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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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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,...

Wyndham Worldwide Exceeds 2012 Supplier Diversity Goals

Posted: Apr 16, 2013 – 09:20 AM EST

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Apr. 16 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - With an eye on both U.S. domestic and global growth, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), announced today it has again surpassed its annual goals in strengthening the diversity of its global supply chain. An industry leader...

Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers Launches Disaster Relief Effort to Aid Organic Coffee Farmers in Latin America

Posted: Apr 11, 2013 – 09:00 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore., Apr. 11 /CSRwire/ - Today Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers announced a disaster relief effort called the Roya Recovery Project to help Latin American coffee farmers who are facing staggering losses as a result of a widespread outbreak of Coffee Leaf Rust...

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...



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