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Fair Trade USA® Raises the Bar for Cocoa Farmers

Increases to Fair Trade Minimum Price and Premium aim to address extreme poverty and its consequences in cocoa-producing communities
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, announced today that it will increase its minimum price and premium for cocoa by 20 percent as of October 1, 2019 to move farmers closer to a living income and reduce the extreme poverty and child labor that is prevalent in West Africa’s cocoa fields.  

Helping Companies Navigate the Complex Terrain of Corporate Sustainability

SCS Global Services Releases 2017 Annual Benefit Report
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EMERYVILLE, Calif.  April 12, 2018 - The pressures of population growth, poverty, resource constraints, pollution and climate change challenge each of us, every day, to identify better ways to manage our businesses. Our growing interdependence makes sustainable business practice not simply a choice, but an essential feature of the 21st century economy.

Veriflora® Sustainably Grown Flowers Protect People and the Planet This Valentine's Day

Certified Cut Flowers and Potted Plants Support Holiday Giving
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Check out this video, which shows why Veriflora® Sustainably Grown flowers are the best way to celebrate Valentine’s day and every day.  Be sure to visit our website to learn more: Veriflora® Sustainably Grown Website

Quality Management: Assuring the Integrity of Third-Party Certification

By Diana Kirsanova Phillips
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Third-party certification is widely recognized as playing an integral role in helping companies demonstrate their environmental, sustainability, and safety achievements to their customers and stakeholders.  As a certification body, the question we are most frequently asked is what qualifies us to do this work. Heading up SCS’ Quality Assurance Team, I liken my team’s services to providing a “safety net” for our company’s reputation.

Green-e Certification Standard for Singapore Released by Center for Resource Solutions

New Standard will spur market demand for renewable energy options, and corporate accounting and reporting of clean energy throughout Singapore
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SAN FRANCISCO, November 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ —The NGO Center for Resource Solutions ("CRS") today announced the release of the Green-e Renewable Energy Standard for Singapore ("Standard for Singapore"), which details the requirements and standards for Green-e certification of renewable electricity sales and consumption in Singapore. The new standard defines eligible renewable resources, requirements for customer disclosure and transparency, and use of renewable energy tracking systems.

Nestlé Waters Continues to Lead as Sacramento and Livermore Factories Achieve Prestigious Water Conservation Certification

Commits to certifying 20 bottling sites by Alliance for Water Stewardship worldwide by 2020
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STAMFORD, Conn., October 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé Waters North America announced today that its Sacramento and Livermore, Calif., factories have received certification for meeting the rigorous Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Created by industry leaders and prominent environmental conservation groups such as The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the AWS Standard is the first comprehensive global standard for measuring responsible water stewardship across social, environmental, and economic criteria.  

SCS Global Services Named Sustainability Leadership Award Winner

First Company in Its Category to Earn This Recognition
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., October 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as one of five winners of this year’s Sustainability Leadership Awards by the Business Intelligence Group.  As a leading international third-party certification body and standards developer specializing in sustainability issues, SCS is the first company of its kind to earn this award.

Nestlé Waters Factory Becomes First Facility in North America to Achieve Prestigious Water Certification

First bottled water company in North America to meet rigorous standard for water stewardship.
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ONTARIO, Calif., July 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé Waters North America announced today that its Ontario, California, factory received certification for meeting the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Created and supported by prominent environmental conservation groups, development organizations, and industry leaders, the AWS Standard is the first comprehensive global benchmark for responsible water stewardship across social, environmental, and economic criteria.

UNCW & G&A Institute Announce The Certificate & Certification in "Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Strategies" E-Learning Course Offering Dual Credentials

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NEW YORK/WILMINGTON, NC, July 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - To meet the needs of professionals seeking knowledge about the dramatically-expanding fields of Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Sustainability, Corporate Citizenship, Sustainable Investing and related subject matters, Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. has partnered with the Swain Center for Executive Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington to offer an online, self-paced learning course for individuals.

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