December 08, 2019

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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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Impact and Growth of Fair Trade Certification Highlighted at 2nd World Coconut Congress

Posted: Aug 28, 2019 – 06:15 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 28 /CSRwire/ - Industry leaders, companies, and innovators in the coconut community will gather for the 2nd World Coconut Congress this week in Manilla, Philippines. Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, is pleased...

From Farm to Table: Online Company Increasing Incomes of Turkish Small-scale Farmers by Connecting Them Directly to Consumers

Posted: Aug 27, 2019 – 07:17 PM EST

ISTANBUL, Aug. 27 /CSRwire/ - Fair trade company Tarlamvar has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to revitalize Turkeys small-scale farming sector by providing livelihood opportunities to at least 1000 low-income small-scale family farmers through its supply chain and providing capacity...

RMI and ICA Partner to Advance Responsible Copper Production and Trade

Posted: Aug 20, 2019 – 08:30 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /CSRwire/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), on behalf of its Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), and the International Copper Association, Ltd. (ICA), have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly advance the responsible production and trade of...

Fair Trade USA Certifies Multi-Species Fishery in Mozambique

Posted: Aug 01, 2019 – 07:52 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 01 /CSRwire/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, has certified Afritex Ventures, headquartered in Mauritius, with operations in Mozambique, Africa. The species certified according to Fair Trade USAs Capture Fisheries Standard...

2019 Sustainable Procurement Barometer: Sustainable Supply Chain Awareness Grows, ‘Compliance Trap’ Hinders Progress and Business Impact

Posted: Jul 24, 2019 – 09:30 AM EST

PARIS and NEW YORK, Jul. 24 /CSRwire/ - EcoVadis today released its 2019 Sustainable Procurement Barometer: From Compliance to Performance, which offers insight into how sustainability is evolving in procurement priorities, and the tools and processes being used to drive tangible improvements and...

Equitable Food Initiative Receives Walmart Foundation Grant to Promote Responsible Labor Practices in Mexico

Posted: Jul 23, 2019 – 11:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON, Jul. 23 /CSRwire/ - Equitable Food Initiative has received a $1.2 million grant from Walmart Foundation to advance responsible labor practices through workforce development programs on fresh produce farms in Mexico. The grant runs through the end of 2020. Since 2012, EFI...

Pipeline Foods Launches Sustainability Program

Posted: Jul 18, 2019 – 08:00 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS, Jul. 18 /CSRwire/ - Pipeline Foods LLC (https://www.pipelinefoods.com/), the first U.S.-based supply chain solutions company focused exclusively on non-GMO, organic, and regenerative food and feed, has announced the rollout of its corporate sustainability program, known as IMPACT. As part of the rollout,...

Sappi Becomes an International Stakeholder Member of PEFC

Posted: Jul 05, 2019 – 09:01 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG, Jul. 05 /CSRwire/ - Sappi Limited (Sappi) is pleased to announce that we have become an International Stakeholder member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification). This membership aligns with our focus on sustainable forest management and responsible procurement throughout...

Timo Schmidt-Eisenhart (Timberland): "The 'Boom' of Sneakers Is Not a Trend, but a Phenomenon."

Posted: Jun 24, 2019 – 11:57 AM EST

Jun. 24 /CSRwire/ - Originally published on MDS By Arturo Jurez Timo Schmidt-Eisenhart is, since 2013, the president of Timberland for Emea (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). The German executive also worked for another brand of VF Corporation, The North Face, where...

Now’s the Time to Ideate, Inspire, and Innovate for a Circular Future

Posted: Jun 24, 2019 – 11:50 AM EST

Jun. 24 /CSRwire/ - From the HP Inc. Press Center Imagine dumping one garbage truck filled with plastic material into the ocean every minute. Now imagine two trucks per minute. Now four. Visualizing this makes my stomach turn, yet each year at least...

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