Air pollution above average in 41% UK schools

Two-fifths of children heading back to school this September face high levels of polluting gases that can cause asthma and lung inflammation

Essity commits to net zero emissions by 2050

The owner of brands such as Cushelle, Lotus and Plenty is targeting a reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 35% by 2030, compared to 2016 levels

COP26: GSK becomes Principal Partner for climate change summit

The pharmaceutical company is the ninth Principal Partner that will support the delivery of a successful and ambitious COP26, driving action on climate, nature and health targets in support of the summit’s ambitions

COP26: Dettol maker Reckitt announced as Principal Partner for climate summit

Reckitt has already committed to science-based targets to meet the Paris climate agreement by 2030, aims to power all its operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2040

West Midlands Ambulance Service launches ‘UK’s first’ fully electric ambulance

Fitted in the underside of the ambulance floor pan, a 96kW battery pack will provide a top speed of 75mph

Sri Lanka sends 21 waste containers back to UK after discovering hazardous contents

Around 260 tonnes of rubbish arrived in the capital city of Columbo between September 2017 and March 2018 – they have now been shipped back to the UK

Biogen to invest $250m to end fossil fuel use by 2040

The biotechnology company achieved carbon-neutrality in 2014

HSBC partners with chemical company to turn post-consumer plastic into PPE suits

The project aims to deliver protective equipment to more than 200 hospitals in Thailand

Novo Nordisk reaches RE100 goal of 100% renewably-powered production facilities

The global healthcare company is now pursuing a new target of achieving zero carbon dioxide emissions from all operations and transport by 2030

East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust unveils solar power plan to cut emissions

Half of Margate’s Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital will be powered with 1,200 solar panels