Human rights in the Philippines, the power of ice cream, B Corp status for Bulb and Virgin's big carbon reduction
Shell, BP and Chevron face human rights case in Philippines
In an unprecedented move, the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) has sent a 60 page document to 47 companies operating in the oil, coal, cement and mining sectors, including Shell, BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil, accusing them of breaching people’s fundamental rights to “life, food, water, sanitation, adequate housing, and self determination.”
The complaint argues that the 47 carbon majors should be held accountable for the impacts of their greenhouse gas emissions in the Philippines, which they claim have violated the human rights of millions of people, and demands that they explain how human rights violations resulting from climate change will be “eliminated, remedied and prevented”.
Although all 47 firms will be ordered to attend public hearings, the CHR can only force the 10 with offices in the Philippines to appear.
Veolia uses ice-cream to power UK homes
Resource management company Veolia has joined forces with the world’s third largest ice cream manufacture R&R Ice Cream and Iona Capital to turn ice cream waste into energy.
R&R Ice Cream is the UK’s largest producer of own-label ice cream as well as brands such as Oreo Ice Cream and Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate...