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.
Whatever holidays you celebrate, wherever in the world you gather, there are some traditions that transcend borders, including sending greeting cards and giving gifts. In the US alone, holiday retail sales this year are expected to reach more than US$680 billion.
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.
In June 2017 the Rainforest Alliance announced our intention to merge with UTZ. A lot of work has been done over the past months to bring this to fruition. What has been decided so far and what does it mean for our collaborating companies? Here are some of the updates and key points…
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.