May 19, 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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Walmart on Track to Reduce 1 Billion Metric Tons of Emission From Global Supply Chains by 2030

Published: May 08, 2019 – 10:50 AM EST

Retailer achieves significant progress in ESG efforts, including 93 million metric ton reduction of supplier emissions[i] and 6.1% reduction in Scopes 1 and 2 annual greenhouse gas emissions in 2017[ii]

Smithfield Foods and RAE Partner to Produce Renewable Energy while Restoring Missouri’s Natural Environment

Published: Apr 26, 2019 – 11:40 AM EST

ST. LOUIS, Apr. 26 /CSRwire/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield's hog farms in Missouri. This partnership converts manure collected from Smithfield farms into...

World Bank and Pact Launch First ‘State of the Sector’ Report for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

Published: Apr 24, 2019 – 03:00 AM EST

• Over 40 million people globally work in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) • 10 million people living in 40 countries in sub-Saharan Africa are directly engaged in ASM • Accurate, reliable data on artisanal and small-scale mining is an essential first step...

Industry Leaders Sign MoU on Responsible Tin Sourcing

Published: Apr 16, 2019 – 08:30 AM EST

HERTFORDSHIRE, England and ALEXANDRIA, Va., Apr. 16 /CSRwire/ - The International Tin Association (ITA) and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), on behalf of its Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation across the entire tin...

Covestro Introduces New Supplier Diversity Program in North America

Published: Apr 09, 2019 – 10:05 AM EST

PITTSBURGH, Apr. 09 /CSRwire/ - Today, Covestro LLC announced the launch of its North American supplier diversity program, building on its continuous commitment to create a more diverse, inclusive and innovative culture. The new program opens the door for small and diverse organizations...

Circular Economy Webinar – Complimentary

Published: Apr 09, 2019 – 05:00 AM EST

LONDON, Apr. 09 /CSRwire/ - With increasing pressure on natural and man-made resources, innovative companies are taking a lifecycle assessment approach and tackling circularity from as early as product development, with the goal of reaping the reputational and commercial benefits. In this one-hour...

Dow, Keep America Beautiful Open Fourth Hefty® EnergyBag® Grant Program for up to $125,000

Published: Apr 08, 2019 – 10:39 AM EST

MIDLAND, Mich., Apr. 08 /CSRwire/ - Dow is again teaming up with national nonprofit and long-standing collaborator Keep America Beautiful® to award up to $125,000 in grants for organizations to establish the Hefty® EnergyBag® program in their communities. The Hefty®EnergyBag® program, a collaboration...

Smithfield Foods Achieves Industry-Leading Environmental Commitment by Engaging Grain Supply Chain in Sustainable Farming Practices

Published: Feb 25, 2019 – 05:42 PM EST

SMITHFIELD, Va., Feb. 25 /CSRwire/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has successfully engaged 80 percent of its grain supply chain, which is used to feed the company's hogs, in farming practices that are both sustainable and reduce the...

UPS Packaging Design and Testing Enables Launch of First-of-its-Kind Reusable Consumer Packaging Solution

Published: Jan 24, 2019 – 05:45 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 24 /CSRwire/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) has joined the coalition of the world's largest consumer product companies and international recycling leader TerraCycle to unveil an innovative new reusable and returnable system for managing consumer product packaging. The system, entitled Loop™,...

Supply Chain Integrity - Introducing Farm to Yarn, Traceable Organic Cotton With Social and Environmental Benefits

Published: Jan 24, 2019 – 04:00 AM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 24 /CSRwire/ - Volcom, in partnership with the social enterprise CottonConnect, is launching Farm to Yarn - a socially conscious raw materials initiative in India that features certified organic cotton that's traceable back to the program's farmers and that...

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