowvember campaign.
Read the full interview for more:
⚡️ Meet the Knowvember Brands: Little Freddie
Mission: When it comes to baby food, Little Freddie believe children deserve better. From the quality of their ingredients to the future of their planet, everything we do here, we do to give them the best in life. As the UK’s first carbon negative baby food brand, we are continuously looking for ways in which we can reduce our environmental impact. Sharing our climate footprint has allowed us to identify further areas for improvement and has brought us closer to our mission of becoming a business that gives more than it takes.
Status: Carbon Negative
Targets: We are the UK’s first carbon negative baby food brand, which means we double offset our emissions every year. Our Big Green Plan has 20 ambitious target that will reduce our UK environmental impact and deliver six of the UN’s SDGs by 2025. All with the aim of being a brand that gives more than it takes.
We chatted to Little Freddie about how they’re tackling freight emissions, how they’ve reduced the impact of their packaging, and what results they’ve seen already.