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Mind Fish, the First Fair Trade Certified Canned Tuna Lands in the USA

100% Pole & Line Caught Fair Trade Certified Skipjack Tuna
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OAKLAND, Calif., August 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Mind Fish Co. has launched the first Fair Trade Certified™ canned tuna product available for purchase in the North American market.  Mind Fish partnered with Fair Trade USA® to support a program designed to help restore healthy marine ecosystems, improve livelihoods, and to build resilient coastal communities in the Maldives through their line of Pole and Line Caught Skipjack Tuna products. 

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.

SCS Global Services Becomes Newest Full APSCA Member Firm

Membership Confirms SCS’ Status as a Leader in Social Compliance Audits
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services, an international pioneer and leader in sustainability standards development and third-party certification of environmental, social, safety and quality performance, is pleased to announce that it has become a full APSCA member firm.

Fair Trade USA Recognizes Kvarøy Arctic as the First Fair Trade Certified™ Farmed Fin Fish

Fair Trade USA Community Development Funds will support growth of the education programs on Indre Kvarøy
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OAKLAND, Calif., March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Today, Fair Trade USA – the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America – announces that Kvarøy Arctic, the third-generation sustainable Atlantic salmon producer from Norway, is the first salmon farm globally to receive Fair Trade USA certification after a rigorous vetting process of the farm’s social, environmental, and economic impacts.

Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation Announces New Grants

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December 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On November 18, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA) approved a new three-year grant to Forest Trends to address water security issues in Moquegua, Peru while seeking to develop income streams for local communities.

Fair Trade USA Appoints Ricardo Crisantes as New Board Chair

Crisantes, a Fair Trade Certified™ grower, will help the nonprofit launch a major technology transformation initiative to deepen its impact with almost 1 million farmers and workers around the world.
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OAKLAND, Calif., December 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America including coffee, produce, consumer packaged goods, apparel, and home goods, welcomes Ricardo Crisantes as Chair of the Board of Directors. His appointment reflects the organization’s commitment to elevating the voice and serving the needs of farmers and workers, especially as they grapple with ongoing hardships and rapidly changing market demands during COVID-19.

Fair Trade USA Contributes Resources to Students Learning From Home

Nonprofit organization partners with Oakland Unified School District and Pottery Barn Teen on an essay contest to inspire and help provide supplies to local students at home during the pandemic
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OAKLAND, Calif., November 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ — This year’s Back-to-School season has been one like no other — parents, teachers, and students have all resorted to working and learning from home during a global pandemic amidst civil unrest, inspiring a deeper cultural reflection on social justice.

Fair Trade USA Recognizes Partners' Expanded Commitments to Fair Trade Coffee During Price and Demand Crisis

Nonprofit honors achievements of businesses that bring the coffee sector closer to full sustainability; encourages purchases of Fair Trade Certified™ coffee to help farmers across the globe.
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OAKLAND, Calif., September 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, announces its #JustOneCup campaign to aid coffee farmers amid an unprecedented coffee crisis as the pandemic continues.

Albertsons Companies' O Organics® Coffee Is Now 100% Fair Trade Certified

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Here’s news to help make your morning cup of coffee even more enjoyable. Albertsons Companies’ O Organics® coffee is now 100 percent certified sustainable by Fair Trade USA, meeting our Sustainable Coffee Challenge commitment. With each cup you drink, you’re helping farmers and the environment.

COVID-19: An Update From Around the World

“I would rather lose my entire crop and keep the health of my family.” – Anonymous coffee farmer, Colombia
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By Katie Barrow Schneider

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