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The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility announced that the five companies will adopt “no-fees” recruitment policies, which advocacy groups claim can reduce problems such as bonded labor, the loss of identification documents such as passports and other labor and human rights violations.
Recent research suggests the occasional forest fire may actually be beneficial for bees in the long run, as they can provide a boost in their overall population.
Climate change and its impacts on crops across India can be linked to 59,000 suicides across the country over the past three decades, according to a recent study.
A report issued this morning by NGO Mighty Earth suggests the U.S. meat industry is largely responsible for what has become the largest “dead zone” ever in the Gulf of Mexico.
DanoneWave has accelerated what it describes as a “pledge” to improve the financial and environmental performance of its dairy farmers, who are crucial to the success of the company’s products such as yogurt.
According to a coalition of trade industry groups, NGOs and academics, Bangladesh will soon have the world’s most transparent garment industry, due to a mapping tool that will improve traceability and accountability within the country's $30 billion sector.
There is mounting evidence that sea level rise is creating what researchers often call “ghost forests" along the U.S. East Coast. The potential threats include a drop in real estate prices, farming and finally, damage to forests integral to the U.S. paper industry.
A Wisconsin vending machine company is asking for employees to volunteer to be microchipped. The aim is to make the use of vending machines, photocopiers and entering buildings easier. But are consumers ready for this?
Foxconn, one of the most important companies within Apple's supply chain, is close to announcing the location of a brand new factory in the U.S.; Wisconsin is reportedly the favorite to land this $10 billion factory that could boast as many as 10,000 jobs.
The global banking giant HSBC has launched an investigation of a major Indonesian palm oil supplier over allegations that the company has been ready to clear cut thousands of hectares of rainforests in a remote corner of the island country.
MillerCoors, the second largest brewer in the U.S., recently announced it conserved at least 15 billion gallons of water across its entire value chain last year largely due to improvements across its supply chain.
Mars Inc. recently launched The Farmer Income Lab, intended to be a “think tank” to ensure that global supply chains work for both small farmers and businesses.