Tackling Labor Issues in Supply Chains

During the first of what the Rainforest Alliance is planning as a series of stakeholder workshops focused on pressing issues related to sustainability, representatives from companies and the United States government came together in late January to discuss labor issues in supply chains, focused on coffee and cocoa. This forum was created to provide an open, cross-sectoral space in which stakeholders could share freely and learn from each other’s experiences on visibility into labor conditions upstream in supply chains of these commodities.

The Romantic Side of Sustainability

Valentine’s Day, a time to express your love to the people around you, can result in the opposite effect on the planet. Most people celebrate the holiday by buying gifts for their significant other, but many also show their love to family, friends, coworkers, and even pets. Those are a lot of gifts, that can add up to a lot of environmental impact and even waste. But not every rose has to have its thorn; there is a way to invite sustainability into your Valentine’s Day gift giving.