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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Celebrates Ongoing Commitment to Fair Trade Certified and Sustainable Coffee

Press Release

WATERBURY, Vt., August 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffeemakers with its innovative Keurig® brewing technology, announces that it has been recognized by Fair Trade USA as the world’s largest purchaser of Fair Trade Certified™ coffee in 2012, for the third consecutive year. Since the debut of GMCR’s first Fair Trade Certified™ coffee in 2000, the company’s purchases have delivered more than $22 million in community development funds to coffee farmers.

SA8000 Revision Process: Public Consultation

SAI invites all interested parties to participate in the revision of the SA8000 standard
Summary: 

SAI invites all interested parties to participate in the revision of the SA8000 standard. For 60-days, beginning December 18, 2013 and ending on February 16, 2014, a draft of SA8000:2014 will open for public consultation. During this time SAI is hoping that as many stakeholders as possible will participate in the consultation process by writing their comments in a tool created using Survey Monkey. This step aims to draw out recommendations from a wide and varied group of stakeholders. The more comments received the more confident SAI is in revising the standard in line with the expectations of its users. Here is the link to the Public Consultation platform.

All comments will be transparently exhibited on the SAI website, and a paper will be posted in the month following the close of the consultation period that analyzes and discusses which of the comments were used to further revise the standard and which significant comments will be saved for the next revision. To read more about the standard revision process and review background documents, please visit the revision page on the SAI website.

For more information please contact:

Alex Katz

Senior Manager Research and Stakeholder Relations         

Social Accountability International (SAI)

15 West 44 St, New York, NY 11201

(T) +1 (212) 684-1414 ext. 221

(F) +1 (212) 684-1515

Email: AKatz@sa-intl.org

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SAI invites all interested parties to participate in the revision of the SA8000 standard. For 60-days, beginning December 18, 2013 and ending on February 16, 2014, a draft of SA8000:2014 will open for public consultation. During this time SAI is hoping that as many stakeholders as possible will participate in the consultation process by writing their comments in a tool created using Survey Monkey. This step aims to draw out recommendations from a wide and varied group of stakeholders. The more comments received the more confident SAI is in revising the standard in line with the expectations of its users. Here is the link to the Public Consultation platform.

All comments will be transparently exhibited on the SAI website, and a paper will be posted in the month following the close of the consultation period that analyzes and discusses which of the comments were used to further revise the standard and which significant comments will be saved for the next revision. To read more about the standard revision process and review background documents, please visit the revision page on the SAI website.

For more information please contact:

Alex Katz

Senior Manager Research and Stakeholder Relations         

Social Accountability International (SAI)

15 West 44 St, New York, NY 11201

(T) +1 (212) 684-1414 ext. 221

(F) +1 (212) 684-1515

Email: AKatz@sa-intl.org

http://www.sa-intl.org | SAI- Human Rights at Work

 

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Twitter: @sa_intl 

Calling All Companies: Military Veterans Bring Dedication, Motivation, and Leadership

Blog

By Kathy Mulvany

This blog was originally posted on the Huffington Post.

This week I had the privilege of attending an event at the White House where the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, and John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco, unveiled a new program to give returning military service members a fast track to the training and certifications needed for high-demand IT jobs.

Certification Helps Make a Better Tomorrow

By Sodexo guest blogger Barton Seaver - a recognized leader in sustainability and a National Geographic Society Fellow
Blog

Large-scale food service providers and restaurants have a unique opportunity and responsibility when it comes to ensuring the resiliency of our oceans and fisheries. The majority of seafood eaten in America is eaten outside of the home and so the choices that food service professionals make have a very real and major impact in the oceans.

Dynamic Reinvention: Sustainability Professionals Seek More Training As Responsibilities Evolve

Practitioners Striving to Define the Sustainability Profession
Summary: 

Study shows sustainability is a journey both for practitioners and their organizations, and most sustainability professionals don’t have all the skills they need to succeed.

 

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Study shows sustainability is a journey both for practitioners and their organizations, and most sustainability professionals don’t have all the skills they need to succeed.

 

Harris LithoGraphics Joins Green-e Marketplace with 100% Renewable Energy Use

Landover, MD–based printer powers its entire operation with certified wind energy
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, C.A., December 20, 2012 /3BL Media - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced today that Harris LithoGraphics, a full-service printing company in Landover, MD, has joined Green-e® Marketplace after purchasing enough certified renewable energy certificates from U.S.–based wind energy through Clean Currents, to meet 100 percent of the total annual electricity needs for the printer's entire U.S. operations. By participating in Green-e Marketplace, Harris LithoGraphics  can now display the Green-e logo to inform its customers of its commitment to clean, renewable energy.

You Made Me Look!

Blog

By Bahar Gidwani

Few things can be as ironic as the breakfast buffet at a sustainability conference.  You’ll seepaper coffee cups, plastic forks, and too much food.  If the organizers really cared about our welfare (and that of our planet), maybe they should cut down on the number of eggs, eliminate the heavily sugared pastries, and rethink that mound of fried bacon?  How about also using some cloth napkins and china plates?

General Mills' New Customer Service Facility Achieves LEED Gold Certification from U.S. Green Building Council

Company’s new distribution center in Fort Wayne, Ind., is the largest LEED Gold building of its kind in the U.S. and third largest in the world
Press Release

(3BL Media) September 5, 2012 - General Mills' new customer service facility in Fort Wayne, Ind., has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The facility, which opened today, is the largest warehouse and distribution center project in North America to achieve LEED Gold certification and the third largest in the world. General Mills' customer service facility in Social Circle, Ga., which opened in 2010, is the second largest in the U.S. and the fourth largest in the world.

SAI Completes GSCP Self-Assessment

The Self-Assessment, a benchmarking tool, allows for a comparison of SA8000 to the GSCP Reference tools
Newsletter

SAI is pleased to announce the completion and submission of three Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) Equivalence Process Self-Assessments.

Sea Change Radio Discusses the Controversy in Fair Trade

Host Alex Wise recently conducted a 30 minute inteview with Equal Exchange's Rodney North to catch up on this issue
Multimedia with summary

On May 8th Alex Wise, host of Sea Change Radio (http:www.cchange.net) aired his 30 minute interview with Equal Exchange's Answer Man, Rodney North. They discussed issues that are roiling the Fair Trade movement in the United States, and Equal Exchange's Stand With Small Farmers campaign to promote an authentic model of Fair Trade.

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