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In Their Words: an Open Letter From Family-Owned Farm Wholesum Harvest

Farm workers share how Fair Trade's Community Development Funds are making a difference in their community
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Last month I had the opportunity to interview farm workers at Wholesum Harvest’s Fair Trade Certified™ tomato farm in Amado, Arizona.  I’ve spoken with many farm workers during my three years at Fair Trade USA, but this assignment had me nervous. Wholesum Amado represents a new frontier for Fair Trade.

Tetra Tech Recognizes the Power of Girls and Women to Change the World

Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child 2017
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On October 11, Tetra Tech joins organizations around the world in celebrating the role of girls and women in building a better world.

The United Nations’ International Day of the Girl Child has focused the world’s attention on “the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. […] Girls have the potential to change the world—both as the empowered girls of today and as tomorrow’s workers, mothers, entrepreneurs, mentors, household heads, and political leaders.”

Whirlpool Corporation Team Drives Global Effort to Meet Materials Compliance

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When it comes to sustainability, dreaming bigger is always better. By looking beyond regulatory requirements to achieve sustainable practices, Whirlpool Corporation is recognizing the value in protecting consumer health and trade customer priorities, as well as reduced eco-fees.

Conservation, Community, and Commercial: Realizing the 3 C’s in Post-Conflict Liberia

Using sustainable, commercial approaches to maximize the benefits of forest and mineral resources
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Leif Kindberg, an associate focused on environment and natural resources with Tetra Tech International Development Services, describes the approaches needed to create sustainable, commercial activity for forest and mineral resources in Liberia. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Corporate Responsibility Practitioner Roundup: Whirlpool Corporation

By Corporate Responsibility Magazine
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While in Detroit for Sustainable Brands, CR Magazine spoke with Ron Voglewede, Global Sustainability Director, Whirlpool Corporation. Ron is also on the Board of Directors at the Alliance for Water Efficiency.

CRMag: As a practitioner, how does telling the CR story feel different from everyday sales & marketing?

Cargill VIDEO | 5 Goals for Sustainable Cocoa

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In its new Cocoa Promise Report, Cargill is laying out a clear pathway to a sustainable cocoa supply chain. In the five years since the Cocoa Promise, the company’s overarching sustainability commitment for the sector, was launched, Cargill and its farmer partners have made significant progress. Among other highlights, more than 145,000 farmers were trained on sustainability and good agricultural practices. In Côte d’Ivoire alone, 62,000 farmers have benefited from one-to-one coaching.

Dear Cities: Resist Amazon's HQ2

There is something untoward about the feeding frenzy we are witnessing as cities across the country vie to be the site of Amazon’s second headquarters (“HQ2”).
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There is something untoward about the feeding frenzy we are witnessing as cities across the country vie to be the site of Amazon’s second headquarters (“HQ2”). Amazon, after all, is the poster child for driving, first, independent booksellers and then retailers out of business, hollowing out communities across America.

Cargill Cocoa Promise Report Charts Clear Path Toward Cocoa Sustainability

Summary: 
  • Sustainable business practices are essential to cope with challenges of climate change, resource scarcity, social inequality and fluctuating market conditions.
  • Significant progress has been made on direct sourcing, traceability, environmental impact and farmer and community socio-economic resilience.
  • Evidence-based learnings inform our pathway to 2030, with evolved goals based on U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. 
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  • Sustainable business practices are essential to cope with challenges of climate change, resource scarcity, social inequality and fluctuating market conditions.
  • Significant progress has been made on direct sourcing, traceability, environmental impact and farmer and community socio-economic resilience.
  • Evidence-based learnings inform our pathway to 2030, with evolved goals based on U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. 

HPE Listed in Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the Sixth Consecutive Year

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is proud to be listed in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, recognizing HPE as one of the most sustainable companies in the world.  It is the sixth consecutive year HPE has been included in the DJSI indices1.

Cox Enterprises Achieves 100,000 Ton Recycling Milestone

Milestone achieved during 10-year anniversary of Cox Conserves
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ATLANTA, September 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Cox Enterprises today announced that the company has recycled more than 100,000 tons of materials since 2013. This milestone coincides with the 10th anniversary of the company’s Cox Conserves sustainability program, which has a goal of achieving zero waste to landfill by 2024.  

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