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Sustainability Standards in the Spotlight (Sept 2010)

Sep 2010

London will host on September 29th the latest in a series of meetings aimed at organising and rationalising the world of sustainability standards, http://www.justmeans.com/events/insource/794.html. Two hundred or so delegates including the heads of www.fsc.org, Fairtrade Labelling Organizations, http://www.fairtrade.net/. Recent meetings such as one in Geneva in July 2010 stressed the need for a different paradigm for the development of sustainability standards from the one which has gotten the community to where it is now. Currently the markets certified to sustainability standards on forestry, organic produce, ethically produced goods to standards like Fair Labour Association standard http://www.fairlabor.org/, SA 8000 http://www.sa-intl.org/ and others. Organizations and tools to assist the users and holders of sustainability standards are emerging. To help guide users UNCTAD

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