Ethical Marks

  • Footprint Forum calls for industry adjudication for ethical marks

    IT’S TIME to celebrate – the debate has finally moved on. When it comes to ethical supply chains, a Footprint Forum on Monday caused a seismic shift in approach from circular debate to a focus on action and solutions.  … Read More

  • Sustainable leap

    AS MORE and more of the world’s seafood is certified sustainable, a new scheme for UK food companies promises to offer consistent labelling.                       It was back in 2011 that ClientEarth… Read More

  • Footprint Annual Review: Cheap milk, pricey gas and unethical coffee

    THE TOP stories of 2012, from Starbucks’ tax travails to rising energy bills and the “greenest Olympics ever”.   January/February   With the mince pies sitting heavily around the waistline and the influence of festive parties still coursing through the veins,… Read More

  • Eco-labels on the brink?

    THE MARKET for eco-labels has been likened to “selling stickers” as it nears saturation point.                           Joint research by IMD, the International Institute for Management Development, and EPFL,… Read More

  • Revisiting the ethical mark debate

    THIS WEEKEND’S episode of Countryfile explored the ethical mark debate. Footprint Forum debated this very topic a year ago and we thought that some of you may find it interesting to revisit the discussions to see whether we have moved on? … Read More

  • Have Ethical labels have lost their value?

    Sustainability labels cannot deliver sufficient business value or drive the level of consumer demand needed to develop a sustainable economy, according to a new report published today.     Signed, Sealed… Delivered? assesses the value and challenges that businesses find in using certification and labelling… Read More

  • Footprint Forum: Preparing for change on ethical landscape

    Consumers who leave their ethics at home when eating out, poor guidance from government, pressure on margins and a confusing array of accreditation schemes and labels have made the ethical landscape a difficult one to navigate for the foodservice sector.… Read More