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 Fair Trade & Supply Chain Press Releases

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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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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...

INDIGENOUS Models Responsible Fashion Supply Chain Ethics, Challenges the Fashion Industry

Posted: May 20, 2013 – 06:40 PM EST

SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 20 /CSRwire/ - No one should suffer or die to make clothing. Just the opposite, they and their families should prosper. Thats how it is with our supply chain. Thats how it can be with others. Lets not make...

Monadnock Offers No-Compromise Beer Label for Sustainable Brands

Posted: Apr 30, 2013 – 02:23 PM EST

BENNINGTON, N.H., Apr. 30 /CSRwire/ - Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., manufacturer of technical/specialty and premium printing and packaging papers, recently announced the availability of an uncoated product designed specifically for craft beers. Monadnock Envi Label is made from 100 percent FSC-certified, post consumer...

Bumble Bee Foods Announces New MSC-Certified 'Wild Selections®' Products and Support for WWF

Posted: Apr 23, 2013 – 11:10 AM EST

BRUSSELS, Apr. 23 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - Leading North America seafood company, Bumble Bee Foods, today announced the introduction of Wild Selections a new high-quality branded line of products certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). A portion of the proceeds from the...

Nike Called Out for Doing Business with Slave Cotton Company

Posted: Apr 17, 2013 – 11:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON, Apr. 17 /CSRwire/ - Uzbek human rights activists, political leaders, and prominent dissidents released an open letter today calling on Nike (NYSE: NKE) to stop doing business with Daewoo International, the largest processor of forced labor cotton in Uzbekistan. The 141 signatories,...

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