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Cargill, the largest privately-owned food company in the U.S. and a major producer and supplier of palm oil to food processors worldwide, will sever ties with a controversial Malaysian palm oil supplier.
Concerns over environmental and social sustainability challenges are the the fastest growing cause behind today's shareholder proposals, suggests a Harvard Business School study.
In what Greenpeace calls its third annual “Detox Catwalk,” the environmental organization lauds the companies making a change, while rattling the cages of companies it believes are doing nothing.
Rainforest Action Network released an animated video on Facebook earlier this week that highlights its beef with the palm oil industry. The clear and concise video reveals unsettling details, including what the NGO calls endemic human rights abuses such as child labor.
Bank of America has pledged $40 million to support youth-development initiatives like summer internships, skills trainings and leadership programs.
An international trade court ruled against Philip Morris in the company’s lawsuit against the government of Uruguay over tobacco-labeling rules. The tobacco giant must pay Uruguay’s government $7 million in damages, along with all litigation costs, the panel ruled.
Cambodian workers do not necessarily reap the economic benefits of the country’s growing garment trade. Relations between workers, factory owners and the government have always been volatile. Now they are getting even worse.
Asia Pulp and Paper is changing its tone and approach toward environmentalists and the media. I was invited to China to learn more about the company's sustainable forestry efforts and the challenges that remain.
The popular Blue Bottle Coffee company is upping the ante with a high-end cup of joe sourced from Yemen that would make some of the most expensive cafes in Dubai or New York City blush.
Marks and Spencer, which operates over 1,000 stores across the United Kingdom and three continents, makes the case that customers should be at the core of any company’s drive to stay profitable while becoming even more responsible.
One project underway at a leading university in Bangladesh shows promise in helping those vested in the country’s garment sector to work together in order to bolster the safety and human rights of employees.
In the wake of the Orlando tragedy, the fact that a gay man cannot donate blood to his own husband shows that the FDA’s policy is illogical and unjustified.