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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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Mainstream Consumers Drive Fair Trade Certified Sales Up 24 Percent

Posted: Mar 07, 2011 – 11:36 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif., Mar. 07 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today reports new data to confirm that mainstream consumers are increasing their commitment to Fair Trade faster than ever. Sales...

Kimball(R) Office Aligns with Nonprofit Furniture Refurbishing Organization, ANEW

Posted: Mar 03, 2011 – 02:01 PM EST

JASPER, Ind., Mar. 03 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - For more than 40 years, Kimball Office has aligned with various suppliers, vendors, and manufacturers to produce sustainable contract office furniture. Now the company is partnering with Asset Network for Education Worldwide (ANEW) to extend...

USAID, Green Mountain Coffee, and Fair Trade USA Biodiversity Initiative Supports Economic and Social Development for Brazilian Coffee Farmers

Posted: Feb 15, 2011 – 09:59 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 15 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Green Mountain Coffee, and Fair Trade USA today announce a new partnership to promote biodiversity, conservation, and environmental education among Brazil's coffee growing communities, as biodiverse ecosystems form an...

When Shopping for Meat, the More You Know the Better

Posted: Feb 02, 2011 – 09:12 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 02 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI) is providing shoppers with a new level of transparency about how farm animals are raised by now offering beef, pork and chicken certified under 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating system (bit.ly/fawOft)....

Anvil Knitwear Becomes First US-based Company to Join Cotton made in Africa Initiative

Posted: Feb 01, 2011 – 02:39 PM EST

NEW YORK, Feb. 01 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Anvil Knitwear, a leading apparel brand, has become the first US-based apparel manufacturer to join the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative. The CmiA initiative is a public-private partnership project to promote sales of sustainably...

Greening the Supply Chain: Businesses Unlock Hidden Value According to New A.T. Kearney Report for CDP

Posted: Jan 27, 2011 – 12:09 PM EST

LONDON and NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Businesses are now seeing a return on investment from embedding sustainable practices into the procurement function, indicating an emerging trend in supply chain engagement and collaboration. More than 50% of large businesses and...

Former Dow Jones Executives Form Social Venture 'MoJo' to Aid Underprivileged Women

Posted: Dec 06, 2010 – 09:12 AM EST

BOSTON, Dec. 06 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Two former Dow Jones executives have launched a social venture designed to address issues facing single mothers who are poverty-stricken in the United States. Founders Tom Aley and Darr Aley have formed Moms and Jobs (www.momsandjobs.com)...

Cargill's Work to Improve Cocoa Farmers' Livelihoods Recognized With US National Award

Posted: Dec 01, 2010 – 02:27 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 01 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - When we pop a piece of chocolate into our mouths, most of us aren't thinking about the supply chain that converts cocoa beans into delicious treats. But Cargill does. The company's work to improve livelihoods for...

Fair Trade USA Launches First Ethical Fashion Certification Label

Posted: Dec 01, 2010 – 08:57 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 01 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Plenty of fashion brands call themselves fair, but a label that ensures fairness from the cotton field to your hanger hasn't been on the shelves...until now. Just in time for the holidays, Fair Trade USA...

CARE and Full Circle Exchange Team Up to Turn Coffee & Chocolate Sales Into Poverty Relief

Posted: Nov 26, 2010 – 10:23 AM EST

ATLANTA, Nov. 26 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - CARE has teamed with Full Circle Exchange to raise up to $1 million for CARE's global poverty-fighting programs through Full Circle Exchange's sale of co-branded coffee and chocolate. As part its "Wake Up to Justice –...

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