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Fair Trade & Supply Chain CSRwire News

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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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Key Supply Chain Sustainability Trends 2014

Press Release Published: Oct 24, 2014 – 09:24 AM EST

LONDON, Oct. 24 /CSRwire/ - Exploring the ways to build a responsible, resilient and secure value chain to minimise risks and future proof business is underpinning idea for the majority of supply chain professionals. Ethical Corporation went further and managed to break it...

American Shoppers Willing to Spend 31 Percent More Per Week On Responsibly Produced Food

Press Release Published: Oct 15, 2014 – 12:14 PM EST

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 15 /CSRwire/ - On average, Americans are willing to spend 31 percent more per week on grocery food produced in ways that uphold the principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR), according to the Conscious Consumer Study issued today by...

Nov 19, 2014 – Build a Responsible, Resilient and Secure Value Chain

Event Posted: Oct 07, 2014 – 03:35 PM EST

Back for the 9th year, The Sustainable Supply Chain Summit is the world's leading meeting place for senior executives looking to put sustainability at the heart of their supply chains and wider value chains.

Equitable Origin Certifies First Ever Sites for Responsible Oil Production

Press Release Published: Sep 09, 2014 – 08:00 AM EST

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sep. 09 /CSRwire/ - Equitable Origin (EO) today announced the world's first certification of socially and environmentally responsible oil production sites. EO100 Standard certification of the Quifa and Rubiales sites in Colombia signifies the environmental, social, health and ethical practices...

Program Schedule Announced for Focal Point 2014: Packaging at the Leading Edge

Press Release Published: Sep 05, 2014 – 03:27 PM EST

STEVENS POINT, W.I., Sep. 05 /CSRwire/ - A keynote presentation by Craig Culver, co-founder and CEO of Culver's, and a panel conversation on responsible paper sourcing will open the day at Focal Point 2014: Packaging at the Leading Edge. "We're really pleased to...

Vermont Governor Applauds Sodexo’s Commitment To The “Vermont First” Pledge To Impact State’s Agricultural Economy And Improve The Well-Being Of Vermonters

Press Release Published: Sep 05, 2014 – 08:00 AM EST

MONTPELIER, V.T., Sep. 05 /CSRwire/ - Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin applauded a private sector company's commitment to the procurement of local food in Vermont institutions. Sodexo, a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations with a major presence in Vermont,...

Responsible Forest Management Drives Economic Wellbeing in Costa Rica's Cordillera Central Mountains

Press Release Published: Jun 30, 2014 – 08:04 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Jun. 30 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - A collaborative forest management project has earned certification under the prestigious Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standard, based on an independent assessment conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS). The 7,000 hectares of high-elevation tropical...

SCS Global Services Accredited by The Responsible Jewellery Council to Certify Responsible Practices Throughout the Jewelry Supply Chain

Press Release Published: Jun 27, 2014 – 09:27 AM EST

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jun. 27 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - SCS Global Services (SCS), a leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, announced its accreditation by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) to certify member compliance with the RJC "Code of Practices" and "Chain-of-Custody" standards for...

Fund Helps Belize Shrimp Farms in Bid to Meet ASC Standard

Press Release Published: Jun 25, 2014 – 08:12 AM EST

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, Jun. 25 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - Thanks to funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), the Belize Shrimp Growers' Association is preparing member farms for Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) assessment. The IDB funding is...

Jun 23, 2014 – 2nd Conflict Minerals Reporting and Supply Chain Transparency Conference

Event Posted: Jun 18, 2014 – 07:59 PM EST

The 2nd Sustaining Conflict Minerals Compliance Conference will break down each SEC reporting requirement as well as examine direct filing examples from specific companies. Featuring case studies from industry leading experts, this advanced course offers attendees a unique opportunity to benchmark their conflict...

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