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Fair Trade & Supply Chain CSRwire News

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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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Kennemer Foods International (KFI) Provides a Valuable Safety Net to Cocoa Farmers

Press Release Published: Dec 17, 2014 – 12:42 PM EST

NEW YORK/MANILA, Dec. 17 /CSRwire/ - Kennemer Foods International, Inc. (KFI), a growing consolidator and supplier of cocoa beans to the international market, has announced its commitment to the Business Call to Action. The company has created an initiative to integrate 35,000 smallholder...

TAU Investment Management and Gap Inc. Announce Partnership to Accelerate Supply Chain Innovations

Press Release Published: Dec 03, 2014 – 02:00 PM EST

New York/San Francisco, Dec. 03 /CSRwire/ - Today TAU Investment Management and Gap Inc. announced a partnership to promote best-in-class innovations and support the development of more sustainable, efficient and improved garment factories and mills across Southeast Asia. The launch of this corporate...

Sustainable Sugar Cane Certification Reaches Central America

Press Release Published: Nov 20, 2014 – 09:05 AM EST

EMERYVILLE, CA, Nov. 20 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - Certification of the SABMiller Azucarera del Norte ("Azunosa") sugarcane production operation and mill in Honduras to the Bonsucro sustainable sugarcane standard represents a "first" on several counts. SCS Global Services (SCS), the accredited third-party certification...

Combatting Health Risks and Promoting Better Hand Washing and Hygiene

Press Release Published: Nov 12, 2014 – 02:52 PM EST

NEW YORK / TOKYO, Nov. 12 /CSRwire/ - Saraya Co. Ltd, a Japanese manufacturer of hygiene and sanitation products, joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with an initiative to decrease healthcare associated infections in Uganda. Saraya brings alcohol-based hand rub products to...

Eastman Chemical Company, Unilever, Monsanto, Petronas, John Lewis, M&S to Discuss Future of Value Chain Sustainability

Press Release Published: Nov 06, 2014 – 10:55 AM EST

LONDON, Nov. 06 /CSRwire/ - Over 120 organisations have registered to attend the Ethical Corporation's Sustainable Supply Chain Summit taking place on 19-20th November in London. The room will be dominated by the corporate brands (over 62%) of or above director level working...

British American Tobacco Launches First Ever Farmers’ Livelihoods Report

Press Release Published: Nov 05, 2014 – 05:53 PM EST

LONDON, Nov. 05 /CSRwire/ - British American Tobacco has launched its latest Sustainability Focus Report, Supporting Farmers' Livelihoods: The Opportunity, which highlights the important role played by the 100,000 tobacco farmers who supply the Company and proposes a new approach to agricultural policy...

Key Supply Chain Sustainability Trends 2014

Press Release Published: Oct 24, 2014 – 09:24 AM EST

LONDON, Oct. 24 /CSRwire/ - Exploring the ways to build a responsible, resilient and secure value chain to minimise risks and future proof business is underpinning idea for the majority of supply chain professionals. Ethical Corporation went further and managed to break it...

American Shoppers Willing to Spend 31 Percent More Per Week On Responsibly Produced Food

Press Release Published: Oct 15, 2014 – 12:14 PM EST

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 15 /CSRwire/ - On average, Americans are willing to spend 31 percent more per week on grocery food produced in ways that uphold the principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR), according to the Conscious Consumer Study issued today by...

Nov 19, 2014 – Build a Responsible, Resilient and Secure Value Chain

Event Posted: Oct 07, 2014 – 03:35 PM EST

Back for the 9th year, The Sustainable Supply Chain Summit is the world's leading meeting place for senior executives looking to put sustainability at the heart of their supply chains and wider value chains.

Equitable Origin Certifies First Ever Sites for Responsible Oil Production

Press Release Published: Sep 09, 2014 – 08:00 AM EST

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sep. 09 /CSRwire/ - Equitable Origin (EO) today announced the world's first certification of socially and environmentally responsible oil production sites. EO100 Standard certification of the Quifa and Rubiales sites in Colombia signifies the environmental, social, health and ethical practices...

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