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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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Unilever Sources Over 1/3 of Agricultural Raw Materials Sustainably While Growing Business

Posted: Apr 02, 2013 – 07:00 AM EST

LONDON and ROTTERDAM, Apr. 02 /CSRwire/ - Unilever (NYSE: UL) today announced it is sourcing more than a third of its agricultural raw materials sustainably, having made significant progress towards its target of 100% by 2020. With 36% now sourced sustainably, it has...

Making Sustainability Affordable for All: IKEA Creates a Demand for Better Cotton, Lasting Change

Posted: Mar 15, 2013 – 01:45 PM EST

STOCKHOLM and NEW YORK, Mar. 15 /CSRwire/ - The IKEA Group of Sweden has announced its commitment to the Business Call to Action (BCtA) and reinforced its goal to use only cotton produced entirely in line with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) in...

Hershey and Barry Callebaut Lag Industry in Addressing Child Labor

Posted: Mar 14, 2013 – 02:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Mar. 14 /CSRwire/ - Based on data revealed this week at the Department of Labors Child Labor Cocoa Coordinating Group (CLCCG), the non-profit groups behind the Raise The Bar, Hershey campaign (Global Exchange, Green America, the International Labor Rights Forum, and Oasis...

McDonald's USA, McDonald's Canada, And Their Franchisees Will Invest Over $6.5M In Agricultural Technical Assistance Program As Part Of Efforts To Increase Coffee Sustainability

Posted: Mar 04, 2013 – 01:00 PM EST

OAK BROOK, Ill., Mar. 04 /CSRwire/ - To promote the environmental, ethical and economic long-term sustainability of coffee supplies, McDonalds (NYSE: MCD) announced today McDonalds USA, McDonalds Canada and their franchisees are investing over $6.5 million over four-and-a-half years in a technical assistance...

#WorthWearing: A Fashion Industry Twitter Chat on Fair Trade and Supply Chain Transparency with INDIGENOUS and CSRwire

Posted: Mar 01, 2013 – 02:28 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Mar. 01 /CSRwire/ - INDIGENOUS, a California-based organic and fair trade fashion company, is kicking off the 2013 segment of its Our World. Our Worth campaign. This latest segment of the campaign aims to address the entire industry by inviting brands...

Trade as One Launches Unique Approach to Buying Fair Trade Products

Posted: Feb 22, 2013 – 08:47 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 22 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwire) - The Justice Conference Trade as One (http://tradeasone.com), a company that makes it easy for consumers to build ethical products into their lifestyles, is launching its one-of-a-kind fair trade food subscription service today. Designed to make it...

California Organic Company to Host a Fashion Industry Panel Discussion on Fair Trade and Supply Chain Transparency

Posted: Feb 18, 2013 – 02:00 PM EST

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 18 /CSRwire/ - INDIGENOUS is kicking off the 2013 segment of its Our World. Our Worth campaign with a fashion panel discussion on fair trade and supply chain transparency at the Womens Wear Daily Magic Tradeshow, to be held...

REfficient First Company in Hamilton to Gain B Corp Certification, a Growing Global Standard for Social and Environmental Performance

Posted: Feb 14, 2013 – 08:00 AM EST

HAMILTON, O.N., Feb. 14 /CSRwire/ - REfficient has become the first company in Hamilton to become a Certified B Corporation, joining a growing list of more than 680 companies globally that have committed to meeting higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency,...

New Report Documents How Fair Trade Certifier is Destroying Workers’ Rights

Posted: Feb 11, 2013 – 01:03 PM EST

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 /CSRwire/ - IMO violates consumer trust, changes code to accommodate companies interference with worker organizing. The Swiss-based Institute for Marketecology (IMO), which certifies companies using the Fair for Life label, neglected to intervene to uphold its commitment to fair...

Supply Chain Sustainability: Ecodesk and CSRwire Join Forces to Offer VIP Supply Chain Innovator Program

Posted: Feb 11, 2013 – 09:00 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 11 /CSRwire/ - Ecodesk, the worlds largest sustainability database, and CSRwire, the leading digital media platform for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability news, have created a unique project to develop a compelling, data-driven business case for supply chain sustainability...

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