China has a new policy that will ban plastic waste: can it turn out to be something good?

plastic-waste-site
China was, for the last three decades, responsible for managing nearly half of the world’s plastic waste. In April 2018, the Chinese government announced a new policy to ban the import of 32 kinds of solid wastes including plastic waste, starting in December 2018. At the same time, our planet has been facing a huge plastic crisis that is affecting our…

Discover this CSR approach example or Sustainable Development initiatives

Are electric cars really eco-friendly?

electric-car-eco-friendly-sustainable
Are electric cars (EC) really eco-friendly? They seem to be a great solution to fight climate change and they are even said to have zero emissions. But are they worth it? Is it true that they are harmless to the planet?  Climate change is, quite simply, an existential threat for most life on the planet – including, and specially, the life…

Discover this CSR approach example or Sustainable Development initiatives

10 actions that companies can put in place to fight climate change

Entreprises-COP21
As we saw in our previous article in COP21, many companies are and will be in the future, greatly affected by climate change. Yet, many do not know what they can do to fight it. Here are 10 actions that all companies could put in place to do their part in the fight against global warming. 1 – Measure and analyze…

Discover this CSR approach example or Sustainable Development initiatives

Vegetarian, omnivore, organic, locavore: the environmental impact of our food decrypted

Impact-environnemental-alimentation-vegetarien-omnivore
The first episode of our special issue dedicated to responsible eating! What is the environmental impact of our diet? Global warming, soil pollution, water contamination… Agriculture and food production have enormous impacts on our planet. But how can we reduce the carbon footprint of our diet? Which diet is the most “eco-friendly”? Which protects the environment and the planet the most?…

Discover this CSR approach example or Sustainable Development initiatives

How is Generation Y going to (maybe) save the business world ?

generation-y-changer-entreprise-sauver-monde
And if Generation Y were capable of transforming global business and getting it “on the right side”? How will the new expectations of these young and digital consumers influence companies and move them towards more responsible, fairer, more environmentally and socially responsible business models? Decryption. Generation Y will soon take power. They are arriving slowly in the labor market, returning to…

Discover this CSR approach example or Sustainable Development initiatives

Sweden wants to lower taxes for those who repair instead of throwing away

Sweden is about to pass a law allowing consumers who choose to repair rather than throw away, to earn money and benefit from tax cuts. Is this a way to encourage more responsible and ecological consumption? As we know, our buying methods are leading us towards an ecological dead end. We buy too much, we consume too much, and as a…

Discover this CSR approach example or Sustainable Development initiatives

Agri-Ecological Small Farms: The Solution to World Hunger and Sustainable Food?

petites-fermes-agroecologie-faim-dans-le-monde-productivite
Should we change our agricultural system for a more sustainable, equitable food supply that will feed the entire world population? This is, in any case, what is suggested by the major study carried out by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food (IPES Food), who advocate the transition to a diversified agro-ecology made up of smaller, less intensive farms with…

Discover this CSR approach example or Sustainable Development initiatives

10 of the most popular foods are also the worst for the environment

food-environmental-impact-footprint
It is common knowledge now that our diet has a very strong impact on the environment. Agriculture contributes nearly 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and pesticides and fertilizers used to grow our food are largely responsible for pollution and havoc on ecosystems. But just what are the worst foods in environmental terms? At the risk of scaring you, most of…

Discover this CSR approach example or Sustainable Development initiatives

How Bonduelle’s close relationships with vegetable producers are helping to foster sustainable farming?

The agricultural sector is currently facing a number of threats that could, in the long term, endanger humans’ ability to supply ourselves with the food that we need. The challenge is clear—but how can the industry adapt to become amenable to more sustainable agricultural models? Christophe Château, PR, Corporate Marketing, and Sustainable Development Director, outlines the vision of the Bonduelle Group,…

Discover this CSR approach example or Sustainable Development initiatives