December 03, 2016

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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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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...

New Initiative Aims to Advance Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials in Technology Supply Chains

Published: Nov 15, 2016 – 08:30 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15 /CSRwire/ - The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) today announced the launch of the Responsible Raw Materials Initiative (RRMI) to address the most significant social and environmental impacts related to the extraction and...

Year Two: Musco Family Olive Co. Ethics & Sustainability Leadership Recognized Again as sole holder of the SQF Level II Ethical Sourcing Certification

Published: Oct 20, 2016 – 01:00 PM EST

TRACY, Calif., Oct. 20 /CSRwire/ - Last year, Musco Family Olive Co., the leading branded supplier of table olives in America, earned FMI's (Food Marketing Institute's) Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) Level II Ethical Sourcing Standard Certification becoming the first company in the...

CFSI 2016 Annual Conference: Advancing Responsible Sourcing

Published: Oct 13, 2016 – 10:15 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 13 /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 additional speakers for its annual conference in Santa Clara, California...

Gildan Joins the Cotton LEADS™ Program

Published: Sep 26, 2016 – 03:35 PM EST

MONTRÉAL, Sep. 26 /CSRwire/ - Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL; TSX and NYSE) is pleased to announce that the company has joined the Cotton LEADS program. This program is committed to the use of best practices and traceability in the cotton supply chain. "Gildan...

Sodexo Announces Progress in Commitment to Source $1 Billion in Products and Services from Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Published: Sep 19, 2016 – 05:40 PM EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sep. 19 /CSRwire/ - Two years ago, Sodexo, world leader of Quality of Life services, made a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action to purchase globally $1 billion in products and services over three years from micro, small, and medium-size...

In Canada Enforcement Trial, Ecuadorians Say “Bring On” Chevron’s Corrupt Witness Alberto Guerra For Questioning

Published: Sep 19, 2016 – 12:55 PM EST

Toronto, Sep. 19 /CSRwire/ - The lawyer for Ecuadorian villagers in the trial to enforce the $9.5 billion Ecuador judgment said he was ready to question Chevron's star witness Alberto Guerra on the stand about his false allegations of bribery, but that Chevron...

EcoVadis Earns ISO 27001 Certification For Information Security Management

Published: Sep 14, 2016 – 04:33 PM EST

NEW YORK, and PARIS, Sep. 14 /CSRwire/ - EcoVadis, the leading platform for corporate social responsibility (CSR) ratings for global supply chains, announced that it has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (ISO 27001) certification for information security management systems (ISMS). The certification is the most...

Corporate Responsibility Executive Institute Accepting Applications for October 2016 Program

Published: Sep 12, 2016 – 03:20 PM EST

Orlando, Sep. 12 /CSRwire/ - Today it is critically important for Corporate Responsibility Executives to understand how the role they have in their companies integrates and impacts society and their company. It is not enough to understand the work of Corporate Responsibility, executives...

GM Recycles 2 Million Flint Water Bottles into Fleece

Published: Aug 24, 2016 – 06:12 PM EST

DETROIT, Aug. 24 /CSRwire/ - General Motors is adding 2 million water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents into its Do Your Part water bottle recycling initiative. The company partnered with Schupan Recycling to collect the bottles. The plastic is washed, flaked and turned...

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