Tesco's boss has announced carbon labelling for Tesco products. Meanwhile M&S is going carbon neutral, and Wal-Mart's CEO is here in the UK in a couple of weeks to speak at a Prince of Wales do on the environment. Who could have predicted this lot a couple of years ago? Not Ethical Corp. for sure, we missed this one coming!
The papers and media took a supportively sceptical view (see headline link and this one:)
What do blog readers think? Post us your comments! Our Deputy Editor John Russell attended the event last week where Leahy announced Tesco's carbon labelling (no targets, perhaps forgivably), and will post his thoughts on here later today.
Here's a comment from the end of the Times article above that might get some comments flowing:
"Research conducted for The Sunday Times by Trucost, a provider of environmental data, shows that the combined direct emissions — from fuel, gas and electricity — of M&S, Wm Morrison, Tesco and Sainsbury amount to only 0.72% of the UK’s overall carbon-dioxide emissions."
Toby Webb, Editor