August 14, 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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Linking Technology and a Sustainable Supply Chain

Published: Aug 13, 2020 – 12:30 PM EST

Originally published by Dow Supply chains are an important link to sustainability and safety at Dow, and technology is increasingly helping to improve resource efficiency, transparency and collaboration. Dow operates an extensive, integrated global supply chain. Our company procures more than 100 billion...

Dow Giving New Life to Old Mattresses

Published: Jul 31, 2020 – 02:30 PM EST

Jul. 31 /CSRwire/ - If stacked, mattresses discarded in Europe every year would exceed the height of Mount Everest - by 678 times1. Approximately 30 million mattresses are thrown away, and most of this bulky, non-biodegradable waste-stream ends up in the landfill. Through...

Napapijri Receives a Distinguished Sustainability Certification

Published: Jul 31, 2020 – 01:30 PM EST

Jul. 31 /CSRwire/ - Napapijri® is gaining worldwide recognition for its Circular Series, a first ever collection of 100% recyclable jackets. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute granted Napapijri its Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold recognition, the world's most advanced standard for...

Caring for Forests Today to Ensure Clear Skies Tomorrow

Published: Jul 29, 2020 – 01:00 PM EST

Jul. 29 /CSRwire/ - Forests. Growing up, I had never really thought a lot about them. I like open spaces; beaches, the sea, mountains with far sights and clear skies. And I never hugged a tree as a child either. I did climb...

Fairtrade America Names Peg Willingham As New Executive Director

Published: Jul 23, 2020 – 08:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON, Jul. 23 /CSRwire/ - Fairtrade America, an independent, third party certification that betters the lives of farmers and workers in developing countries, is pleased to announce the hire of Peg Willingham as the organization's new Executive Director. In this role, Willingham will...

RESOLVE and Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) Join Forces to Better Support Responsibly Sourced and Artisanally Mined Diamonds and Other Minerals

Published: Jul 22, 2020 – 09:12 AM EST

RESOLVE and the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) have joined forces in a program merger to bolster both organizations' capacity to support the responsible sourcing of artisanally mined diamonds, gold, cobalt, "the three Ts" (tin, tantalum, and tungsten), and other minerals. The two non-profits...

Being a Responsible & Ethical Business

Published: Jul 16, 2020 – 12:00 PM EST

2019 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT WHY IT MATTERS Hershey prioritizes upholding ethical business conduct and being transparent. Through our commitment to live our values, we have developed robust policies and procedures to act responsibly across our operations and supply chain. We regularly review our approach...

International Paper Announces Progress on Its 2020 Sustainability Goals

Published: Jul 07, 2020 – 09:00 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jul. 07 /CSRwire/ - International Paper (NYSE: IP) has released its 2019 Global Citizenship Report. The company, one of the leading producers of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, shares the progress it made in 2019 against its 2020 goals and...

Innovative Ways We're Addressing the Root Causes of Child Labor

Published: Jun 29, 2020 – 11:30 AM EST

·Our Cocoa For Good strategy is at the heart of our sustainable cocoa work ·Driving social and economic benefits, with the help of our partners, helps eliminate child labor ·Together, we’re working to keep children in school and away from dangerous activities

Going Beyond 'Fair Trade' With Hershey's Sustainable Cocoa Strategy

Published: Jun 19, 2020 – 11:30 AM EST

• Hershey’s responsible sourcing efforts are about much more than certification • Addressing cocoa farming conditions and systemic problems is essential to sustainability • 100 percent certification is only the start of our investments to drive meaningful change

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