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Fair Trade Certified Produce Sales Up 30 Percent

Fair Trade USA Highlights Produce Category Growth & Market Support at PMA Fresh Summit 2019
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OAKLAND, Calif., October 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, reports significant growth in its produce category, evidenced by a 30 percent increase in produce sales volume in 2018. The growing fair trade produce program will be showcased at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Conference & Expo (booth #2511), October 17–19, 2019.

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Kimberly-Clark Receives 10th EPA SmartWay® Award, Marking 100M+ Gallons of Diesel Fuel Saved and Notable GHG Reductions

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Kimberly-Clark earned its 10th SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for leadership in environmentally responsible shipping.

How Can Indonesia Secure Progress in SDG Reporting?

GRI agrees MoU with Ministry of National Development
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October 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ - GRI has signed a collaboration agreement with the Indonesian Government that commits to support and provide the reporting frameworks for the country’s commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) marks the commitment of Indonesia’s Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) in promoting the contribution of the private sector in achieving the 2030 Agenda.

Fair Trade USA Founder & CEO Wins Ethical Corporation’s 2019 Business Leadership Award

Paul Rice recognized for nonprofit’s work to empower farmers and workers for more than 20 years
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OAKLAND, Calif., October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, is proud to announce that its founder and CEO Paul Rice was honored with the Business Leader of the Year Award at Ethical Corporation’s 10th Responsible Business Awards 2019 – the world’s leading celebration of responsible business excellence.

How Hallmark Empowers Workers of Overseas Suppliers

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As many of the factory workers in Hallmark’s Asia supply chain are women, see in this impactful video how the company has launched two programs – HERproject and Family Friendly spaces – that have served to empower female workers while also strengthening the bond with their children.

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Closing the Loop to Create a Circular Future

A Conversation with Kate Daly of Closed Loop Partners, Managing Director of the Center for the Circular Economy
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With a population nearing 8 billion and an economy contributing to cascading impacts on the natural systems upon which our lives rely, the planet is buckling under the weight of humanity’s influence. Fortunately, a movement is underway, challenging communities, companies, and governments to solve the waste challenge, eliminating the concept of solid waste altogether with a circular economy.

Costa Cruises Celebrates World Food Day Every Day of the Year Thanks to “4GOODFOOD”

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In the last 18 months or so, Costa has achieved a reduction of over 35% in food wastage on board its ships, enabling both the creation of 100 food gardens in Africa in collaboration with the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity and the donation of more than 150,000 portions of food in partnership with Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus.

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In the last 18 months or so, Costa has achieved a reduction of over 35% in food wastage on board its ships, enabling both the creation of 100 food gardens in Africa in collaboration with the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity and the donation of more than 150,000 portions of food in partnership with Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus.

Lessons Learned From a Different Sandbox

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You might think that at 39, I’m a little old for playing in the sandbox, but six years at Covia (NYSE: CVIA) proved just the opposite. It turns out there are still lessons to be learned, especially while leading the sustainability efforts in the largest producer of industrial sand in North America.

Book Excerpt: Innovation on Tap

Stories of Entrepreneurship from the Cotton Gin to Broadway’s Hamilton
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What do Eli Whitney, Willis Carrier, Elizabeth Arden, Emily Rochon, and Brenna Berman have in common?

Mid-Course Correction: Lessons for a Circular Economy

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On a steamy August morning in Atlanta, a 60-year old engineer and entrepreneur walked into a nondescript hotel conference room to kick off a new task force assembled to answer nagging questions about the environment from a few insistent customers. He had finally relented to multiple requests to share his environmental vision with the team, which he had only discovered a few days before.

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