67% of respondents said they would be more loyal to a retailer or brand that sells diamonds verified by an independent 3rd party company.
A large majority of consumers consider independent 3 party verification of diamond retailer, brands and manufacturer claims about social and environmental impact to be important, according to a research study by MVI Marketing LLC.
Businesses large and small are quickly taking notice of an increasing trend in their consumer base. Millennials, who are now a large target demographic for many industries, are more likely to purchase products that are safer for them and the environment and that have been produced ethically.
Sustainability - What Matters in the Retailers Sector?
November 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Sustainability - What Matters in the Retailers Sector?
Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Retailers Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 40 global peer organizations publishing GRI reports in the sector.
Weeks after the collapse of a Bangladeshi apparel factory that killed over 1,000 workers, the debate continues over the responsibility of the global manufacturers who buy $20 billion worth of goods annually from that country’s clothing industry.
It’s summer, a new season for fresh produce. There’s something else growing: a new initiative to make sure that this year’s fruits and vegetables are 100 percent safe. An unprecedented alliance between retailers, growers, and farm workers has resulted in an innovative program to promote healthy produce. Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce’s Sierra Farm, a California grower, is training its workers in practices to avoid contamination, and to bring unsafe conditions they observe to the attention of farm managers.
For anyone who’s read the 350+ page SEC Dodd-Frank Section 1502 final rule, there’s one conclusion: the complexity of compliant due diligence and the accompanying reporting requirements can lead to startling exposure for your Senior Management, your Company and your brand.
The 11th hour is here. Thousands of companies in retail, consumer products, electronics, automotive and other impacted industries are making decisions to tackle the issue of conflict minerals within their supply chain now that the first reporting year, which began January 1, 2013, is in full swing.
Highlights Include Progress Toward 2020 Environmental Sustainability Goals, Animal Welfare and Dairy Stewardship Updates, and New Web-Based Reporting Format on DeanFoods.com
DALLAS, Dec. 18, 2012 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ - Dean Foods (NYSE: DF) today announced the release of its 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report. The report details the company's efforts to incorporate sustainable and responsible business practices that benefit the company as well as consumers, retailers, employees, communities and the environment. The company previously published reports in 2008 and 2010 and this year has moved to a web-based format to provide a greater level of detail and allow for more regular updating of its CSR reporting.