January 21, 2020

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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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Fair Trade USA Names Nathalie Marin-Gest Head of Fresh Goods to Focus on Evolution and Growth

Published: Jan 10, 2020 – 10:16 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 10 /CSRwire/ - Fair Trade USA®, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, has named Nathalie Marin-Gest as Head of Fresh Goods, overseeing the Fair Trade Certified™ produce, floral, and seafood product categories. Marin-Gest has worked...

Freeport Cobalt, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Recognized for Responsible Mineral Sourcing

Published: Jan 02, 2020 – 12:04 PM EST

Jan. 02 /CSRwire/ - Freeport Cobalt, a Freeport-McMoRan company, was recognized as a Conformant Refiner by the Responsible Minerals Initiative for its ethical processing of responsibly sourced minerals. The certification by this international group validates the company's commitment to producing materials from responsibly...

Toolkit to Advance Reporting on Modern Slavery

Published: Dec 02, 2019 – 08:30 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA/AMSTERDAM, Dec. 02 /CSRwire/ - A toolkit to advance reporting on modern slavery has been launched by the Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The new resource - announced on the UN...

SCS Global Services Now Offers FSSC 22000 Certification

Published: Nov 25, 2019 – 06:38 PM EST

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 25 /CSRwire/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to announce that it has added FSSC 22000 certification, a complete food safety management systems certification scheme, to its comprehensive suite of professional auditing, training and support services for the food...

Bridgestone Brings First At-Scale Use of Recovered Carbon Black to Tire Market

Published: Nov 25, 2019 – 05:22 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 25 /CSRwire/ - Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced the industry's first at-scale use of recovered carbon black (rCB) in the tire market as part of its long-standing partnership with Delta-Energy Group, LLC, a market leader for material recovery from...

ITA and RMI Demonstrate Assurance Leadership in Tin Due Diligence

Published: Nov 13, 2019 – 10:30 AM EST

HERTFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom and ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13 /CSRwire/ - The International Tin Association (ITA) and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, have jointly developed and published new "Assessment Criteria for Tin Smelting Companies," which clarify a...

Fairtrade America Partners With Five Certified Brands to Encourage Consumers to Shop and Entertain Ethically This Holiday Season

Published: Nov 12, 2019 – 08:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /CSRwire/ - Fairtrade America is the U.S. member organization of Fairtrade International, an independent, third party certification that betters the lives of farmers and workers in developing countries. Today, the U.S. organization announced it has partnered with five licensees to...

Global Sustainability Performance Holds, Despite Corporate Commitments to Create a More Responsible Economy

Published: Nov 05, 2019 – 04:00 AM EST

Nov. 05 /CSRwire/ - EcoVadis just released its annual Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. The report offers comprehensive insight into the supply chain sustainability performance of more than 30,000 companies worldwide.Here's what you need to know: Overall, despite sustainability scores increasing since...

Avery Dennison Wins 2019 Innovations in Sustainability Award

Published: Oct 17, 2019 – 03:26 PM EST

MENTOR, Ohio, Oct. 17 /CSRwire/ - Avery Dennison was named winner of the 2019 Future of Sourcing Awards during the Sourcing Industry Group's Global Executive Summit in Carlsbad, California. The Future of Sourcing Awards celebrates organizations and individuals that show innovation, leadership and...

RMI and GRI Launch Responsible Mineral Reporting Toolkit

Published: Oct 15, 2019 – 08:30 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and AMSTERDAM, Oct. 15 /CSRwire/ - The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have launched a toolkit to advance reporting on sourcing minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas. The resource...

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