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SAVE THE DATE: SheTrades Global, 17-19 October 2021

The three-day event will take place digitally as well as on site at the exhibition centre, including panels, networking and endorsing the next SheTrades strategy.

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Traceability – Bringing more awareness and catalysing discussions

T4SD hosted a side-session with the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), which featured discussions with project partners such as the Social and Labor Convergence Program (SLCP), the Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability (ICS), as well as key stakeholders in the field such as the Clean Clothes Campaign.

Standards Map reaches the 300 standards mark

Providing comprehensive and verified information on VSS and other similar initiatives covering issues such as environmental protection, quality and food safety, labour rights, and economic development.

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MSMEs in Africa, Asia and Latin America become certified to sustainability standards

More than 104 MSMEs in the agri-food processing sectors ranging from tea and coffee to cocoa and fruit processing.

New online self-assessment tool created to determine certification eligibility of producers

The Development Facility partnered with the International Trade Centre developed an online self-assessment tool that helps coffee, cacao, sugarcane, banana, and shrimp producers identify eligibility for certification from Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade, and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).

Malmö wins second fair and ethical trade award

The Swedish city of Malmö is the winner of the EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award 2021. Malmö received this honour at a hybrid ceremony live-streamed from Ghent, Belgium in October 2020.