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General Mills Launches $1.1 Million Sustainable Sourcing Program in Peru

Posted: Sep 06, 2013 – 08:51 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS, Sep. 06 /CSRwire/ - As part of the General Mills long term sustainable sourcing program, the company and its Foundation announced today a four-year joint commitment with supplier partner AgroMantaro to provide $1.1 million to help smallholder artichoke farmers in Peru increase...

Transforming Lives, Empower Pragati Joins the Business Call to Action to Grow Skills and Scale Up Services in India

Posted: Aug 14, 2013 – 01:47 PM EST

NEW YORK and NEW DELHI, Aug. 14 /CSRwire/ - Indias financial inclusion network and operations skills giant Empower Pragati has announced it will join the Business Call to Action (BCtA), with plans to expand skills training aimed at boosting incomes for some two...

Most U.S. Consumers Want the Option to Receive Paper Bills and Statements

Posted: Aug 01, 2013 – 08:30 AM EST

CHICAGO, Aug. 01 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - As pressure to go paperless from banks, utilities, telecommunications companies and other service providers grows, a majority of U.S. consumers wants to keep the option to receive paper bills and statements, according to survey results published...

GeSI Partners with EcoVadis to Launch a New Online Platform to Drive Sustainability in ICT Industry Supply Chains

Posted: Jun 17, 2013 – 12:00 PM EST

BRUSSELS, Jun. 17 /CSRwire/ - This week the European Commission will release the Guidance for the Information and Communication Technologies ("ICT") Sector on Implementing The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This is a paramount step in advancing Human Rights practices...

ZDHC Group Releases Joint Roadmap, Version 2

Posted: Jun 11, 2013 – 01:05 PM EST

LONDON, Jun. 11 /CSRwire/ - The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Group (ZDHC Group) today released version two of the Joint Roadmap. The Roadmap defines the critical path for achieving a new standard of environmental performance for the global apparel and footwear industry....

Report Finds Child Labor and Worker Rights’ Violations at Certified Walmart Shrimp Supplier

Posted: Jun 06, 2013 – 02:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Jun. 06 /CSRwire/ - Longtime Walmart shrimp supplier, certified by the Global Aquaculture Alliance, engaged in serious violations of Thai law and international human rights standards, according to a new briefing paper released today by Warehouse Workers United (WWU) and the International...

Bumble Bee Foods Highlights Collaborative Process Behind New MSC-Certified Wild Selections® Products and Support of WWF

Posted: Jun 04, 2013 – 05:08 PM EST

SAN DIEGO, Jun. 04 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - Leading North America seafood company, Bumble Bee Foods, today highlighted the collaborative process behind Wild Selections a new high-quality branded line of products certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) that benefits World Wildlife Fund...

Lifestyle Brand MUJI to Develop Local Handicraft Producers in Cambodia, Kenya and Kyrgyzstan

Posted: Jun 02, 2013 – 09:00 PM EST

NEW YORK and TOKYO, Jun. 02 /CSRwire/ - Japanese lifestyle brand MUJI has announced the development of an eco-friendly natural dyeing plant in Cambodia, as part as its commitment to the Business Call to Action (BCtA). The retailer, with international brand presence in...

Industry Controlled Responsible Jewellery Council Fails to Fulfill Promise of Preventing Conflict Diamonds and Dirty Gold

Posted: May 31, 2013 – 05:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON, OTTAWA, GENEVA, SYDNEY, May 31 /CSRwire/ - In a new report, More Shine Than Substance: How RJC certification fails to create responsible jewelry, an international coalition of labor and environmental groups indict the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)s certification system as misleading jewelry...

Leading Property Management and Development Group Looks for Efficiencies by Mapping Supply Chain Sustainability Data

Posted: May 31, 2013 – 09:04 AM EST

LONDON, May 31 /CSRwire/ - One of the UKs leading property management and development groups Places for People has joined forces with sustainability open data platform Ecodesk, to map its supply chains sustainability data. The deal is part of a wider initiative to...

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