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Fair Trade Roundup: Important Deadlines Coming Up

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 5th April, 2011 | No Comments

coopfounderDR_bannerIt’s roundup time for Fair Trade news and updates. This week, a few deadlines for you to keep in mind, along with some creative ways to incorporate Fair Trade into your Easter or Passover celebration.
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Brand Jam Hershey

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 25th February, 2011 | 4 Comments

hersheysHershey’s has long avoided addressing the issue of child and forced labor that persist in its cocoa supply chain. Let’s keep the pressure on them. Announcing our Hershey Brand Jamming contest. It’s time to use your creativity to tell Hershey’s to raise the bar on their corporate social responsibility. Create an ad asking Hershey to end pervasive child and forced labor and trafficking in the cocoa fields and replace it with Fair Trade and be eligible to win a $1,000 cash prize.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Hershey’s CEO Showered With Flowers & Valentines?

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 22nd February, 2011 | 1 Comment

valentineFair Trade Webinars are in the Air! Read about what’s coming up, plus how Fair Trade advocates expressed themselves to Hershey’s CEO this Valentine’s Day.
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Introducing Weekly Fair Trade Round Up

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 9th February, 2011 | 3 Comments

hersheykisscard-1What started as a once-in-a while blog post has turned into a weekly series. There’s lots going on in the Fair Trade movement, so look to our weekly Round Ups for current updates. And now, on to this weeks’ round up.
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Time to Raise the Bar in the Cocoa Industry

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 9th November, 2010 | 7 Comments

Raise the Bar10Despite almost ten years of commitments from Hershey and other major chocolate companies to take responsibility for their cocoa supply chains and improve conditions for workers, significant problems persist. Hershey lags behind its competitors when it comes to taking responsibility for the communities from which it sources cocoa, so it’s time to tell them to Raise the Bar.
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