March 23, 2019

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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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Smithfield Foods Achieves Industry-Leading Environmental Commitment by Engaging Grain Supply Chain in Sustainable Farming Practices

Published: Feb 25, 2019 – 05:42 PM EST

SMITHFIELD, Va., Feb. 25 /CSRwire/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has successfully engaged 80 percent of its grain supply chain, which is used to feed the company's hogs, in farming practices that are both sustainable and reduce the...

UPS Packaging Design and Testing Enables Launch of First-of-its-Kind Reusable Consumer Packaging Solution

Published: Jan 24, 2019 – 05:45 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 24 /CSRwire/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) has joined the coalition of the world's largest consumer product companies and international recycling leader TerraCycle to unveil an innovative new reusable and returnable system for managing consumer product packaging. The system, entitled Loop™,...

Supply Chain Integrity - Introducing Farm to Yarn, Traceable Organic Cotton With Social and Environmental Benefits

Published: Jan 24, 2019 – 04:00 AM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 24 /CSRwire/ - Volcom, in partnership with the social enterprise CottonConnect, is launching Farm to Yarn - a socially conscious raw materials initiative in India that features certified organic cotton that's traceable back to the program's farmers and that...

SC Johnson Announces Global Partnership with Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Published: Jan 23, 2019 – 12:05 AM EST

RACINE, Wis., Jan. 23 /CSRwire/ - Today, SC Johnson and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation announce a global partnership reflective of their mutual passion and dedication to accelerating the transition to a circular economy. SC Johnson joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's nine existing Global...

Global Advanced Metals (GAM) Declared Conformant to Minerals Due Diligence Standard

Published: Jan 22, 2019 – 10:15 AM EST

WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. and PERTH, Australia, Jan. 22 /CSRwire/ - Global Advanced Metals (GAM) a leading producer of tantalum powders and metallurgical products has successfully undergone conflict minerals due diligence audit under the new Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) audit standard. For the...

Sourcing Food Products From Developing Countries to Integrate Underserved Communities in the Global Supply Chain

Published: Dec 26, 2018 – 12:17 PM EST

LONDON, Dec. 26 /CSRwire/ - Ethical food sourcing company Coconut Merchant has signed on as Business Call to Action (BCtA)'s newest member, with a commitment to focus on sourcing food products from underserved communities and farmers in developing countries to provide sustainable income,...

Nestlé Waters North America Will Achieve 25 Percent Recycled Plastic in Its Packaging by 2021

Published: Dec 10, 2018 – 09:26 AM EST

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 10 /CSRwire/ - Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), one of the leading beverage companies in North America, announced today that it will achieve 25 percent recycled plastic across its U.S. domestic portfolio by 2021. The company plans to continue expanding...

Less Than 10 Percent of Global Companies Report on Business Ethics KPIs, According to New EcoVadis Anti-Corruption Report

Published: Nov 20, 2018 – 09:00 AM EST

PARIS & NEW YORK, Nov. 20 /CSRwire/ - EcoVadis, the world's most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, has published a new anti-corruption study that reports how businesses manage critical ethical issues including bribery and fraud. The major takeaway: the world's average business...

EcoVadis Supports Due Diligence Efforts Conducted By The Foundation For The Global Compact And Seven United Nations Agencies

Published: Oct 30, 2018 – 09:45 AM EST

PARIS, Oct. 30 /CSRwire/ - EcoVadis, the leader in business sustainability ratings for global supply chains, has announced today a three-year partnership with the Foundation for the Global Compact. The Foundation will leverage EcoVadis' platform to evaluate the risk and performance of business...

Mondelēz International Launches Cocoa Life in Brazil to Help Combat Climate Change and Ensure Sustainable Cocoa Supply

Published: Oct 24, 2018 – 09:14 AM EST

- Cocoa Life will bring economic and social development for Brazilian cocoa farmers and their families while reforesting degraded land in the Amazon rainforest. - Supported by Lacta, Brazil’s favorite chocolate brand, the initiative will reach at least 1,500 farmers and families in...

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