August 22, 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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RMI and ICA Partner to Advance Responsible Copper Production and Trade

Published: 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

Published: Aug 01, 2019 – 07:52 PM EST

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 USA's Capture Fisheries Standard (CFS) include mahi-mahi, swordfish, and yellowfin...

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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 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™ (PEFC™). This membership aligns with our focus on sustainable forest management and responsible procurement...

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

Published: Jun 24, 2019 – 11:57 AM EST

Jun. 24 /CSRwire/ - Originally published on MDS By Arturo Juárez 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

Published: 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...

Can the Circular Economy End the Era of “Throwaway Living”?

Published: Jun 21, 2019 – 12:40 PM EST

Jun. 21 /CSRwire/ - In 1955, LIFE magazine ran an ad promoting "Throwaway Living," encouraging the use of disposable items as a way to help cut down on household chores. We used to depend on plastic, and now, our planet is being suffocated...

International Justice Mission Announces Third Grant from Walmart.org to Combat Trafficking in Thai Fishing Industry

Published: Jun 11, 2019 – 11:00 AM EST

BANGKOK, Thailand, Jun. 11 /CSRwire/ - International Justice Mission (IJM), the world's largest international anti-slavery organization, has announced its third grant awarded by the Walmart Foundation to continue addressing human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, in the Thai fishing industry. Thailand is...

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