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Retailers, Roasters Commit to Fair Trade Certification As 'In-Home' Coffee Trend Continues

Keurig Dr Pepper, Target, ALDI, Kroger, and more make bold commitments to increase fair trade lineups as part of the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, contributing to seven UN SDG’s
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OAKLAND, Calif., October 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA announces new and expanded commitments from partners on International Coffee Day and the celebration of its annual Just One Cup campaign challenging consumers and businesses alike to ask themselves, #DoesYourCoffeeDoMore?

RMI and RCI Publish Revised Cobalt Refiner Supply Chain Due Diligence Standard

Collaboration Refines Tools That Support Ethical Cobalt Value Chains Globally
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., and BEIJING, August 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and Responsible Cobalt Initiative (RCI) today announced the publication of their revised Cobalt Refiner Supply Chain Due Diligence Standard.

Fair Trade on the Rise in Private Label Coffee, Apparel and Home Goods in the Second Quarter

New and expanded commitments to Fair Trade Certification were made as brands and businesses continue to seek trusted partners to realize ESG and responsible sourcing initiatives
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OAKLAND, Calif., August 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today, Fair Trade USA® – the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America – announces new commitments and product launches in the second quarter of 2021. As workers and vulnerable populations continue to struggle with the impacts of the climate crisis and new COVID-19 variants, businesses are executing on environmental, social, and governance criteria with increasing urgency and vigilance. And consumers are holding them accountable with more than ever.

Fair Trade USA Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Certification Program for U.S. Dairy Industry

Chobani debuts first-ever Fair Trade Certified dairy items on national retail shelves
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OAKLAND, Calif. May 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Fair Trade USA® and Chobani, LLC have launched a groundbreaking certification program for U.S. dairy farms and cooperatives that provides financial premiums to dairy farmers and workers, which will help protect and empower them while raising sustainability standards.

Enroot Launches Organic Sparkling Cold Brew Teas

Inspired by Founder’s Farmer Heritage and Crafted in Partnership with the James Beard Foundation
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services is pleased to have been selected to work with Enroot, manufacturer of slowly cold brewed organic sparkling teas, to support its efforts to create a comprehensive responsible sourcing policy for its product ingredients, and to conduct verification audits of its suppliers.  For more details, read the full Enroot press release here.

Over 100 Million PET Bottles are Upcycled Into SABIC'S LNP™ ELCRIN™ iQ Products Contributing to Net Zero Carbon Goals

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EMERYVILLE, Calif.,  /3BL Media/ - Since the introduction of LNP™ ELCRIN™ iQ materials in late 2019, SABIC has helped divert more than 100 million single-use 16.9 oz. (50 cl) PET water bottles from landfills and incinerators. This portfolio of globally available polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) materials is produced from post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) water bottles through a unique chemical upcycling process.

Nescafé to Use the Power of Coffee to Improve More Lives

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January 22, 2021, /3BL Media/ - Nescafé is one of the world's most popular coffee brands. One in seven cups of coffee is Nescafé.

How Does Herbalife Nutrition Make Its Products? It Starts with Quality Ingredients

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Quality is at the heart of everything Herbalife Nutrition does. From sourcing the ingredients to the final package, their products go through numerous checks, including quality assurance, safety, science, regulatory, sensory, and label design. This is their Seed to Feed commitment to ensuring the highest quality and effectiveness of all Herbalife Nutrition products.

Walmart Adds Fair Trade USA to List of Accepted Third-Party Audits for Responsible Sourcing Program

Retailer Streamlines Audit Process for Certified Producers, Enabling Increased Fair Trade Sourcing and Sales
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, is proud to announce that it has been added to Walmart’s list of acceptable third-party social audit programs for supplier compliance.  Fair Trade Certified™ sites will now be included in Walmart’s responsible sourcing program without the need for additional audits.

RCS Global and Responsible Minerals Initiative Partner to Support Cobalt ASM Producers

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., and LONDON, April 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and RCS Global Group (RCS Global) have announced a new strategic partnership to scale their existing efforts to drive continual improvements in the production of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).


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