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NEWSLETTER  |  APRIL 2018

FARM TO MARKET

Joining Forces With UTZ: an Update

Five Key Sustainability Trends For 2018

With consumer and corporate demand for responsible sourcing taking center stage, Britta Wyss Bisang, the Rainforest Alliance’s Chief Sustainable Supply Chain Officer, offers predictions on the biggest sustainability trends for 2018 and beyond.

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Collaborating Company Highlights

 
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Bradford Soap's new video explores the challenges of palm oil and its commitment to sourcing from farms that meet the Rainforest Alliance's rigorous standards, making Bradford the first company to achieve certification for sustainable palm oil. [Source]

 
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Chantecaille Beauté is a finalist for the Engage for Good Halo Awards, for its 2017 multinational campaign with the Rainforest Alliance. [Source]

 
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Coca-Cola, GSK, IKEA, Nestle, and Unilever, companies that have partnered with the Rainforest Alliance along their sustainability journey, were recently named as part of InfluenceMap’s A-List of Climate Policy Engagement. [Source]

 
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McDonald’s expanded its Scale for Good Climate Action platform by becoming the first restaurant company to set approved science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, expecting to prevent 150 million metric tons of emissions by 2030. [Source]

 
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Patagonia was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the social good sector, spotlighting a for-profit business’s power to drive meaningful change. [Source]

 
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Percol Coffee brings the world’s most sustainable pop-up coffee shop to Old Street Station, London, from April 18-20, to tie in with UK Coffee Week. [Source]

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PG Tips, owned by Unilever, is working to make all its tea bags from 100 percent plant-based biodegradable material by the end of the year. [Source]

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Tesco held a stakeholder event in London to launch the Little Helps Plan, which focuses on sustainable, affordable, and healthy products along with programs for employees and communities. Rainforest Alliance President Nigel Sizer was a panelist. [Source]

 
The Rainforest Alliance 2018 Annual Gala

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The Rainforest Alliance 2018 Annual Gala
What do the cocoa farmers of the Juaboso-Bia Region of Ghana, Alec Baldwin, and McDonald’s have in common? They and other sustainability leaders are all part of the annual Rainforest Alliance Gala on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in New York City, which will be preceded by our annual Leadership Summit! Tickets still available...

The Rainforest Alliance Impacts Report

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The Rainforest Alliance Impacts Report
Framed through the theme of “Partnership, Learning, and Change,” the newest Rainforest Alliance Impacts Report highlights our collaborative approach to tackling the most critical social and environmental challenges in agriculture and provides a comprehensive assessment of our certification program. Both the Executive Summary and full report are available. Learn more...

The 16th Annual Sustainable Coffee Breakfast

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The 16th Annual Sustainable Coffee Breakfast
Attendees at the 2018 Specialty Coffee Association Expo were invited to the Rainforest Alliance annual Sustainable Coffee Breakfast with coffee industry leaders and remarks by Han de Groot, our new CEO, including presentation of the annual Change Agent Award. You can also find the Rainforest Alliance team at booth #221 at the Expo. Learn more...

Using Your Company's Most Powerful Tool To Change The World

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Using Your Company's Most Powerful Tool To Change The World
GreenBiz notes that “in many ways, the synergy between the objectives and priorities of the sustainability and marketing teams couldn't be more obvious and potentially powerful,” for the corporate brand. Learn more...

How to Choose a Bird Friendly Coffee

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How to Choose a Bird Friendly Coffee
When it comes to caffeinating responsibly, selecting the right coffee can be confusing for businesses and consumers. Audubon includes beans or brews with the Smithsonian “Bird Friendly” or Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee as recommended choices. Learn more...

Accountability Framework Webinar Recording

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Accountability Framework Webinar Recording
With only two years left for companies to meet their 2020 sustainability pledges, the Accountability Framework initiative is stepping in to provide guidance and resources to help accelerate companies' progress and improve accountability in meeting supply chain commitments to halt deforestation, respect land rights, and protect human rights. Learn more...

Women Lead the Way in Sustainable Agriculture

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Women Lead the Way in Sustainable Agriculture
For International Women’s Day, we celebrated four women trainers in different geographies and sectors who are helping pave the way for gender equity and sustainable transformation, devoting their careers to helping farmers improve their livelihoods and conserve high-value forests. Learn more...

The Importance of Forests

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The Importance of Forests
We are focused on forests every day, but for International Day of Forests, we partnered with NowThis Media to offer a video message on why forests matter for the survival of every living thing on Earth, and to highlight what the Rainforest Alliance is doing to keep forests standing. Learn more...

 
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Recent and Upcoming Events

See below for a selection of events at which Rainforest Alliance experts serve as speakers, panelists, participants, and hosts. View our business website for the full list of events.

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American Spice Trade Association Annual Meeting
April 15-18, 2018 - Naples, Florida, United States

 

Innovation Forum
April 18-19, 2018, Washington DC, United States

 

Specialty Coffee Expo and Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Coffee Breakfast
April 19-22, 2018 - Seattle, WA, United States

 

World Cocoa Conference
April 22-25, 2018 - Berlin, Germany

 

Rainforest Alliance Annual Gala and Leadership Summit
May 9, 2018 - New York City, NY, United States

 
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