April 18, 2015

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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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Sustain Condoms Earns FSC® Chain of Custody Certification

Published: Apr 09, 2015 – 09:00 AM EST

BURLINGTON, VT , Apr. 09 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) announced that it has certified Sustain brand condoms under the internationally recognized Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Standard. Independent audits conducted by SCS confirmed that...

Electronics Industry Leads the Way in Combating Forced Labor

Published: Apr 08, 2015 – 08:30 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va., , Apr. 08 /CSRwire/ - The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of leading electronics companies dedicated to supply chain responsibility, has made the eradication of forced labor a high priority in 2015 as evidenced by a series of...

The Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops and The Sustainability Consortium Announce Partnership to Align Measurement and Reporting of Sustainable Agriculture

Published: Mar 02, 2015 – 02:04 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO, Mar. 02 /CSRwire/ - Across fresh food supply chains, businesses are advancing environmental, social and economic values. Balancing production with continually improving conservation stewardship demands an aligned approach to measure and communicate on-farm sustainability in specialty crops (all fruits, nuts, and...

A Valentine’s Day Reminder: You Don't Need a Diamond to Get Engaged or a White Dress to Get Married

Published: Feb 12, 2015 – 01:57 PM EST

AMHERST, Mass., Feb. 12 /CSRwire/ - This Valentine's Day weekend, an estimated 6 million couples will get engaged. Most of those brides to be will wear a diamond engagement ring and a white wedding gown on their big day. Once engaged, one of...

Coyuchi® Achieves Fair Trade Certification for Organic Cotton Towel Collection

Published: Feb 09, 2015 – 04:30 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 09 /CSRwire/ - Coyuchi, the first company to bring organic cotton bedding to the United States, is proud to announce today that the brand's classic Air Weight Towel Collection has achieved Fair Trade Certification under the strict requirements set by...

Domtar Expands the Paper Trail, Digital Transparency Tool That Traces Impacts of Paper Production

Published: Jan 30, 2015 – 04:42 PM EST

MONTREAL, Jan. 30 /CSRwire/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced significant updates to The Paper Trail, its award-winning interactive tool that helps customers trace the impacts of their paper purchases. The totally renovated site includes social and economic information in...

Women In The Agricultural Supply Chain

Published: Jan 27, 2015 – 06:06 PM EST

MCLEAN, V.A., Jan. 27 /CSRwire/ - Their contribution is vital to growing important Mars crops, such as coffee, tea and cocoa, where women can provide up to 45% of the labor and frequently face discrimination. Empowering women in agriculture will build stronger communities,...

Intertek Partners with CREATe.org to offer Solutions to Improve Intellectual Property (IP) Protection within Supply Chains

Published: Jan 27, 2015 – 02:00 PM EST

BOXBOROUGH, M.A. and WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 27 /CSRwire/ - Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world, announces a partnership with the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (CREATe.org) to offer a CREATe...

2015 AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit

Published: Jan 20, 2015 – 03:00 PM EST

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 20 /CSRwire/ - REGISTRATION IS OPEN for "Sustainable Best Practices Throughout the Value Chain". Effective corporate responsibility practices are built on a foundation of knowledge, regular training and peer-to-peer collaboration. The AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit is unique opportunity to build...

Convercent Accelerates Growth and Customer Adoption in 2014

Published: Jan 13, 2015 – 07:00 AM EST

DENVER, CO, Jan. 13 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - Convercent, the leader in cloud compliance management, today announced a substantial increase in customer adoption in 2014, with 300 percent new sales growth fueled by a 79 percent increase in the number of companies using...

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