February 05, 2016

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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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EcoVadis Achieves Another Year of Record Growth, Expanding Activity by More than 50% in 2015

Published: Jan 26, 2016 – 09:00 AM EST

NEW YORK and PARIS, Jan. 26 /CSRwire/ - EcoVadis, the company helping improve sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and fair environmental and human rights practices across the global supply chain, continues to see rising demand for its collaborative supplier sustainability ratings and improvement...

Industry-Led Sustainability Initiative Changes To Multi-Stakeholder Organisation

Published: Jan 19, 2016 – 10:24 AM EST

AMSTERDAM, Jan. 19 /CSRwire/ - Interested parties invited to join The Roundtable for Product Social Metrics, started three years ago, is now moving forward as a multi-stakeholder organisation. With this step, the Roundtable is opening its doors to new participants, inviting interested companies,...

The North Face Introduces Fall 2016 Line Featuring 100% Certified Responsible Down

Published: Jan 08, 2016 – 10:00 AM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif., Jan. 08 /CSRwire/ - The North Face today announced its Fall 2016 line, including more than 500 down product styles that feature certified responsible down through the Responsible Down Standard (RDS). Officially launched in January 2014, the RDS is the most...

Sodexo’s “Vermont First” Commitments Bearing Fruit as Local Product Purchases See a Significant Increase

Published: Dec 23, 2015 – 02:53 PM EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. 23 /CSRwire/ - Just over a year ago, Sodexo, a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and food service operations with a significant presence in Vermont, announced a major initiative to help grow Vermont's local food economy by committing...

Wrangler Joins The Sustainability Consortium

Published: Dec 16, 2015 – 08:35 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Dec. 16 /CSRwire/ - The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announced today that one of the world's largest denim brands, Wrangler, has joined the organization in an effort to strengthen supply-chain sustainability for the brand and the apparel industry at large. "We are delighted...

Tetra Pak and DeLaval Commit to Up-Skill Dairy Farm Management in China

Published: Nov 25, 2015 – 10:12 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Nov. 25 /CSRwire/ - Tetra Pak and DeLaval, sister companies in the Tetra Laval Group, today signed a five year agreement with the Dairy Association of China to provide training to Chinese dairy farm managers. The signing ceremony was attended by...

Majority of Companies Not Legally Compliant With California Trafficking/Slavery Disclosure Law

Published: Nov 20, 2015 – 09:12 AM EST

LEIPZIG, Germany, Nov. 20 /CSRwire/ - The same group that evaluated SEC filers' corporate disclosures with Dodd-Frank Section 1502 (conflict minerals) now evaluated companies' disclosures required by the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657). Development International (DI), a not-for-profit...

First Green Supply Chain Forum Hosted in Tianjin, China

Published: Nov 19, 2015 – 09:20 AM EST

TIANJIN, China, Nov. 19 /CSRwire/ - On October 22, 2015, The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) convened the "Sustainable Development and Business Practices - 2015 Green Supply Chain Forum" jointly with Tianjin Green Supply Chain Center (TGCC), China Environmental United Certification Center (CEC), Institute of...

Duratex Celebrates 20 Years as Responsible Forestry Champion

Published: Nov 04, 2015 – 09:00 AM EST

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 04 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - Duratex S.A., the Southern Hemisphere's largest producer of wood panels and a major forest landowner in Brazil, marked twenty years of demonstrated forest stewardship with the renewal of its Forest Stewardship Council) certificate by SCS...

Improving Workplace Health: New Guidelines for Companies

Published: Nov 03, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 03 /CSRwire/ - The Evidence Project/RAISE Health in partnership with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) HERproject released a new tool today at the BSR 2015 annual conference that helps companies in low- and middle-income countries improve their health services for...

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