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Starbucks' Ethical Sourcing: Beans AND Talent

I read in the newspaper yesterday morning that Starbucks has achieved an incredible milestone for the ethical sourcing of virtually all its coffee – 99%! This means that more than 400 million pounds of coffee served globally meets really tough economic, environmental and social standards for growers from whom they buy their coffee. 332 more words

China Gorman

Rana Clothing: the rise of Aussie ethical fashion

Fair trade consumer goods are becoming more and more commonplace, and companies that manufacture and sell fair-trade 438 more words

Sustainable Development

What’s In a Name? Three Benefits of Own Brand

We’re taught name brands early and often. Have any doubt? Ask a child what he puts on his boo-boos, and you’ll probably hear “Band-Aid.” If the scrape was big enough to make him cry, he might have asked for Kleenex. 299 more words

Procurement Insights

Milking it?

Gone are the days of milk bottles on your doorstop delivered fresh every morning from the milkman. And in are the days where we can buy milk for less than a pound in some shops. 1,350 more words

Ethical Sourcing of Promotional Products, Part 2: A Customer’s Point of View

As a marketer and graphic designer, it’s part of my job to source promotional products.   The basic goal is always the same – get the attention of your audience and leave a lasting impression.  368 more words

Big Picture: Ethical Sourcing of Promotional Products, Part 1

In my mid-20s, I had a big picture moment on the connection between my purchasing decisions and conditions for workers overseas.  I heard a UNITE… 560 more words