Category: Corporate Sustainability

Corporate Sustainability

Corporate SustainabilityCorporate sustainability creates stakeholder value through the adoption of a business strategy which focuses on ethical, social, environmental, cultural, and economic dimensions.

8 top tips for making your office environment more sustainable.

make your office environment more sustainable

As TTG Media’s sustainability adviser, TerraVerde share best practice with TTG’s audience and contribute advice to TTG’s Sustainable Travel Heroes initiative. We were delighted to contribute ideas to Madeleine Barber’s recent article on making your office environment more sustainable, featuring tips on: Appointing a sustainability council Measuring your footprint Evaluating waste management Choosing green suppliers Assessing marketing […]

Who is top of The Premier League Sustainability Table?

Who is top of the premiere legeaue sustainability table?

For the third year running, Sport Positive (which supports sports organisations to increase ambition and action on climate change) has released the Premier League Sustainability Table.  Clubs are awarded points based on the following categories: Policy and commitment Clean energy Energy efficiency  Sustainable transport Single-use plastic reduction or removal Waste management Water efficiency Plant-based or low-carbon food Biodiversity […]

Do you dare to repair?

Do you dare to repair?

 Last year the UK government introduced the ‘Right to Repair’ law, designed to tackle “built-in obsolescence” (where appliances are designed to fail after a certain period). The aim of the new rules is to extend the lifespan of products by up to 10 years and reduce the estimated 2 million tonnes of WEEE (waste electrical and electronics equipment) […]

How will the energy crisis speed the transition to renewable energy?

How will the energy crisis speed the transition to renewable energy?

  Families and businesses are facing huge increases in their energy bills, many will be looking for ways to lessen the blow. Those that can afford to, will invest in more energy efficient tech and appliances.  In response to customer demand for more sustainable and efficient products and services, there is lots of information and […]

40% of online green claims are potentially misleading

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  According to UK regulators 40% of online green claims are potentially misleading. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has introduced the new green claims code, to help companies avoid greenwashing. The code features six overarching principles that all environmental claims must adhere to: ·       Be truthful and accurate.·       Be clear and unambiguous.·       Not omit or hide important relevant […]

A Net-Zero Roadmap for Travel & Tourism.

sustainable tourism

It’s been another big week for global climate action with promising headlines on political collaborations from COP26 – UN Climate Change Conference. For travel & tourism the headline grabbing news is the release of the World Travel & Tourism Council‘s Target Framework for the Travel & Tourism sector. The roadmap covers a lot of ground and will […]

Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality

Sustainable hotel, lush foliage by a pool

It’s been a great week for advancing greener tourism. With the launch of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism yesterday and the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance announcing its Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality, we are witnessing collaboration, commitment and real action on climate change from many within the industry. At TerraVerde we are particularly impressed with the ambition set […]

Hertz & Tesla – Deal or no deal?

Hertz & Tesla deal

Last week Hertz announced a deal to buy 100,000 Tesla Model 3s. The company also announced it would be investing in EV infrastructure, giving customers access to 3,000 Tesla supercharging stations throughout the U.S and Europe.  During the height of the pandemic, when demand for rental cars had plummeted Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection. The announcement signals the recovery of the […]

Let’s look beyond trees

Let's look beyond trees

Blue carbon is the term used to describe carbon stored in coastal and marine ecosystems. Seagrass meadows, salt marshes and mangroves, sequester significantly more carbon per hectare than forests (both boreal and tropical). Typically blue carbon offsetting projects are associated with tropical mangrove swamps; this looks set to change with the release of the “Manual […]

(and I will try) to fix you!

(and I will) try to fix you

Coldplay have announced plans to make their 2022 world tour as “sustainable as possible” Measures include: A kinetic dance floor, so fans can generate some of the electricity for the concert.  Planting a tree for every ticket sold.  10% of earnings being donated to environmental and social causes. Installing solar panels. Discounts for Fans who commit to […]

Google takes steps to make travel greener

Which would you choose?

Google processes approximately 5.6 billion searches per day, this epic volume of search data provides sharp insights into customer behaviour and trends. When Google adds a new feature you can be sure it’s in response to rising consumer interest.  Two recently announced features have captured the attention of the travel industry. It’s now possible to see […]

How many cats are in the cloud

How many cats are in the cloud? Reducing our digital carbon footprint.

Videos featuring cats on YouTube have received over 26 Billion views! Take a moment to considered the collective digital carbon footprint of all those kitties. According to a recent report by ClimateCare the carbon footprint of our gadgets, the internet and the systems supporting them accounts for 3.7% of global greenhouse gas emissions, similar to the that […]

Lumo – new budget intercity rail service to rival airlines.

Lumo UK electric train service to rival internal flights

“Travelling in the UK should not cost a fortune and it certainly shouldn’t be the planet that pays” Said Helen Wylde, managing director at Lumo as they announced their new budget intercity rail service.  The company hopes to carry more than one million passengers a year between London and Edinburgh and claims its Hitachi AT300 electric trains, will […]

The Hotel Waste Measurement Methodology

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Last week WWF and Greenview unveiled the Hotel Waste Measurement Methodology. Specifically designed for the hospitality industry, the methodology provides a common approach to report on and manage waste. Many in the hotel industry have made progress on waste reduction, but unlike water and electricity consumption, waste is notoriously difficult to quantify. Without a standard measurement approach in place industry-wide waste reduction is […]