July 06, 2015

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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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Grounds for Health Signs Strategic Partnership with Speciality Coffee Association of Europe

Published: Jun 17, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Jun. 17 /CSRwire/ - Grounds for Health, an international non-governmental organization dedicated to prevention of cervical cancer in developing countries, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE). The agreement aims...

Commitment Moves to Achievement as B.C. Celebrates Two Further ASC Certified Salmon Farms

Published: Jun 12, 2015 – 04:03 PM EST

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C.,, Jun. 12 /CSRwire/ - Salmon farmers in B.C. continue to reach significant milestones on their way to achieving 100% 'Gold Standard' third-party certification by 2020 with the announcement of two further salmon farms certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council. Cermaq...

Farm Credit Hosts Capitol Hill Event to Honor Farmer Veterans, Celebrate Success of Farmer Veteran Coalition’s Homegrown By Heroes Program

Published: Jun 04, 2015 – 03:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Jun. 04 /CSRwire/ - Farm Credit, a national network of cooperatives that support rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, is hosting an event today on Capitol Hill to showcase the contributions of farmer veterans and celebrate the...

Companies Urged to Challenge Sustainability Claims

Published: Jun 04, 2015 – 12:49 PM EST

LONDON, Jun. 04 /CSRwire/ - Challenge the Label is a new simple yet informative tool that helps businesses who encounter sustainability labels to test the credibility of the claim. Understanding the claims and promises behind sustainability labels means people can make purchasing choices...

CFSI Enables Companies to Comply With New EU Conflict Minerals Legislation

Published: May 27, 2015 – 08:30 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 27 /CSRwire/ - The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) today announced it stands ready to help companies navigate compliance with the pending conflict minerals legislation that was recently voted on by the European Parliament. In addition, the CFSI is adopting a...

Online Courses Address Social Responsibility

Published: May 27, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST

NEWARK, Del., May 27 /CSRwire/ - The University of Delaware has launched three new online short courses to help companies integrate social responsibility and human rights throughout their operations. The courses are titled: Human Rights of Workers in Supply Chains; Textile and Apparel...

New Learning Labs from Tetra Pak Help Specify Business Benefits of Renewable Resources

Published: May 20, 2015 – 09:00 AM EST

DENTON, Texas, May 20 /CSRwire/ - What will it take for industry to understand the importance of using renewable materials to mitigate natural resources scarcity and to increase use of renewable resources? Tetra Pak today shared highlights from the first of a new...

Michelin and Barito Pacific Group Create a Joint-Venture to Produce Eco-Friendly Rubber and Projects to Help Protect and Restore the Fauna and Flora in the Regions Concerned

Published: May 19, 2015 – 01:30 PM EST

PARIS, May 19 /CSRwire/ - Michelin today announces the creation of a joint-venture in Indonesia with Barito Pacific Group (BPG) for producing natural, eco-friendly rubber. According to the terms of the agreement, this new joint-venture will be owned 53% by BPG and 47%...

Grounds for Health Expands Service Delivery to Cut Flower Value Chain

Published: May 14, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST

Williston, Vt. , May 14 /CSRwire/ - Grounds for Health, an international non-governmental organization dedicated to prevention of cervical cancer in developing countries, today announced the completion of its first cervical cancer screening and treatment campaign at Sher Ethiopia, one of the largest...

SCS Global Services Completes Trial Testing of Colombia's New Legally Harvested Wood Verification Program for Tropical Timber

Published: May 04, 2015 – 09:00 AM EST

EMERYVILLE, CA, May 04 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - Leading third-party certifier and environmental standards developer SCS Global Services (SCS) announced that it has successfully completed an independent trial of Colombia's new national legally harvested wood verification standard. Once the verification program takes full...

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