May 28, 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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CFSI Enables Companies to Comply With New EU Conflict Minerals Legislation

Published: May 27, 2015 – 08:30 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 27 /CSRwire/ - The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) today announced it stands ready to help companies navigate compliance with the pending conflict minerals legislation that was recently voted on by the European Parliament. In addition, the CFSI is adopting a...

Online Courses Address Social Responsibility

Published: May 27, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST

NEWARK, Del., May 27 /CSRwire/ - The University of Delaware has launched three new online short courses to help companies integrate social responsibility and human rights throughout their operations. The courses are titled: Human Rights of Workers in Supply Chains; Textile and Apparel...

New Learning Labs from Tetra Pak Help Specify Business Benefits of Renewable Resources

Published: May 20, 2015 – 09:00 AM EST

DENTON, Texas, May 20 /CSRwire/ - What will it take for industry to understand the importance of using renewable materials to mitigate natural resources scarcity and to increase use of renewable resources? Tetra Pak today shared highlights from the first of a new...

Michelin and Barito Pacific Group Create a Joint-Venture to Produce Eco-Friendly Rubber and Projects to Help Protect and Restore the Fauna and Flora in the Regions Concerned

Published: May 19, 2015 – 01:30 PM EST

PARIS, May 19 /CSRwire/ - Michelin today announces the creation of a joint-venture in Indonesia with Barito Pacific Group (BPG) for producing natural, eco-friendly rubber. According to the terms of the agreement, this new joint-venture will be owned 53% by BPG and 47%...

Grounds for Health Expands Service Delivery to Cut Flower Value Chain

Published: May 14, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST

Williston, Vt. , May 14 /CSRwire/ - Grounds for Health, an international non-governmental organization dedicated to prevention of cervical cancer in developing countries, today announced the completion of its first cervical cancer screening and treatment campaign at Sher Ethiopia, one of the largest...

SCS Global Services Completes Trial Testing of Colombia's New Legally Harvested Wood Verification Program for Tropical Timber

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

EMERYVILLE, CA, May 04 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - Leading third-party certifier and environmental standards developer SCS Global Services (SCS) announced that it has successfully completed an independent trial of Colombia's new national legally harvested wood verification standard. Once the verification program takes full...

SCS Global Services to Deliver FSC Forest Management and Chain-of-Custody Certification Services to Mexican Companies Under PRONOFOR Grant Program

Published: Apr 29, 2015 – 09:00 AM EST

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO, Apr. 29 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - Forest managers and forest product manufacturers can now seek independent certification under the internationally renowned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) program through Scientific Certification Systems de Mexico, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCS Global Services (SCS)....

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...

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