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22 May 2015

Study analyses impact of sustainability certifications on working conditions at farms

Author: Sanne van der Wal & Fleur Scheele, SOMO (Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations)

Increasingly popular and widely implemented sustainability certification schemes like Rainforest Alliance or UTZ Certified aim to improve the working conditions of workers on farms in developing countries producing food for Western markets. New...

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22 May 2015

US: Senate passes bill to eliminate loophole allowing importation of goods made with forced labour

Author: Vikas Bajaj, New York Times

"A Much-Needed Rule on Forced Labor", 15 May 2015...

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21 May 2015

UN Working Group's report on 2014 UN Forum focusing on corporate respect for human rights

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights

"Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises"...

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19 May 2015

[PDF] Cameroon: A new report highlights the lack of transparency and access to information in the agro-industrial sector

Author: Samuel Nguiffo and Michelle Sonkoue Watio (Cameroon)

"Agro-industrial investments in Cameroon: Large-scale land acquisitions since 2005", 1 March 2015...

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18 May 2015
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Author: Samuel Nguiffo and Michelle Sonkoue Watio, Institut international pour l’environnement et le développement (Royaume-Uni) et Centre pour l'Environnement et le Développement (Cameroun)

"Investissements dans le secteur agro-industriel au Cameroun: Acquisitions de terres à grande échelle depuis 2005", 1 mars 2015...

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15 May 2015
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15 May 2015

Friends of the Earth report documents land & water footprints of everyday products

This report analyses the land & water footprints of 7 everyday products: a cotton t-shirt, a smartphone, a cup of tea, a cup of coffee, a chicken curry ready meal, a pair of leather boots, and a chocolate bar.

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Article
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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