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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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UL Responsible Sourcing Hires Dennis Cohen as Vice President and General Manager

Posted: Jul 02, 2012 – 05:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 02 /CSRwire/ - UL Responsible Sourcing, a leading global provider of corporate responsibility auditing and ethical sourcing consulting services, today announced that Dennis Cohen has joined the company as Vice President and General Manager. He will have full responsibility for...

Hershey's Trangressions Mount On World Day Against Child Labor

Posted: Jun 12, 2012 – 11:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON, Jun. 12 /CSRwire/ - Leaders of several prominent human rights, consumer, and healthcare groups spoke out today in an appeal to Hersheys leadership, demanding reforms to the candy makers corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices, including the companys ongoing use of abusive child...

Wyndham Worldwide Ranked Among Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity

Posted: Jun 05, 2012 – 05:13 PM EST

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jun. 05 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwire) - Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, has been ranked by DiversityInc as one of the top 10 companies (#5) for supplier diversity, and exceeded its 2011 goals in strengthening the...

McDonald's USA Outlines 10-Year Plan for Ending Gestation Stall Use

Posted: May 31, 2012 – 04:26 PM EST

OAK BROOK, Ill., May 31 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwire) - Today McDonald's USA (NYSE: MCD) shared its ten-year plan to work with its pork suppliers to phase out the use of gestation stalls in its U.S. pork supply. In February, McDonald's USA announced its...

An Open Letter to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters From Equal Exchange

Posted: May 21, 2012 – 07:00 AM EST

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass., May 21 /CSRwire/ - In a rare business-to-business plea Equal Exchange has released an open letter to Larry Blanford, the CEO of fellow New England specialty coffee company, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) in the form of a full-page color...

Women Leveraging the Power of Markets to Address Global Poverty

Posted: May 01, 2012 – 07:55 AM EST

TORONTO, May 01 /CSRwire/ - ZO Alliance Inc. is pleased to announce the investment made by TARIS Incorporated to scale its innovative social business model. For its investment TARIS will receive a 20% equity position in the company. The funds will be used...

Food Authenticity Encouraging Sustainable Supply Chains

Posted: Apr 27, 2012 – 08:40 AM EST

LONDON, Apr. 27 /CSRwire/ - Food authentication techniques are gaining popularity, partly because of growing concerns about fraud involving organic and sustainable foods. Organic Monitor (www.organicmonitor.com) finds this development is encouraging sustainability by providing greater traceability across the supply chain. The market for...

Raise The Bar Coalition to Hershey and Cadbury: Get Child Slave Labor Out of Our Easter Baskets

Posted: Apr 05, 2012 – 04:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON D.C., Apr. 05 /CSRwire/ - The Raise the Bar, Hershey! Coalition which has called on The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) to remove forced child labor from its products has an additional target this Easter: Cadbury/Kraft (NYSE: KFT). While Cadbury has demonstrated its...

EcoVadis Chosen By HEINEKEN For Sustainability-Rating Platform

Posted: Apr 04, 2012 – 06:33 AM EST

The EcoVadis platform allows HEINEKEN to monitor risks within the supplier base spanning more than a 100 countries, and at the same time to identify innovative sustainability practices of suppliers. The EcoVadis platform will allow HEINEKEN buyers all over the world access to...

Intel, HP, GE Foundation Create Fund to Encourage Participation in Conflict-Free Smelter Program

Posted: Apr 03, 2012 – 09:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON, Apr. 03 /CSRwire/ - RESOLVE today announced the launch of a new, independent fund designed to promote early participation of smelters and refineries (smelters) in the Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) Program. This fund, with initial financial contributions led by Intel and in collaboration...

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