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NEWSLETTER  |  OCTOBER 2017

FARM TO MARKET

The Rainforest Alliance and UTZ to Merge

The Rainforest Alliance Assumes Full Ownership of Agriculture Certification System

The Rainforest Alliance and the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) signed an agreement, effective 1 October 2017, which transfers ownership of the shared Rainforest Alliance/SAN certification system entirely to the Rainforest Alliance. Both parties are working diligently to ensure the system operates seamlessly during the transition. 

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The Challenges of Reform in Assam’s Struggling Tea Sector

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The Challenges of Reform in Assam’s Struggling Tea Sector
Tea industry veteran and Rainforest Alliance expert Harki Sidhu explains the hard realities of the tea estates in the Assam region of India and shares why he remains optimistic about the potential for transformation despite the challenges. Learn more...

The Accountability Framework Initiative s Open for Public Consultation

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The Accountability Framework Initiative Is Open for Public Consultation
The Accountability Framework, a first-of-its-kind initiative led by a coalition of NGOs to deliver on ethical supply chain commitments, is open for public consultation. If you would like to learn more or provide input, visit: accountability-framework.org/public-consultation

Global #FollowTheFrog Campaign Dates Announced for 2018

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Global #FollowTheFrog Campaign Dates Announced for 2018
The 2018 Follow the Frog consumer campaign will take place 2 - 15 April 2018 in partnership with collaborating companies. Make a note in your diaries and add this to your spring plans! Please contact us to find out how to be involved in this global marketing opportunity. Learn more...

The Rainforest Alliance Listed in Top Sustainable Labels Ranking

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The Rainforest Alliance Listed in Top Sustainable Labels Ranking
The Rainforest Alliance ranks among top consumer food label certifications by Milieu Centraal, an independent Dutch organization providing shoppers with information to make sustainable choices. Learn more...

Rainforest Alliance Certification Noted as Good Option for Consumer Purchase Choice

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Rainforest Alliance Certification™ Noted as Good Option for Consumer Purchase Choice
Frauenzimmer, an online German lifestyle magazine for women, included Rainforest Alliance certification as an option for consumers who wish to purchase foods that promote positive social and environmental impacts. Learn more...

The Rainforest Alliance Recognized Among 50 Major Corporations for Security Innovation

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The Rainforest Alliance Recognized Among 50 Major Corporations for Security Innovation
The Rainforest Alliance is among 50 recipients of the 2018 CSO50 Awards for security initiatives that drive business value along with leaders such as American Express, Aetna, Clorox, GE Aviation, Home Depot, Kimberly Clark, Prudential Financial and Xerox. Learn more...

 
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Collaborating Company Highlights

 
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Luxury beauty brand, Chantecaille Beauté offers a ‘Save the Forest’ eye palette in support of the Rainforest Alliance, with a campaign including advertising, posters, social media and even London buses. [Source]

 
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Dunkin’ Brands CSR Report highlights achieving 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ espresso in the US and select markets. [Source]

 
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IKEA, Mars, and Whole Foods are among the Rainforest Alliance collaborating companies included in the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. [Source]

 
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Mars introduced the ambitious ‘Sustainable in a Generation Plan’ to drive positive environmental and social impacts throughout their extended supply chain. [Source]

 
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Nespresso is now carrying the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal on all Grand Crus coffee sleeves. [Source]

 
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Nestlé ranked #1 in the food products category of the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. [Source]

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Tesco offers its first chocolate range with the new Rainforest Alliance Cocoa sourcing label as part of the commitment to source Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa for all its own label chocolate in the UK by the end of 2018. [Source]

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Teekanne launched new ginger-based products in its natural herbal and fruit tea range that includes Rainforest Alliance Certified™ fruit and herb ingredients. [Source]

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Unilever has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Best Companies For Women and Working Families in 2017. [Source]

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Yogi Tea was honored as a 2017 Best for the World: Changemaker by B Corporation. [Source]

 

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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UNFCCC COP23
November 6-17, 2017 - Bonn, Germany

 

World Banana Forum Global Conference
November 8-9, 2017 - International Conference Centre - Geneva, Switzerland

 

Innovation Forum: How Business Can Tackle Deforestation
November 14-15, 2017 - London, United Kingdom

 

Companies vs. Climate Change
November 29-December 1, 2017 - Miami, Florida, United States

 
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