Better traceability could boost global seafood profits by 60%, finds Planet Tracker

This report explores whether 100% sea-to-plate traceable seafood is a viable reality, with only 29% of global production currently traceability-ready, what it would take to achieve 100%, and what the implications would be for the industry at large.

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Planet Tracker reveals how current EPA rules allow petrochemical companies to continue polluting local environments and communities with their toxic waste

Ten major failings regarding toxic emissions create an operating environment that allows businesses in the USA to avoid scrutiny of their chemical releases. If investors fully understand the toxic footprint of their investments and their effect on both the environment and human health, they can undertake an informed and accurate risk/reward assessment for themselves and for their clients.

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Planet Tracker questions credibility of Alliance to End Plastic Waste

In the first three years of its five-year target, the AEPW achieved only 0.04% of its own goal to divert and recycle 9 million tonnes of plastic, but with 40% spend against budget. This report provides data-backed evidence of the different ways the Alliance has undermined its own objectives to ‘end plastic waste in the environment and protect the planet’.

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Investors’ toxic footprints revealed

Everyday products – from plastics and synthetic rubber to detergents and dyes – hide a dangerous secret: their production results in the release of pollutants that are highly toxic and impact on human health, including arsenic and asbestos. This is a reality often overlooked by investors as Planet Tracker’s latest report, Toxic Footprints, reveals.

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Retailers could improve health of ocean and their bottom line through increased seafood sustainability and supply chain disclosure, finds Planet Tracker

LONDON, 30 June 2022: Seafood retailers could have a huge positive impact on ocean ecosystems and improve their bottom line by sourcing more sustainable seafood, and being more transparent about…

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Traceability must be “non-negotiable” for fashion industry’s investors, Planet Tracker’s latest research reveals

Both financial and sustainability performance have never been more important for the textiles industry. Traceability can bring huge benefits to both, finds Planet Tracker.

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EUR 678 billion of investor capital at risk from EU plastic industry’s business-as-usual model

The European plastic industry provides an essential source of jobs to the EU27 and for years has been a steady driver of this economy. However, the industry’s rapidly declining ability to compete globally suggests that the industry is primed for disruption and a transition towards a more sustainable business model is now the most viable route to avoid stranding investor assets.

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Deforestation Dozen: twelve traders linked to deforestation causing USD 2.7 billion of CO2 emissions, Planet Tracker reveals

This report calls out the ‘Deforestation Dozen’: 12 soy traders that control 89% of soy exports from the Paraguayan and Argentinian Gran Chaco, who are failing to prevent soy-driven deforestation in the region. The current level of deforestation is creating significant risk for these traders and other companies in the supply chain due to the associated CO2 emissions.

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Plastics industry must transition to sustainable alternatives or risk health of millions, Planet Tracker warns

This report reveals 30 companies, including ExxonMobil, Dow, and PetroChina, responsible for 58% of the world’s single-use plastic production and what stakeholders must do to force change in face of significant environmental, financial and health risks.

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Plastic producers’ non-executive directors must take more responsibility to prevent plastic pollution, Planet Tracker urges

This new Planet Tracker report scrutinises the impact of the single-use plastic epidemic on the environment and the companies responsible, what the financial markets are pricing in and how non-executive directors should respond.

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Do you IUU?

A new Planet Tracker report examines the limited role of stock exchanges in protecting investors from publicly listed companies involved in illegal fishing practices and offers an alternative way for investors to assess their exposure to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

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New benchmark for textiles will improve industry understanding of biodiversity risk, says Planet Tracker

London 3 November 2021: Planet Tracker has welcomed the publication of Textile Exchange’s inaugural Textile Exchange Biodiversity Insights and Benchmark Report 2021 which provides the first global baseline for biodiversity for the apparel and textile industry.

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