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24 April 2015

Indonesia: Chocolate firms to support sustainable cocoa programme to reduce poverty & greenhouse gas emissions

Author: Rachel Arthur, Confectionery News (USA)

"Chocolate heavyweights back Indonesian sustainable cocoa program", 15 April 2015...

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21 April 2015

Switzerland: NGO coalition launches Responsible Business Initiative

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2 April 2015

New Fairtrade standard sets higher requirements for traders on labour rights & environment

Author: Fairtrade International

"Making Trade Fairer: Trader Standard Revised"., 12 Mar 2015...

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26 March 2015

Blog series on lawsuit in USA against Cisco over alleged complicity in provision of surveillance system targeting Chinese dissidents

Author: Beth Van Schaack, Stanford University, in Just Security (USA)

“China’s Golden Shield—Is Cisco Systems Complicit?” 24 Mar 2015...

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26 March 2015

Report on UN Forum event highlighting advances & challenges in business respect for human rights

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights; Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

"Respect In Practice: United Nations Third Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights: 1-3 December 2014", 25 Mar 2015...

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9 March 2015

Cocoa Barometer shows farmers still in extreme poverty & lack voice in sustainable cocoa debate

"Extreme poverty is the norm for West African cocoa farmers. At the same time, the cocoa supply chain is increasingly dominated by a select group of large corporations. Current initiatives and programmes are not sufficient to tackle the challenges...

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24 February 2015

UK: Fairtrade sales decrease for first time

Author: Sarah Butler, Guardian (UK)

Sales of Fairtrade goods have fallen for the first time since the ethical trading scheme was founded 20 years ago...The slide of almost 4%, after years of double-digit growth, reflects wider troubles in the grocery market as shoppers put less in their...

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19 February 2015

Ghana: ILO and agriculture union launch manual on child labour, environment, occupational health and safety

Author: GhanaWeb

'Manual on occupation health, safety and environment launched', 19 Feb 2015: Mr Andrews Addoquaye Tagoe…of the General Agricultural Workers Union, has stressed the need for employers to reduce…fatal accidents at workplaces. He…was speaking at the...

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11 February 2015
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27 January 2015
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Author: Jean-François Pollet, CNCD 11.11.11 (Belgique)

"Du cacao propre, en suffisance, et sans enfants esclaves", 27 janvier 2015...

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