September 17, 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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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...

MBDC and Toxnot Collaborate to Address Supply Chain and Product Transparency

Published: Jun 04, 2019 – 09:00 AM EST

DETROIT, Jun. 04 /CSRwire/ - MBDC and Toxnot, two esteemed players in the sustainable products space, today announced an exciting collaboration to help manufacturers with product transparency reporting. Together, Toxnot and MBDC, the creators of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program, will...

Circular Economy Briefing – Complimentary

Published: May 30, 2019 – 02:00 PM EST

LONDON, May 30 /CSRwire/ - Transitioning from a linear to a circular economy is one of the biggest challenges the industry faces, reducing waste is of paramount importance to ensuring the safety of the planet. It also presents an opportunity for business to...

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...

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