February 27, 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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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...

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...

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