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Mainstream Consumers Drive Fair Trade Certified Sales Up 24 Percent

Posted: Mar 07, 2011 – 11:36 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif., Mar. 07 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today reports new data to confirm that mainstream consumers are increasing their commitment to Fair Trade faster than ever. Sales...

Kimball(R) Office Aligns with Nonprofit Furniture Refurbishing Organization, ANEW

Posted: Mar 03, 2011 – 02:01 PM EST

JASPER, Ind., Mar. 03 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - For more than 40 years, Kimball Office has aligned with various suppliers, vendors, and manufacturers to produce sustainable contract office furniture. Now the company is partnering with Asset Network for Education Worldwide (ANEW) to extend...

USAID, Green Mountain Coffee, and Fair Trade USA Biodiversity Initiative Supports Economic and Social Development for Brazilian Coffee Farmers

Posted: Feb 15, 2011 – 09:59 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 15 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Green Mountain Coffee, and Fair Trade USA today announce a new partnership to promote biodiversity, conservation, and environmental education among Brazil's coffee growing communities, as biodiverse ecosystems form an...

When Shopping for Meat, the More You Know the Better

Posted: Feb 02, 2011 – 09:12 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 02 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI) is providing shoppers with a new level of transparency about how farm animals are raised by now offering beef, pork and chicken certified under 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating system (bit.ly/fawOft)....

No Kisses for Hershey: Green America Encourages Consumers to Send a "Valentine" to U.S. Chocolate Maker Urging Clean Up of Child Labor Abuses

Posted: Feb 01, 2011 – 03:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 01 /CSRwire/ - Planning on buying your sweetheart Hershey chocolates for Valentine's Day? You might not be "in the mood" to do so if you knew where that chocolate came from in Western Africa, where trafficked child labor is widely...

Anvil Knitwear Becomes First US-based Company to Join Cotton made in Africa Initiative

Posted: Feb 01, 2011 – 02:39 PM EST

NEW YORK, Feb. 01 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Anvil Knitwear, a leading apparel brand, has become the first US-based apparel manufacturer to join the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative. The CmiA initiative is a public-private partnership project to promote sales of sustainably...

STR RS Announces Distinguished Organizations and Key Speakers for 6th Annual Responsible Sourcing Summit

Posted: Feb 01, 2011 – 12:00 PM EST

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 01 /CSRwire/ - Gap Inc, The Timberland Company, The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) and As You Sow are just a few of the distinguished organizations appearing at the STR RS 6th Annual Responsible Sourcing Summit in Los...

Greening the Supply Chain: Businesses Unlock Hidden Value According to New A.T. Kearney Report for CDP

Posted: Jan 27, 2011 – 12:09 PM EST

LONDON and NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Businesses are now seeing a return on investment from embedding sustainable practices into the procurement function, indicating an emerging trend in supply chain engagement and collaboration. More than 50% of large businesses and...

6th Annual Responsible Sourcing Summit 2011

Posted: Jan 10, 2011 – 08:00 AM EST

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 /CSRwire/ - The STR RS 6th Annual Responsible Sourcing Summit is generating a wave of excitement in the ethical trade community, given the richness of its content and impressive lineup of panelists. The Summit is being held in Los...

Former Dow Jones Executives Form Social Venture 'MoJo' to Aid Underprivileged Women

Posted: Dec 06, 2010 – 09:12 AM EST

BOSTON, Dec. 06 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Two former Dow Jones executives have launched a social venture designed to address issues facing single mothers who are poverty-stricken in the United States. Founders Tom Aley and Darr Aley have formed Moms and Jobs (www.momsandjobs.com)...



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