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Danone has reached the peak of its full scope carbon emissions five years ahead of schedule. File photograph: Getty

Achieving carbon neutrality will soon become the new norm as companies commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. What’s involved in reaching that m(...)

Danone’s Wexford facility employs 350 people and produces leading formula brands such as Aptamil and Cow & Gate for consumers in 41 countries.

Dairy giant Danone says its plant in Co Wexford has become the first infant formula production site in the world to be certified as carbon neutral. (...)

The message is clear, consumer-focused R&D and innovation pays dividends but that doesn’t mean just making more sweet treats – healthy options will also sell if marketed properly. Photograph: iStock

Microwavable porridge pots, cheese strings, cream liqueurs and Kerrygold butter are all examples of Irish food and drink industry innovation and each (...)

For 2020, Danone had been targetting like-for-like sales growth of 2-4 per cent and an operating margin above 15 per cent

Danone on Tuesday withdrew its financial guidance for 2020 due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but posted higher first-quarter s(...)

A deserted street in Turin, Italy. Officials said that the number of deaths due to the Covid-19 coronavirus in Italy has climbed to 12 while more than 400 people have contracted the virus. Photograph: Tino Romano/EPA

A slew of profit warnings on Wednesday and general corporate alarm over the potential fallout from the coronavirus epidemic highlighted the prescience(...)

Bank of Ireland chief executive Francesca McDonagh pictured at its agm in the RDS last year. The bank will announce its full-year results on Monday, amid a backdrop of uncertainty about the formation of a new Government. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Monday Results: Bank of Ireland, HP, Mylan. Indicators: UK mortgage approvals (Jan); German business climate, current conditions and expectations ((...)

The Aga Khan, for example, made five transfers totalling €19.99 million in March 2016, two into what appeared to be business accounts in Poland and three to accounts in Shenzhen and Taizhou in China

When the Aga Khan took a call from a man claiming to be the French defence minister requesting millions of euros for a top-secret government operation(...)

Marks & Spencer ended marginally lower after jumping nearly 8 per cent earlier in the session. The chain reported a plunge in first-half earnings but like-for-like sales growth in its food business. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks scaled a fresh four-year peak on Wednesday driven by a surge in shares of consumer-focused companies that helped offset declines in au(...)

Experts have calculated that, by the end of 2020, consumers and businesses will have paid an extra €1.9bn this century to fund price supports for wind-generated electricity

In the 12 months to the end of October 2020, households and employers will contribute about €150 million to wind farms and other renewable generators (...)

Renewable Gas Forum Ireland believes converting slurry and silage to biomethane could cut carbon emissions by 2.6 million tonnes annually boost the rural economy. File photograph: Getty

Families could pay an extra €5.70 a month for energy if the Government accepts proposals to convert farm waste to gas, according to a group promoting (...)

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