August 02, 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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Wildlife Works Announced as Africa’s First Carbon Neutral, Fair Trade Factory

Published: Jul 17, 2015 – 03:00 PM EST

Fair Trade USA partners with Wildlife Works--the first carbon neutral, Fair Trade factory in Africa--and Threads 4 Thought, on new Fair Trade apparel line. Available online and in select Whole Foods Markets.

Mars Wants Industry, Government and Charity Sector “to Work Together to Address Global Threat of Unsafe Food”

Published: Jul 17, 2015 – 02:24 PM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jul. 17 /CSRwire/ - Mars, Incorporated has said that the critical challenge of food safety will only be solved through greater collaboration between business, government and NGOs. Mars Global Business Advisor John Cordaro was speaking at a Mars co-sponsored panel...

Pact Report Sheds New Light on Conflict-Free Mining in Africa’s Great Lakes

Published: Jul 14, 2015 – 08:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jul. 14 /CSRwire/ - Today, Pact released a report detailing the state of conflict-free minerals in The Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. The report provides an in-depth look at traceability and due diligence, as well as on-the-ground progress and...

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Recognizes SCS Global Services as Approved Verifier for New Pilot Program

Published: Jul 09, 2015 – 09:06 AM EST

EMERYVILLE, CA, Jul. 09 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) announced today that it has been approved for the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) Verification Pilot for the Environmental Facility Module. SCS joined the SAC as an affiliate member...

Grounds for Health Signs Strategic Partnership with Speciality Coffee Association of Europe

Published: Jun 17, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Jun. 17 /CSRwire/ - Grounds for Health, an international non-governmental organization dedicated to prevention of cervical cancer in developing countries, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE). The agreement aims...

Commitment Moves to Achievement as B.C. Celebrates Two Further ASC Certified Salmon Farms

Published: Jun 12, 2015 – 04:03 PM EST

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C.,, Jun. 12 /CSRwire/ - Salmon farmers in B.C. continue to reach significant milestones on their way to achieving 100% 'Gold Standard' third-party certification by 2020 with the announcement of two further salmon farms certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council. Cermaq...

Farm Credit Hosts Capitol Hill Event to Honor Farmer Veterans, Celebrate Success of Farmer Veteran Coalition’s Homegrown By Heroes Program

Published: Jun 04, 2015 – 03:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Jun. 04 /CSRwire/ - Farm Credit, a national network of cooperatives that support rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, is hosting an event today on Capitol Hill to showcase the contributions of farmer veterans and celebrate the...

Companies Urged to Challenge Sustainability Claims

Published: Jun 04, 2015 – 12:49 PM EST

LONDON, Jun. 04 /CSRwire/ - Challenge the Label is a new simple yet informative tool that helps businesses who encounter sustainability labels to test the credibility of the claim. Understanding the claims and promises behind sustainability labels means people can make purchasing choices...

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...

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