Are JDE Peet’s coffee beans really grown sustainably? The company is not really sure

JDE Peet’s, parent company of the Dutch Douwe Egberts firm, wants 100 percent of its coffee to be sustainably grown by 2025. But it doesn’t know exactly from which farmers its beans are coming. It buys then from intermediairies, not from the farmers themselves. And the intermediary firms simply buy beans they can get at […]

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How Big Tobacco wins 30 sustainability awards each year

Big Tobacco is stringing together sustainability and corporate responsibility awards, according to research by The Investigative Desk. This provides the world’s deadliest industry with great publicity, as well as a lobbying opportunity aimed at civil servants and politicians who are no longer allowed to talk to them.  On 6 February 2020, hundreds of invited guests enjoyed a

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