News from the Pinnacle

24 September 2021: John Lewis charters ships to beat the Christmas supply shortages and some green groups call on the Government to end gas-fired electricity generation

John Lewis is chartering a fleet of ships to ensure stocks are available for Christmas https://bit.ly/3CD103M

The UK government has reached a deal with US firm CF Industries to restart CO2 production after it was stopped due to soaring gas prices https://bit.ly/2XImSeX

Global shipping costs and higher commodity prices are driving consumer price inflation, which is expected to reach 3.1% in the UK by the end of next year, according to an OECD report https://bit.ly/3lX4Eio

Reports in several newspapers have suggested that the government is considering getting soldiers to drive fuel tankers under emergency plans https://bbc.in/3CI1BkJ

With wholesale gas prices in the UK having risen by 250% since January, some green groups are calling on the Government to commit to ending gas-fired electricity generation https://bit.ly/3o1JXnV

Just 20% of UK women believe they have the skills needed to work in a green job compared to 31% of UK men, according to new research from PwC https://bit.ly/3AIhur0

The British Fashion Council is urging big-name companies to reduce the number of garments they are producing to improve their sustainability https://bit.ly/39zuhjr

New plans to spend £12bn on offshore wind in Scotland and the UK Government has opened a new fund to help high-carbon businesses to decarbonise.  https://bit.ly/3o3o8o4

 

17 September 2021: Diageo uses supply chain technology to improve communications and sustainability and institutional investors facing climate-related threats

The procurement boss at drinks firm Diageo has said supply chain technology has improved customer interactions with the company and helped with sustainability initiatives https://bit.ly/3Al5Ulp

Marks and Spencer has announced the closure of 11 franchise stores in France due to ‘lengthy and complex export processes’ https://bit.ly/3kig80n

The UK Govt has increased spending on overseas suppliers despite a vow to ‘buy British’, according to a report https://bit.ly/3CjS2s7

High street retailer Wilko is investing £3m in an autonomous delivery company that is developing driverless vehicles https://bit.ly/3hC3Xtt

Around 50% of the UK’s institutional investors are facing major climate-related threats that could impact the value of their portfolios https://bit.ly/3kfO6m4

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has called on the global maritime sector to agree on an ‘absolute zero’ emissions target by 2050 https://bit.ly/3khSukn

A group of 36 county councils has called on the UK Govt to provide more funding that enables areas outside of cities to reach net-zero emissions https://bit.ly/3Ajcl8h

Retailer Morrisons has confirmed plans to trial six ‘zero waste’ stores which could be replicated across all its stores nationwide if successful. https://bit.ly/3lyzA8j

 

10 September 2021: Only 6 out of 10 supply chain managers believe they will meet UK’s 2050 net zero target and supply chain disruption is one of the three biggest risks to business growth according to business leaders

Supply chain disruption is one of the three biggest risks to business growth in the coming years, according to a survey of business leaders https://bit.ly/3hnQZzs

Just 6 in 10 (59%) supply chain managers believe their business will hit the UK’s 2050 net zero target, according to a survey https://bit.ly/3lgpYie

‘Formidable’ supply chain pressures have led to steep input price rises for construction firms, according to the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index https://bit.ly/3hmbBYK

10 ways your business can help deal with stock availability challenges during times of shortage https://bit.ly/3z2CnLR

Unless the aviation sector accelerates efforts to decarbonise, its share of global annual emissions could grow to 20% by 2050, according to a new analysis https://bit.ly/3k02xKL

Hyundai has unveiled a new hydrogen strategy, in the same week that Toyota confirmed plans to spend more than $13.5bn on electric vehicle (EV) tech by 2030 https://bit.ly/3txopQR

Businesses would welcome a tax-based approach to incentivising their net-zero progress, according to a new report https://bit.ly/3A3Q3HA

Vodafone has announced plans to deploy 1,500 low-power 5G units, after trials in Central London delivered a 43% reduction in energy consumption https://bit.ly/3lcfSPJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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