Environmental Sustainability Regulation: A Cross-Industry View

April 2022

Regulators are increasingly focused on taking action to address the environmental impact of consumer and corporate behaviour, and sustainability legislation will become an ever more prominent feature of the operating landscape for business, across industry sectors from Travel to Packaging, via Apparel, Food & Drinks and Electronics. Drivers such as raw materials, recyclability/ repairability, de-carbonisation, water/energy efficiency and waste are all increasingly under the legislative spotlight

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Key findings

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

Eight international development goals with deadline 2015, established by the United Nations in 2000 to provide a common language and reach global agreement to combat poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and discrimination against women. All 191 United Nations member states and 22 international organisations agreed to try to achieve.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

A new set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched by the United nations in 2015, to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace and prosperity by 2030. Signed during the 21st UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21).

Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change that aims to increase the ability of parties to adapt to climate change effects and mobilise sufficient finance. Despite pledging to do so, in 2021, countries are "significantly off-schedule" to meet the goals agreed in Paris in 2015.

Global Pact for the Environment

Since 2018, the Global Pact for the Environment is under discussion at the United Nations. It seeks to recognise the environmental rights and duties of citizens, states and businesses.

Glasgow Climate Pact

The Glasgow Climate Pact is an agreement reached at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26), originally scheduled to take place in November 2020 and delayed a year due to COVID-19.

For many falling short, the pact reflects the commitment to "phase down" rather than "phase out" coal and pledges to significantly increase money to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change. It was also agreed that countries will meet in again 2022 to pledge further cuts to emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2).

 

Introduction

Scope
Lack of ambition and political will to create international sustainability legislation
Is Europe’s leading position in sustainability at risk?
Key sustainability topics increasingly driven by legislation
The impact of climate regulation at the top of business mind
Regulation is driving corporate investments in sustainability

Sustainability Legislation in Packaged Food

Sustainability regulation in Packaged Food
Key sustainability legislation drivers in Packaged Food
The future of sustainability regulation in Packaged Food
Sustainability action from packaged food players
Reducing food waste at the top of consumer priorities to positively impact the environment
Foundation Earth’s front-of-pack labelling to quantify foods’ impact on the environment

Sustainability Legislation in Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Sustainability regulation in Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Key sustainability legislation drivers in Non-Alcoholic Drinks
The future of sustainability regulation in Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Sustainability action from non-alcoholic drinks players
Will consumers pay more for rPET and other sustainable packaging alternatives?
New 100% rPET packaging in the US, in smaller immediate consumption pack sizes
Synthetic coffee as a sustainable alternative to agricultural production

Sustainability Legislation in Packaging

Sustainability regulation in Packaging
Key sustainability legislation drivers in Packaging
The future of sustainability regulation in Packaging: Focus on plastic
The future of sustainability regulation in Packaging: Design and decarbonisation
Sustainability action from leading consumer packaging users
Sustainability action among packaging players across the material spectrum
Consumers care about their packaging choices
C-ZYME®: The recycling of PET packaging and textile waste back to 100% food-grade rPET

Sustainability Legislation in Electronics and Appliances

Sustainable regulation in Electronics and Appliances
Key sustainability legislation drivers in Electronics and Appliances
The future of sustainability regulation in Electronics and Appliances
Sustainability action from consumer electronics players
LG’s upgradable appliances: A step in the right direction

Sustainability Legislation in Tobacco and Nicotine

Sustainability regulation in Tobacco and Nicotine
Key sustainability legislation drivers in Tobacco and Nicotine
The future of sustainability regulation in Tobacco and Nicotine
Sustainability action from tobacco and nicotine players
Cigarette consumers are increasingly price sensitive
Addressing single-use plastics in cigarettes: Landewyck Group’s Elixyr Paper Filter

Sustainability Legislation in Cannabis

Sustainability regulation in Cannabis
Key sustainability legislation drivers in Cannabis
The future of sustainability regulation in Cannabis
Sustainability action from cannabis players is lacking
Increasing transition to product formats with greater waste considerations
Marginal gains: Sustainable CBD Oil – Eco Cap

Sustainability Legislation in Fashion

Sustainability regulation in F ashion
Key sustainability legislation drivers in Fashion
The future of sustainability regulation in Fashion
Despite grey areas, EU strategy could reverberate through global value chains
Sustainability action from fashion players
Consumers increasingly want fashion companies to care beyond revenue
Circulose by Renewcell: Scaling up the use of recycled fibres to help close the loop

Sustainability Legislation in Home Care

Sustainability regulation in Home Care
Key sustainability legislation drivers in Home Care
Preserving Water Resources: An aspect of the European Green Deal (EGD)
Zero Pollution Ambitions: Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS)
Green Claims Rationalisation: A single market for green products and their verification
Sustainability action from home care and ingredients players
Defining “safe and sustainable” in Home Care: the task ahead
P&G placing sustainability at the forefront: A reprise for cold water washing strategy

Sustainability Legislation in Mobility

Sustainability regulation in Mobility
Key sustainability legislation drivers in Mobility
The future of sustainability regulation in Mobility
Sustainability action from mobility players
Shift to sustainable mobility will deliver huge growth in vehicle electrification
Renault’s “Mobilize” seeks to align with connected, shared and electric mobility megatrend

Sustainability Legislation in Travel

Sustainability regulation in Travel
Key sustainability legislation drivers in Travel
The future of sustainability regulation in Travel
Sustainability action from travel players
Sustainable travel increasingly vital for consumers
Hydrogen, the new transportation fuel: Hynova
Sustainability legislation summary by industry: Home & Garden
Sustainability legislation summary by industry: Beauty

Conclusion

The next-gen of sustainability legislation is here
‘Nature’s economy’: preserving the planet or their pockets?
Legislation summary by type of legislation and industry
Environmental sustainability regulation by type
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