March 28, 2017

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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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Responsible Wool Standard Promotes Sustainable Land Stewardship and Humane Sheep Treatment

Published: Mar 20, 2017 – 04:21 PM EST

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Mar. 20 /CSRwire/ - Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) has been approved by Textile Exchange as a licensed certification body for the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS). In this role, SCS is now authorized to conduct independent certification assessments of...

GFSI-Recognised Certification Programme Achieves Full Government Recognition

Published: Mar 20, 2017 – 12:07 PM EST

PARIS, Mar. 20 /CSRwire/ - The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) applauds CanadaGAP on achieving full government recognition. This recognition is a major public/private achievement and it comes as further reinforcement to what many food industry experts have reiterated time and again -...

CFSI Welcomes European Union Conflict Minerals Regulation

Published: Mar 16, 2017 – 04:15 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Mar. 16 /CSRwire/ - The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their raw materials supply chains, welcomes the European Union (EU) regulation on supply chain due diligence obligations...

The Wendy's Company Enhances and Expands Supplier Code of Conduct

Published: Mar 01, 2017 – 06:28 PM EST

DUBLIN, Ohio, Mar. 01 /CSRwire/ - The Wendy's Company today announced the expansion of its Supplier Code of Conduct which now includes all U.S. and Canadian contracts managed by Quality Supply Chain Cooperative (QSCC) and suppliers that provide a significant stream of goods...

Cargill and the International Cocoa Initiative on a Journey to Improve the Lives of Children

Published: Feb 08, 2017 – 12:15 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 08 /CSRwire/ - Cargill, one of the world's largest food and agriculture companies, and the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), a leader in child protection in cocoa growing, have partnered to expand their joint actions on child labour in Cte d'Ivoire. Scaling...

Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise and Mayonnaise Dressings Now Use 100% Cage-free Eggs in the U.S.*, Three Years Ahead of Schedule

Published: Jan 23, 2017 – 11:04 AM EST

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. , Jan. 23 /CSRwire/ - As part of its ongoing commitment to use real, simple sustainably-sourced ingredients, Hellmann's today announced that all Hellmann's Mayonnaise and Mayonnaise Dressings are now made exclusively from Cage-Free Eggs across the U.S. consumer portfolio.* In...

Empowering Women Through Design

Published: Jan 20, 2017 – 04:15 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 20 /CSRwire/ - US-based social enterprise Raven + Lily has joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to provide market access and sustainable livelihoods to over 2,000 women from impoverished communities. Launched in 2008, the BCtA aims...

Major Stakeholders Co-Create Unifying Strategy to Address Post-Harvest Loss in Nigeria

Published: Jan 16, 2017 – 02:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON D.C., Jan. 16 /CSRwire/ - Major stakeholders in the Nigerian tomato value chain came together from across the globe for the first-ever YieldWise Partner Planning Session last month. YieldWise, a $130 million dollar initiative launched in 2016 by The Rockefeller Foundation, seeks...

Sodexo Reinforces an Already Robust Commitment to Animal Welfare by Working with U.S. Suppliers to Improve Conditions of Broiler Chickens

Published: Dec 21, 2016 – 07:08 PM EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. 21 /CSRwire/ - In a joint announcement today with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, committed to working with U.S. suppliers to further improve the treatment of broiler chickens in...

New CFSI Audit to Validate Responsible Sourcing of 3TG by Downstream Companies

Published: Nov 30, 2016 – 03:30 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 30 /CSRwire/ - The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their raw materials supply chains, today announced its Downstream Audit is now available to companies within the...

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