Friday Five: IKEA cuts food waste by 54%

IKEA’s food kitchen

1. IKEA cuts food waste by 54%

Ingka Group — the owner of most IKEA stores — has revealed it has slashed food waste by a whopping 54% in stores since 2017 to save money and reduce its environmental footprint. The figure translates into more than 20 million meals being saved and 36,000 tonnes of CO2 avoided.

Electricity bill statement

2. Energy bill discount scams

Britons are being urged to be vigilant of fraudulent emails and SMS texts claiming to offer discounted energy bills. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau received over 1,500 reports regarding the circulation of scams, including ones purporting to be from Ofgem. Customers are being targeted with a message instructing them to apply for a £400 discount by providing their personal details and setting up a direct debit via a link, cloning the Ofgem website.

ASDA store with GoodMaps navigation tool for blind

3. Asda’s GoodMaps’ app becomes more inclusive

Grocery retailer Asda has announced it is expanding its trial of the GoodMaps app to assist blind and partially sighted people navigate around stores. The supermarket plans to integrate an additional ten stores to the smartphone app, highlighting “Asda’s unrivalled commitment to breaking down barriers to inclusion”.

Twitch logo and game console

4. Twitch bans unlicensed gambling content

Streaming giant Twitch, owned by Amazon, will prohibit unlicensed livestreaming gambling sites from 18th October. The ban was prompted following backlash against multi-million sponsorship deals and wide-ranging scandals among top Twitch streamers and personalities, where users threatened to boycott the platform.

Happy woman at work

5. How Zone apply the EX model for a happier workplace

For International Week of Happiness at Work, our Employee Experience Strategy team explores the meaning of happiness at work and shares how Zone applies an experience-led approach when creating the feel-good factor for its own employees.

At Zone, we believe that a great employee experience fosters happiness, and, as a result, a significant positive impact on productivity, creativity, and retention. Discover some of the strategies we have implemented and are working on to take the happiness of employees just as seriously as we do our clients.



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