October 10, 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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New Leaf Paper and SCS Global Services Publish Innovative Study Using Advanced LCA Methodology

Published: Oct 08, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST

BOSTON, Oct. 08 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - Today at Sustainable Brands' New Metrics conference, New Leaf Paper released a rigorous study using the most advanced life cycle assessment (LCA) framework currently available, comparing the environmental sustainability performance of its new, 100% postconsumer recycled...

Diamonds Might Be a Girl's Best Friend, but Pearls Could Soon Be the Oceans'

Published: Oct 07, 2015 – 09:00 AM EST

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 07 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - In a world first, Australian Pearl Producers Association (PPA) have entered the Australia pearl oyster fishery to be assessed against the MSC's standard for sustainable fishing. If the fishery achieves certification, this could influence the...

ReGrow West Africa Partnership, Which Targets Post Ebola Economic Recovery, A Featured CGI Commitment

Published: Sep 28, 2015 – 01:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Sep. 28 /CSRwire/ - Yesterday, at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York, Stephen D'Esposito, President and CEO of RESOLVE, joined Chelsea Clinton and other leaders on stage, during the Plenary Session titled "Investing in Prevention and Resilient Health...

Wildlife Works Announced as Africa’s First Carbon Neutral, Fair Trade Factory

Published: Jul 17, 2015 – 03:00 PM EST

Fair Trade USA partners with Wildlife Works--the first carbon neutral, Fair Trade factory in Africa--and Threads 4 Thought, on new Fair Trade apparel line. Available online and in select Whole Foods Markets.

Mars Wants Industry, Government and Charity Sector “to Work Together to Address Global Threat of Unsafe Food”

Published: Jul 17, 2015 – 02:24 PM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jul. 17 /CSRwire/ - Mars, Incorporated has said that the critical challenge of food safety will only be solved through greater collaboration between business, government and NGOs. Mars Global Business Advisor John Cordaro was speaking at a Mars co-sponsored panel...

Pact Report Sheds New Light on Conflict-Free Mining in Africa’s Great Lakes

Published: Jul 14, 2015 – 08:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jul. 14 /CSRwire/ - Today, Pact released a report detailing the state of conflict-free minerals in The Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. The report provides an in-depth look at traceability and due diligence, as well as on-the-ground progress and...

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Recognizes SCS Global Services as Approved Verifier for New Pilot Program

Published: Jul 09, 2015 – 09:06 AM EST

EMERYVILLE, CA, Jul. 09 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) announced today that it has been approved for the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) Verification Pilot for the Environmental Facility Module. SCS joined the SAC as an affiliate member...

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...



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