GROW: Blogs tagged 'Behind the Brands'

7 July 2014 | Al Kinley
Join 24 hours of global action and send a big noise online to Kellogg and General Mills!Can you hear that? Oxfam supporters have taken over half a million actions to get companies to improve their policies on land, gender, and climate change. Doesn’t it sound like music to your ears? Now together we need to act again.
1 July 2014 | Àngela Corbalán
Palm oil is everywhere, in food and everyday items you don’t even realize. It’s in your morning bowl of cereal, your afternoon biscuits, your dinner pizza, in soap and even in the biodiesel that fuels your car. And sadly, in many places, it comes with human and environmental costs. To find out why, I recently joined an Oxfam field trip to Indonesia, the world’s largest palm oil producer. We wanted to talk to those affected by big palm oil plantations.
21 June 2014 | Al Kinley
Jose Mourinho has the opportunity to score the golden goal of a lifetime! Is he ready to take his game through a 5 step plan to beat the keeper and score against hunger?Jose Mourinho’s new role is probably the most meaningful of his life time. As the new UN Global Ambassador Against Hunger he has an opportunity to score against climate change - the single biggest threat to beating hunger.
20 May 2014 | Al Kinley
Feeding people doesn’t have to mean feeding climate changeNo company is too big to listen to its customers. When enough of us speak out, companies listen. Last year more than 400,000 of you called on companies to do more for women in their supply chains. They listened. Then you spoke up about land grabs in companies’ supply chains.
13 May 2014 | Stéphane Parmentier
9 March 2012 is a memorable date. In any case, I will never forget it. Late that night, at the headquarters of the FAO in Rome, intense negotiations concluded at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) on a landmark agreement on how to govern land (the “Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security” - “the Guidelines”).
18 March 2014 | Cassie Eades
When enough of us speak out, companies listen. Today PepsiCo proved this.After nearly 6 months of campaigning, the world’s second largest food and drink company agreed to a zero tolerance policy on land grabs and for its bottlers to do the same.
27 February 2014 | Irit Tamir
When customers speak, businesses listen. It’s an old adage in business that Oxfam and its supporters tested to see if this would be true on issues of sustainability and human rights.We launched the Behind the Brands Scorecard a year ago, to highlight issues in the supply chains of the Big 10 food and beverage companies: Associated British Foods, Coca-Cola, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Mars, Mondelez, Nestle, PepsiCo, and Unilever.
25 February 2014 | Georgi York
It’s not only Diana Ross who is left singing “upside down you’re turning me…” In the last twelve months Oxfam and hundreds of thousands of people around the world have joined together to shake-up the way the food and beverage industry impact people and planet. And it’s working! Things are changing.
24 January 2014 | Simon Starling
On 1 June 2011, Oxfam launched the GROW campaign to tackle the injustice of 900 million people going to bed hungry every night. The campaign now works in more than 50 countries around the world and at the international level.
20 December 2013 | Georgi York
267,000 actions. 1100 photos. 60 countries. 1 ask: PepsiCo and Associated British Foods - make sure your sugar doesn’t lead to land grabs!In November we partnered with photo sharing app EyeEm to ask you to Stand for Land by taking a photo of your feet in your favorite place and stand in solidarity with those affected by land grabs, to demand action from PepsiCo and ABF to make sure their sugar doesn’t lead to land grabs.