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Fair and sustainable economy
We speak of sustainable trade when the commercial exchanges of goods and services generate social, economic and environmental benefits in accordance with the fundamental principles of sustainable development: Creation of economic value, reduction of poverty and inequalities, regeneration of environmental resources.
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If the palm oil industry waited for consumers to care, sustainability would ... - The Guardian

If the palm oil industry waited for consumers to care, sustainability would ... - The Guardian | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
There is a disconnect between sustainability and consumer understanding and action. How much is this harming progress towards better practice?
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Cotton: Tajikistan's pride and shame - swissinfo.ch

Cotton: Tajikistan's pride and shame - swissinfo.ch | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
Swiss NGOs have been supporting the process of cotton crop diversification and farming modernisation in Tajikistan.
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H&M Has a New Labor Plan: It Looks a Lot Like All the Others - Truth-Out

H&M Has a New Labor Plan: It Looks a Lot Like All the Others - Truth-Out | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
Critics are skeptical of the clothing retailer's latest promises to improve supply-chain working conditions - for good reason.
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H&M clothes still sewn by Bangladeshi workers in fire traps - Sydney Morning Herald

H&M clothes still sewn by Bangladeshi workers in fire traps - Sydney Morning Herald | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
H&M's cheap jeans and catwalk knock-offs, which shoppers will snap up in a frenzy at the Sydney CBD store opening on Saturday, are still being churned out ...
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Only a third of Europe's electronic waste properly recycled — Goodelectronics

Only a third of Europe's electronic waste properly recycled — Goodelectronics | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
Only a third of Europe's electronic waste is properly recycled, with vast numbers of cellphones, computers and televisions illegally traded or dumped, a study led by the United Nations and INTERPOL said on August 30.
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RSPO Next: the Next Step for Sustainable Palm Oil? - EcoLogical

RSPO Next: the Next Step for Sustainable Palm Oil? - EcoLogical | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it

"On August 6th the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) launched a two month public consultation on its proposal for a voluntary add-on standard, RSPO Next, which aims to draw on the strengths and breadth of the RSPO to help companies deliver on their ‘no-deforestation’ commitments. If successfully adopted by the RSPO, WWF believes RSPO Next would be the most practical, robust and transparent way a company can prove it is eliminating unacceptable deforestation from its palm oil supply chain."

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GM cotton really is helping to drive Indian farmers to suicide

GM cotton really is helping to drive Indian farmers to suicide | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
A new study finds that Indian farmers in rain-fed areas are being driven to suicide from the increased cost of growing Bt GMO cotton varieties that confer no benefits to them, writes Eva Sirinathsinghji.
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Tanzania facing an elephant disaster

Tanzania facing an elephant disaster | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
Tanzania's elephant population has suffered a catastrophic decline in recent years, with numbers plummeting from an estimated 109,000 in 2009 to just 43,000 in 2014, according to the latest figures released by the government.
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European Parliament report on new EU organic rules is “major step in the right direction” – IFOAM

European Parliament report on new EU organic  rules is “major step in the right direction” – IFOAM | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
IFOAM EU has welcomed a report from the European Parliament on European Commission plans for a new EU organic regulation due to be finalised this summer. The report, produced by the Green MEP, Mart...
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Deforestation, exploitation, hypocrisy: no end to Wilmar's palm oil land grabs

Deforestation, exploitation, hypocrisy: no end to Wilmar's palm oil land grabs | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
With the deadline due this year for the full implementation of Wilmar's 'No peat, no deforestation, no exploitation' promise, the oil palm giant is keen to push its green image in Europe.
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Drone footage shows what rainforest destruction really looks like - Treehugger

Drone footage shows what rainforest destruction really looks like - Treehugger | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
Forest Heroes captures the environmental impact of a palm oil company in Indonesia on camera.
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Multinational companies cheat Africa out of billions of dollars

Multinational companies cheat Africa out of billions of dollars | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
Africa was cheated out of US$11 billion in 2010 through just one of the tricks used by multinational companies to reduce tax bills, according to new Oxfam report, ‘Africa: Rising for the few,’ released today.
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Palm oil certification body to establish stronger voluntary standard - Mongabay.com

Palm oil certification body to establish stronger voluntary standard - Mongabay.com | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
Due to its widening impact on tropical forests yet high profit margins, palm oil is one of the most polarizing crops in the tropics.
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Chevron's star witness in $9.5 billion Ecuador oil pollution claim admits: 'I lied'

Chevron's star witness in $9.5 billion Ecuador oil pollution claim admits: 'I lied' | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
It was all going so well for Chevron - a New York court had ruled that a $9.5 billion judgment against it set by Ecuador's supreme court for massive pollution deep in the Amazon was corrupt and fraudulent.
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Low Wages And Long Hours Persist At iPhone Factory - HardOCP (press release)

How many times have we seen reports like this? Let's face it, as long as we all get our shiny new iPhones, consoles, electric toasters with in
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First Pacifical MSC Sustainable Tuna Hits USA Market - TheFishSite.com

First Pacifical MSC Sustainable Tuna Hits USA Market - TheFishSite.com | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
US - Aramark, the $15 billion global provider of food, facilities management, and uniforms, announced that it will transition to 100 per cent sustainably sourced canned skipjack and albacore tuna in the US by April 1, 2016.
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Weaker aquaculture standards would boost risk to oceans, WWF warns

Weaker aquaculture standards would boost risk to oceans, WWF warns | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
WWF today raised concerns about proposed standards released by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), a certification scheme for farmed seafood.
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GM cotton: a false promise for Africa's farmers

GM cotton: a false promise for Africa's farmers | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
The idea that GMO cotton offers hope to Africa's impoverished cotton farmers is facile and fraudulent, writes Arya Tajdin. In fact it only adds to their vulnerability.
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Without India, you can forget about achieving a sustainable palm oil sector - The Guardian

Without India, you can forget about achieving a sustainable palm oil sector - The Guardian | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
All eyes are on India, the world’s largest palm oil importer, and whether companies can help shift consumers towards sustainable choices
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Sustainable Tea Production: Where in the World

Sustainable Tea Production: Where in the World | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
Sustainable tea production has come a long way in recent years, but there is still a long way to go. Here's where Rainforest Alliance Certified tea production is on a global level.
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End Companies' Tax-Haven Shell Games, Panel Says - Wall Street Journal (blog)

End Companies' Tax-Haven Shell Games, Panel Says - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
An international panel of development experts is recommending sweeping changes to the way major corporations are taxed around the world, saying countries should stop permitting the kind of tax-dodging that companies engage in now through their...
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“No excuse for waiting” on living wage issue - just-style.com (subscription)

“No excuse for waiting” on living wage issue - just-style.com (subscription) | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
All too often, progress towards implementing a living wage in the global garment industry and its supply chain stalls on excuses.
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Chevron and Exxon Mobil reject climate warnings

Chevron and Exxon Mobil reject climate warnings | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it
NEWS: US oil majors face down shareholder proposals to appoint climate expert to board and scrap high carbon projects
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RSPO - Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil - approved as ISEAL full member

RSPO - Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil -  approved as  ISEAL full member | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it

The ISEAL Alliance recently announced that the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has successfully completed the process for becoming an ISEAL full member.

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Fairphone earns B Corporation Certification — Good Electronics

Fairphone earns B Corporation Certification — Good Electronics | Fair and sustainable economy | Scoop.it

It’s official! Fairphone is now a Certified B Corporation. With this new certification, Fairphone has joined a community of over 1,000 companies that have also been certified to show that they are using their businesses to address social and environmental issues.

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