July 21, 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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Free Webinar: Supplier Engagement and Motivation - Proving the Business Case

Published: Jul 05, 2017 – 04:00 AM EST

LONDON, Jul. 05 /CSRwire/ - Moving beyond mandate and control, eradicate box-ticking 'compliance' and shift mindsets across your supply chain might be the hardest task but truly engaging suppliers is key to the business impact, reputation and competitiveness. To help you prove your...

Foreign Trade Association Becoming Amfori in 2018 to Be the Voice of Global Responsible Trade

Published: Jun 16, 2017 – 04:00 AM EST

BRUSSELS, Jun. 16 /CSRwire/ - The Foreign Trade Association (FTA) announced yesterday, 15 June, during its annual conference that the association will change its corporate name to 'Amfori' as of January 2018. The new name will align the identity of the organisation with...

HP Creates Social and Environmental Impact in Haiti with Launch of Ink Cartridges Made from Recycled Bottles

Published: Jun 15, 2017 – 04:05 PM EST

* HP releases first Original HP ink cartridges made with plastic from bottles recycled in Haiti * Joint initiative aims to improve the lives of the children who collect recyclable materials by providing them with educational opportunities, including scholarships, as well as full...

C&S Wholesale Grocers and U-Haul Announce Commitments to Protect Forests and Fiber Supply Chains

Published: Jun 14, 2017 – 08:00 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Va., Jun. 14 /CSRwire/ - CS Wholesale Grocers and U-Haul joined with The Conservation Fund today to announce their commitment to protecting forest-based supply chains. Each company will start by measuring and then offsetting a portion of their wood fiber use-from pulpwood...

USCIB Welcomes Herzog as New Head of Corporate Responsibility and Labor Practice

Published: May 24, 2017 – 04:52 PM EST

NEW YORK, May 24 /CSRwire/ - Gabriella Rigg Herzog has joined the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) as vice president for corporate responsibility and labor affairs. Working out of USCIB's New York headquarters, Herzog will lead the organization's work on labor...

GM Works to Set Sustainable Natural Rubber Tires into Motion

Published: May 15, 2017 – 03:52 PM EST

DETROIT, May 15 /CSRwire/ - Transforming the global rubber and tire supply chain to create lasting, environmentally sound sustainable rubber production requires a collaborative approach. Through an industry-first commitment to sourcing sustainable natural rubber in its tires, General Motors is helping drive the...

Responsible Wool Standard Promotes Sustainable Land Stewardship and Humane Sheep Treatment

Published: Mar 20, 2017 – 04:21 PM EST

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Mar. 20 /CSRwire/ - Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) has been approved by Textile Exchange as a licensed certification body for the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS). In this role, SCS is now authorized to conduct independent certification assessments of...

GFSI-Recognised Certification Programme Achieves Full Government Recognition

Published: Mar 20, 2017 – 12:07 PM EST

PARIS, Mar. 20 /CSRwire/ - The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) applauds CanadaGAP on achieving full government recognition. This recognition is a major public/private achievement and it comes as further reinforcement to what many food industry experts have reiterated time and again -...

CFSI Welcomes European Union Conflict Minerals Regulation

Published: Mar 16, 2017 – 04:15 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Mar. 16 /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, welcomes the European Union (EU) regulation on supply chain due diligence obligations...

The Wendy's Company Enhances and Expands Supplier Code of Conduct

Published: Mar 01, 2017 – 06:28 PM EST

DUBLIN, Ohio, Mar. 01 /CSRwire/ - The Wendy's Company today announced the expansion of its Supplier Code of Conduct which now includes all U.S. and Canadian contracts managed by Quality Supply Chain Cooperative (QSCC) and suppliers that provide a significant stream of goods...

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