The target of net zero carbon emissions poses many challenges, particularly for companies with complex supply chains. But it also creates opportunities.
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Over the past 18 months, the gears have shifted when it comes to climate change, with pressure for both transparency and proactivity now coming from seemingly every angle: the general public, government legislation for net zero, climate groups, corporate customers and investors. Consequently, corporate commitments to climate action are on the rise.
In September 2020, EcoAct’s 10th annual Sustainability Reporting Performance of the FTSE 100 found that 45% of companies are now committed to net zero by 2050 or earlier. Good news for our climate. However, the report cautions that comparatively few companies—only 16% of the entire index—h
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Seven hundred companies have submitted Modern Slavery Act statements, but few have met all the core elements of the law. Resources, a lack of knowledge and a need for more guidance have all contributed to a slow start.