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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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SAI Asks Companies to Find their "Social Fingerprint"

Posted: Mar 29, 2011 – 07:45 PM EST

NEW YORK, Mar. 29 /CSRwire/ - Social Accountability International's (SAI) Social Fingerprint is being used by companies in over 20 countries to measure their social performance now, and then learn how to improve it. Participating companies, primarily suppliers to multi-national brands and retailers,...

Asia Pulp & Paper Joins Indonesian Associations Pledging 100 Percent Industry Adherence to National Wood Legality Laws

Posted: Mar 18, 2011 – 03:41 PM EST

JAKARTA, Mar. 18 /CSRwire/ - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Jakarta-based Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP), one of the world's largest pulp and paper producers, joined Indonesia's leading trade associations and companies involved in exporting wood-based products to pledge its support of and commitment...

Coffee Drinkers Donating to Japan Relief Efforts

Posted: Mar 17, 2011 – 12:31 PM EST

POULSBO, Wash., Mar. 17 /CSRwire/ - Grounds for Change, a specialty coffee roaster based in the Seattle area, has released another coffee in its disaster relief/NGO support series. The Japan Relief Blend released today is aimed at providing coffee drinkers with a simple...

MAJORITY WORLD(TM), the socially responsible image agency, announces major expansion plan

Posted: Mar 16, 2011 – 10:04 AM EST

LONDON, Mar. 16 /CSRwire/ - MAJORITY WORLD is a picture agency with a difference. It promotes the work of talented local photographers in the majority world -- Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East -- enabling them to gain a fairer share...

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...

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