May 27, 2018

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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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Smithfield Foods Releases Animal Care Section of 2017 Sustainability Report, New Virtual Reality Video of Hog Operations

Published: May 02, 2018 – 10:05 AM EST

SMITHFIELD, Va., May 02 /CSRwire/ - Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. released the Animal Care section of its 2017 Sustainability Report focusing on the company's industry-leading practices to keep animals safe, comfortable, and healthy. Starting today, Smithfield will issue its 17th Sustainability Report in...

What Do You Do When You Are Investing in Your Workforce but Your Suppliers Are Not?

Published: May 01, 2018 – 05:00 PM EST

By Suze François, Responsible Sourcing Advisor, Global Communities Nikki Duncan, Director – Strategic Partnerships, Global Communities

Volcom Achieves Fair Labor Association Accreditation

Published: Apr 26, 2018 – 12:51 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif., Apr. 26 /CSRwire/ - In February of 2018, after years of being an 'affiliate' brand, Volcom was officially voted in by the Fair Labor Association (FLA) as an accredited 'member;' an achievement Volcom has had its sights set on since...

Johnson & Johnson, Tessy Plastics, Avery Dennison and EcoVadis Advise Companies on Driving Supplier Engagement and Sustainable Outcomes

Published: Apr 24, 2018 – 11:27 AM EST

PARIS and NEW YORK, Apr. 24 /CSRwire/ - EcoVadis, the leader in business sustainability ratings for global supply chains, expands its support of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) to include gold-level sponsorship of the 2018 SPLC Summit and the SPLC webinar series,...

RMI and GRI Partner to Enhance Reporting on Responsible Minerals Sourcing from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

Published: Apr 10, 2018 – 09:00 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va./AMSTERDAM, Apr. 10 /CSRwire/ - The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) today announced a project to help improve companies' minerals sourcing due diligence and impact reporting by providing reporting resources and tools based on internationally recognized frameworks....

Ocado Reduces Food Waste Through Redistribution Initiatives

Published: Apr 03, 2018 – 11:00 AM EST

HATFIELD, UK, Apr. 03 /CSRwire/ - Food waste is a huge global issue. Every year, UK households throw away 13 billion worth of food. A staggering 7.3 million tonnes of household food waste was thrown away in 2015, according to the waste advisory...

iPoint Receives Funding for Blockchain-based Minerals Traceability System

Published: Feb 07, 2018 – 09:30 AM EST

REUTLINGEN, Germany, Feb. 07 /CSRwire/ - iPoint's proposal for a "Blockchain-based traceability and data reporting system in Rwanda" has been selected as one of only four projects to receive funding from the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM). The goal of the project...

Bridgestone Elevates Standards in Sustainable Procurement Practices; Launches New Policy for Suppliers and Partners

Published: Feb 06, 2018 – 04:00 AM EST

TOKYO, Japan, Feb. 06 /CSRwire/ - Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), the world's largest tire and rubber company, today announced a new Global Sustainable Procurement Policy to help identify and evaluate qualified suppliers, promote best practices, and serve as a communication and improvement tool for...

Shaping a Future of Sustainable Trade: The Foreign Trade Association Becomes amfori

Published: Jan 15, 2018 – 08:00 AM EST

BRUSSELS, Jan. 15 /CSRwire/ - The Foreign Trade Association is now amfori, the organisation for trade with purpose.As the world continues to change faster and more fundamentally than ever before, expectations toward businesses are increasing. It's no longer enough to deliver high-quality products...

Smithfield Foods Achieves Industry-Leading Animal Care Commitment, Unveils New Virtual Reality Video of Its Group Housing Systems

Published: Jan 08, 2018 – 10:15 AM EST

SMITHFIELD, Va., Jan. 08 /CSRwire/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc. is proud to announce that it has fulfilled its industry-leading commitment of providing group housing systems for pregnant sows on all company-owned farms in the United States. Smithfield also released a 360-degree, virtual reality...

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