Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR will not only benefit the community but will ensure greener business operations

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How big companies are targeting middle income countries to boost ultra-processed food sales

By on 14 September 2021

Ultra-processed foods might not be a familiar term to many people. But it is an emerging, and increasingly dominant type of food in the world. They are foods typically created through a “series of industrial techniques and processes”.

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The seven sustainability trends that should worry the food industry

By Guest Author on 25 June 2020

A recent article in NewFood highlighted by Robert Blood, Founder of SIGWATCH – the activist observation consultancy – suggests seven sustainability trends that food and beverage industry companies should be aware of if they are to retain and grow their customers.

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Why Corporate Social Responsibility Matters For Small Business

By Food Focus on 06 February 2019

As a consumer, stakeholder, or employee, all your decisions and emotions are driven by your personal beliefs. It shouldn’t be surprising that many people care a lot about things like the environment, their community, and other people. That’s why more and more businesses are ...

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Social Responsibility’s Influence Over Food Safety and Quality

By Guest Author on 19 February 2018

The concept of social responsibility has saturated social media over the last few years and crept into the organizational pillars of many corporations. In its infancy, green/responsibility initiatives were often placed with the quality leaders, which was a fairly intuitive decisi

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Challenging consumer decisions on sustainability

By Guest Author on 18 September 2017

Whenever restrictions on certain harmful types of products have been proposed, the mantra has been that consumers must be offered choice. When customers choose in large numbers to consume more sustainably, then things will change.

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People, planet, plate

By Linda Jackson on 15 August 2017

Today’s restaurant owners have much more on their plates than preparing and serving tasty food. Social responsibility to do the right thing for employees, the community and the natural environment is an important aspect of your business.

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What are you doing with your 67 minutes?

By Bridget Day on 14 July 2017

On the 18th July we celebrate Nelson Mandela Day – which is one of the most wonderful days of to year to be a South African. It is a time when we all unite together with one cause, and celebrate the legacy of Tata Madiba with actions not just words.

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Catch someone doing something right

By Linda Jackson on 15 June 2017

The week ending 9 June will go down in history as a black one for large parts of South Africa with deadly storms and fires ravaging large parts of the Cape. Within hours of the devastating news, many organisations sprang into action to assist those left homeless and traumatised.

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Food security: how Fairtrade helps level the playing field for small producers

By Guest Author on 26 May 2017

Paradoxically, of the one billion people classified as food insecure by the United Nations, about 500 million are smallholder farmers in developing economies. Some of these producers are exporting luxuries such as coffee, cocoa, exotic fruits and sugar for consumers in developed

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Future trends in CSR - the next 10 years

By Guest Author on 18 April 2017

Looking to the future, what is needed – and what is just starting to emerge – is a new approach to CSR, which I call Systemic CSR, or CSR 2.0. This is a purpose-driven, principle-based approach, in which business seeks to identify and tackle the root causes of our present unsusta

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Meeting water and energy challenges in agri-food sector with technology

By Guest Author on 21 March 2017

Worldwide, the overall growth in demand for agricultural products will require a 140% increase in the supply of water over the next 20 years compared to the past 20 years. While the bulk of this demand will be from irrigation, food processing plants can also be water intensive.

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500 New labour inspectors deployed - here are the FIVE things they'll check

By Guest Author on 28 February 2017

Towards the end of 2015, the Department of Labour hired 500 extra labour inspectors in Johannesburg alone. And what's on their agenda? To catch as many companies as possible who aren't complying with the over 70 changes to the labour laws that happened in the last few years!

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Are you an impact business?

By Linda Jackson on 15 December 2016

We have to say we were utterly intrigued when Lady Bonin tea signed up on our website recently. We're so excited by each new subscriber and make a point of checking out the company and what they do! This is where we came across the term “impact business” and we had to find out mo

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12 Ethical Principles for Business Executives

By Guest Author on 24 October 2016

Ethical values, translated into active language establishing standards or rules describing the kind of behavior an ethical person should and should not engage in, are ethical principles. The following list of principles incorporate the characteristics and values that most people

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What exactly is CSR?

By Linda Jackson on 18 September 2016

There is a lot bandied about these days about corporate social responsibility. This article defines what is it and looks at the use of ISO 26000 as the basis for your CSR programmes.

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