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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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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...

EICC Names Robert Lederer First Executive Director

Posted: Feb 04, 2013 – 03:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Feb. 04 /CSRwire/ - The Board of Directors of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) announced the appointment of Mr. Robert Lederer, Jr. as the organizations first Executive Director. In this position, Lederer will provide strategic leadership, have oversight to the EICCs...

New Report Helps Companies Meet and Exceed Requirements to Eliminate Human Trafficking from Supply Chains

Posted: Jan 30, 2013 – 09:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /CSRwire/ - The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) issued a report today, Beyond SB 657: How Businesses Can Meet and Exceed Californias Requirements to Prevent Forced Labor in Supply Chains." This path breaking report provides guiding principles for...

McDonald's USA First National Restaurant Chain To Serve MSC-Certified Sustainable Fish At All US Locations

Posted: Jan 24, 2013 – 09:00 AM EST

OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 24 /CSRwire/ - In recognition of its ten year commitment to sustainable fishing practices, McDonalds USA (NYSE: MCD) announced today it would become the first national restaurant chain to adopt the Marine Stewardship Councils blue ecolabel on its fish...

Fair Trade USA's Multi-Stakeholder Group Reveals Results of Two-Year Apparel Pilot

Posted: Jan 23, 2013 – 10:56 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 23 /CSRwire/ - Fair Trade USA's Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) for apparel today released a report on the recently completed Fair Trade Certified apparel pilot program. Launched in 2010 after an extensive feasibility study and stakeholder consultation period, the pilot project...

Changing Expectations of CSR - Join the Ethical Sourcing Forum 2013

Posted: Jan 17, 2013 – 02:19 PM EST

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 /CSRwire/ - Through hands-on workshops and interactive panel discussions led by industry experts and best practice leaders, The Ethical Sourcing Forum 2013 will equip participants to proactively drive preemptive solutions, mitigate risks, improve performance and move beyond compliance with...

Counterpart, U.S. Labor Department to combat child labor in Burkina Faso

Posted: Jan 14, 2013 – 03:10 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 14 /CSRwire/ - A new initiative will strengthen the child labor monitoring system in the impoverished nation of Burkina Faso, which is one of Africas largest cotton producers, Counterpart International announced. (www.Counterpart.org) Supported by the U.S. Labor Departments Bureau of...

New Study: Rethinking Consumption

Posted: Nov 23, 2012 – 11:54 AM EST

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 /CSRwire/ - On the eve of the holiday shopping season, a new study by BBMG,GlobeScan and SustainAbility finds that consumers are rethinking consumption with sustainability in mind. According to the Regeneration Consumer Study, two-thirds of consumers in six countries...



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