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World Focus on Ethical Sourcing Turns to California as Leaders Gather

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The World focus on ethical sourcing of materials will shift to California next month when the Conflict-Free Smelter Initiative (CFSI) holds its annual meeting in Santa Clara. Thousands of supply chain executives and sustainability officers from top-tier companies, legal experts, NGOs and others will converge for what promises to be intense discussions about one crucial issue: Can companies do better at ensuring they have responsible and ethical sourcing practices in their product streams.

Supplier Diversity from the Inside Out

By: Darlene Fuller
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Diversity helps businesses and communities thrive. It’s that simple. When there are more options, more voices and more ideas, there are more opportunities for business excellence. While many organizations focus on cultivating a diverse workforce that can offer a variety of ideas and strengths, it’s equally as important to ensure your business supply base includes diverse vendors.

Patagonia Debuts New Short Film on Fair Trade Apparel

Fair Trade: The First Step
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You may be familiar with the “Fair Trade Certified” symbol and its assurance that some of the money spent on a bag of coffee or bar of chocolate goes directly to its producers and stays in their community. Patagonia, in partnership with Fair Trade USA, now makes clothes that provide the same benefit.

Efficiency Meets Sustainability: First-ever Fair Trade USA Certified Organic Palm Oil Now Available

Daabon Group, Hain Celestial and Fair Trade USA lead efforts to address social, environmental concerns regarding the world’s most-used vegetable oil crop
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MIAMI, October 14, 2016/ 3BL Media/ -  Socially and environmentally conscious cooks can now bake their cake and eat it, too. Today Daabon Group announced it has achieved the first-ever Fair Trade USA certification of a palm oil product. 

CFSI 2016 Annual Conference: Advancing Responsible Sourcing

Industry, Civil Society and Government Representatives to Convene November 9-10
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Octiber 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their raw materials supply chains, today announced additional speakers for its annual conference in Santa Clara, California on November 9 and 10.  

Celebrate Fair Moments + Win a Fair Trade Room Makeover from West Elm!

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Did you get dressed today? Eat a meal? Sip a cup of coffee or tea?  Most of us can say “yes” to at least one of these questions.  We do these things day in and day out. They’re a part our routines. 

Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Names Source Intelligence as First Official Vendor Member to Further Enhance Resources, Networks

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October 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Source Intelligence today announced it has become an official vendor member of the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) to further facilitate the exchange of supply chain data and technical information in the quest for global ethical sourcing of materials.

Achieving Sustainable Development Goals to Eradicate Human Trafficking and Forced Labor: New Global Organization Alliance 8.7 Launched

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Alliance 8.7 was launched on September 21 during the UN General Assembly in support of meeting Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.7, to “take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of

Industry Leaders, Government Officials and NGOs to Meet at Responsible Electronics 2016

EICC Annual Conference Brings Together Thought Leaders in Supply Chain CSR
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of leading electronics companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains, today announced additional speakers for its annual conference in Santa Clara, California the week of November 7.

How Sodexo’s Commitment to Small Businesses Helps Communities

By: Dean Johnson
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Small and medium enterprises, or SMEs, are the engines of economies all over the world. In developing nations, they often account for more than 60 percent of the gross national product and more than 70 percent of total employment. In the U.S., 28 million small businesses account for 54 percent of all sales in the country.

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