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 Fair Trade & Supply Chain Press Releases


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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New California Slave Labor Law (SB 657) To Expose Ugly Side of Many Common Commodities; Impact 3200 Companies

Posted: Jan 18, 2012 – 05:12 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18 /CSRwire/ - Leading environmental and corporate social responsibility organizations say that chronic human rights abuses associated with popular products like chocolate and cotton tee shirts will join controversial food additive palm oil to provide initial test cases for companies...

Give Fair Trade Chocolate for Valentine's Day This Year

Posted: Jan 13, 2012 – 04:11 PM EST

BALTIMORE, Jan. 13 /CSRwire/ - (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Now is the time to order Fair Trade chocolate for St. Valentine's Day. Purchases from CRS' two Fair Trade chocolate partners can be made online with gifts delivered to your home, parish, school or work....

Ethical Sourcing Forum 2012_Driving Change, Supplying Value: Featuring a newly added session

Posted: Jan 13, 2012 – 01:32 PM EST

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /CSRwire/ - BSR's HERproject has demonstrated the power of providing women's reproductive health education in the workplace to transform individual lives, workplaces, and communities. The HERproject model of leveraging international buyers, local factories, and locally based nonprofit health service...

The Seventh Responsible Sourcing Summit: Refocusing the Lens on Human Rights

Posted: Jan 10, 2012 – 09:00 AM EST

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 /CSRwire/ - Target Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, Yahoo! Inc. and the Hewlett-Packard Company are just some of the iconic brands that will be on hand at the Seventh Annual Responsible Sourcing Summit: Refocusing the Lens on Human Rights, to...

Mobile Technology Applications to Replace Eco-Labels?

Posted: Jan 06, 2012 – 10:05 AM EST

LONDON, Jan. 06 /CSRwire/ - Advances in mobile technology are increasing the number of consumer products with smart barcodes. Although this development is encouraging more sustainable products, Organic Monitor (www.organicmonitor.com) believes the implications are far reaching and could eventually lead to the demise...

Summit Explores De-Commoditization of Food Ingredients

Posted: Dec 09, 2011 – 12:58 PM EST

LONDON, Dec. 09 /CSRwire/ - The de-commoditization of food ingredients by sustainable development is a major focus of the Sustainable Foods Summit (www.sustainablefoodssummit.com), taking place in San Francisco on 17-18th January 2012. Growing consumer demand for sustainable products is leading many ingredients to...

Labor and Consumer Groups Call on US Government to Improve Procurement Tool in the Fight Against Forced Child Labor Globally

Posted: Dec 06, 2011 – 12:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Dec. 06 /CSRwire/ - This week a coalition of twenty-four organizations representing organized labor, religious communities, socially responsible businesses, and consumers shared with the US Department of Labor a vision on how the US Government could do more to ensure that taxpayer...

Renewal2 Announces its First Exit from Portfolio Company Horizon Distributors

Posted: Dec 06, 2011 – 08:00 AM EST

BURNABY, B.C., Dec. 06 /CSRwire/ - Renewal2 Investment Fund is pleased to announce the funds first exit with the sale of its stake in portfolio company, Horizon Distributors. Horizon Distributors is one of Canada's leading organic, natural and gourmet foods distributors, serving retailers...

The Seventh Annual Responsible Sourcing Summit 2011: Refocusing the Lens on Human Rights

Posted: Dec 06, 2011 – 08:00 AM EST

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 06 /CSRwire/ - The ethical supply chain Industry is abuzz with news of the upcoming Seventh Annual UL Responsible Sourcing Summit : Refocusing the Lens on Human Rights - being held in Los Angeles on February 9, 2012. In addition...

Women Change the World. Shop Different.

Posted: Nov 28, 2011 – 08:00 PM EST

Earth Divas announces the launch of Divas4Divas, a campaign mobilizing women to deploy holiday shopping as a powerful tool to lift women out of poverty in developing countries. The campaign encourages women consumers to exert their immense economic power to improve the lives...



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