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Fair Trade is trade that satisfies criteria re. the supply chain of the goods involved, usually including fair payment for producers and other social and environmental considerations. It's part of an organized social movement which promotes standards for international labor, environmentalism, and social policy in commerce between developed and undeveloped countries.

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CSRwire Member Spotlight: Global Social Compliance Programme

Posted: Jul 22, 2009 – 06:00 AM EST

July 22, 2009 - The Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) is a powerful mediator in the global supply-chain, intent on elevating suppliers' standards of employee treatment to a common, respectable ethic across the world. Key to GSCP's motivations is injecting an effective method...

The Latest Corporate Social Responsibility News: Walmart and Sustainability: Oxymoron or Salvation – or Both?

Posted: Jul 21, 2009 – 11:00 PM EST

July 21, 2009 - By CSRwire Contributing Writer Bill Baue of Sea Change Media Walmart and Sustainability. That pairing of terms elicits strong reactions, usually falling into roughly three camps: The "oxymoron" camp, who believe Walmart's business model of overdriven underpaid factory workers...

Attack on Kenya Conservationist Steps up Conflict in Illegal Ivory Trade

Posted: Jul 01, 2009 – 12:01 AM EST

Cambridge, MA. - July 1, 2009 - We are distressed to report that on June 14th, conservationist Kuki Gallmann was attacked by poachers on her property in Lakipia, Northern Kenya: http://www.gallmannkenya.org/news.html.

 The illegal ivory and rhino horn trade is a danger to animals...

On 15th Anniversary of Rwandan Genocide, Greeting Cards are Rebuilding Orphaned Families

Posted: Apr 01, 2009 – 06:03 AM EST

Orphaned heads of households find unique combination of work and mentorship through a Rwandan greeting card producer

FFC Announces Research & Sweepstakes for Free Membership for Participants

Posted: Mar 16, 2009 – 02:56 PM EST

NEW YORK, NY. - March 16, 2009 - The Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC) announced the launch of industry research, under a grant provided by the Levis Strauss Foundation, to understand the role technology can play in driving success in industry-wide collaboration in supply...

Sam's Club(R) Introduces Second Fair Trade Certified(TM) Wine

Posted: Mar 16, 2009 – 11:09 AM EST

Solombra Reserva Available in Sam's Club Locations Nationwide

Cadbury Dairy Milk commits to Going Fairtrade

Posted: Mar 04, 2009 – 06:25 AM EST

- March 4, 2009 - Cadbury and the Fairtrade Foundation today announced plans to achieve Fairtrade certification for Cadbury Dairy Milk, the nation's top selling chocolate bar, by end of Summer 2009. This groundbreaking move will result in the tripling of sales of...

Equal Exchange Joins Critique of Fair Trade Plantations

Posted: Jan 13, 2009 – 10:59 PM EST

Tea estate workers voice skepticism over ethical claims.

Guayaki Yerba Mate Establishes Historic Direct-Marketing Partnership with a Community-Based Women's Business in Guatemala

Posted: Oct 22, 2008 – 02:34 PM EST

Nutritious Maya Nut Used in Guayaki's Java Mate Beverage is the Focus of Effort to Solve Problems of Malnutrition, Poverty, Deforestation and Marginalization of Women in Central America

CSRwire Member Spotlight: Equal Exchange

Posted: Oct 02, 2008 – 09:53 AM EST

Worker-Owned Cooperative Thrives as Fair Trade Pioneer



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