Monthly Archives: March 2021

Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade

The state constantly tells us that the export of live farm animals is a highly regulated industry, with high standards of animal welfare and care. Yet investigations by animal welfare groups in Ireland and other European countries have found violations of EU animal welfare standards, as well as evidence of …

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Union calls for ‘new deal’ for Amazon workers in Southampton

A union demands that Amazon workers in Southampton receive a “new deal” as activists are giving staff access to a hotline. The digital giant is urged to recognize unions and share more of its wealth with its workforce – but it insists it is already treating workers well. The Unite …

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How responsible sourcing can save lives

Garment workers suffering at the hands of Myanmar’s military regime are urging Western brands and retailers not to ‘cut and run’. Kate Larsen, Founder of SupplyESChange, explains how to source responsibly in the face of exploitation and abuse. This weekend brought the shocking news of further assassinations of protesters by …

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Global Britain – is it about to become a reality?

OPINION: Former New Zealand Minister for Agriculture and Trade and former UK High Commissioner Lockwood Smith was the only non-UK member of the UK Trade and Agriculture Commission (TAC), tasked by Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss to seek to find a way forward for Britain to support …

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Fair Trade USA Draws Attention to Farm Worker Awareness Week

OAKLAND, California. – Fair Trade USA – the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America – celebrates National Farm Worker Awareness Week (March 25-31) and urges consumers and businesses to support affected farming communities by buying and selling sourcing certified fair trade products. As essential farm workers continue …

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Green signal: CA Institute allows its members to trade equity derivatives

The central council of the CA Institute has given its approval for its members to trade in equity derivatives. However, ICAI members cannot trade commodity derivatives, said Nihar Jambusaria, president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Activity area. As for clients, a CA Institute member cannot trade …

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Will Unilever start a supply chain revolution?

Unilever made headlines in January when it became one of the first multinationals in the world to demand that all members of its supply chain providing goods and services directly to them pay their employees a living wage. The progressive plan, which was put in place with the international charity …

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Call for ethics in vaccines in Europe: do no harm and let more die?

European health agencies have faced this week, with millions of lives at stake, an incredibly high-stakes incarnation of what ethicists call the cart problem. Imagine standing at a railway switch. If you do nothing, a cart rolling down the track will hit three people in its path. If you pull …

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3 Forex Experts Ethical Investors Can Learn

Are you passionate about being an ethical investor? You’re not alone. The demand for sustainable and ethical investments has exploded in recent years. The United States Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment reports that ESG assets under management (that is, ethical investments) increased from $ 12 trillion to $ 17 …

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MPs call for tougher laws to fight modern slavery

A parliamentary committee has called for stricter enforcement of modern slavery law, after concluding that many UK companies are showing ‘willful blindness’ to the potential use of slave labor from the Xinjiang region of China. The Trade, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee said in a report released Wednesday that there …

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