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.
A little more than a month after the Living Income Community of Practice (COP) workshop in Berlin, as we move into the new year, I find myself reflecting on the Rainforest Alliance’s work on living income over the last five years and thinking ahead to what comes next.
The Rainforest Alliance recently hosted a session at the 4th annual Centre for Responsible Business conference, ‘India and Sustainability Standards: International Dialogues & Conference’ (ISS 2017) in New Delhi, India. The session invited Indian and international practitioners to share experiences of successful collaborations amongst sustainability standards systems.
With big environmental and social challenges linked to cocoa production, Tesco increases the amount of Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa it has bought for its own label chocolate products.