corporate social responsibility

Photo: Campaigners in the Philippines push for food security. Credit: Vin Aranas/GRAISEA2 PMU

Blog: One Year of Action To End Human Suffering Behind Our Food

One year ago, Oxfam launched the Behind the Price campaign to end the human suffering behind our food. With your support, the campaign has already achieved some big wins!

Seafood worker. Photo: Adrian Mulya/TheSustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia

Blog: How are supermarkets taking responsibility for ending human suffering in their food?

Last year, Oxfam launched a campaign to get 16 major supermarkets to take responsibility for ending human suffering in their food supply chains. A year later, here's their report card.

Oxfam Novib campaigners hand over 23,000 signatures to Albert Heijn staff, as part of the Behind the Barcodes Campaign. Photo: Oxfam Novib

Blog: Largest Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn takes action on human rights after Oxfam Novib campaign

Following Oxfam Novib’s Behind the Barcodes campaign, Albert Heijn supermarket is introducing new policies on human rights and sustainability. The supermarket chain Jumbo and the parent company of Albert Heijn, Ahold Delhaize, still lag behind.

Melati, seafood worker in Indonesia. Photo: Adrian Mulya/The Sustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia

Blog: A life of toil: Women in the seafood industry

Oxfam’s latest report on worker’s rights in the seafood sector shows that workers in seafood supply chains in Thailand and Indonesia are still reporting workers rights violations with women being amongst the most affected.

Seafood worker, Suzi. Photo: Adrian Mulya/The Sustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia

Blog: Bold ambitions bring big responsibilities: Tackling the human suffering behind our food

Oxfam welcomes Roland Waardenburg’s blog as his contribution to the debate around the issues we are putting forth in our report Ripe for Change and Behind the Barcodes campaign provides us with an opportunity to explain our approach and theory of change.

Blog: Business leaders raise the bar on corporate tax behavior

The B Team, a coalition of forward-looking business leaders including Sir Richard Branson, and Ratan Tata, have announced a new set of principles and commitments on corporate tax. Despite some notable weaknesses, this initiative raises the bar on what constitutes responsible corporate tax behavior.

Palm oil seeds.

Blog: The toxic legacy of palm oil in Guatemala

Ensuring sustainability in Guatemala's palm oil sector requires meaningful social and ecological reform.

Villagers near Ka Chok, Cambodia are concerned about a mining concession granted to a Vietnamese company. Local farmers were not consulted about the concession and worry that they lose access to farm lands. Credit: Patrick Brown/Oxfam

Blog: 4 critical ways oil, gas, and mining companies must support local community rights

For oil, gas, and mining companies, gaining access to land and water can make or break a project. For many communities their land is their lifeline, and this can be lost when they don’t have a say and their rights are ignored. Today, Oxfam launched a new report reviewing the public policy commitments of 38 oil, gas, and mining companies around issues of community engagement and rights, with a particular focus on free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC).

Neem Mibimba, 28 is President of the Women's Forum, Boporo camp, Eastern DRC. Credit: Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam, December 2014

Blog: The first 4 years of Oxfam's GROW Campaign: Keep on growing!

Four years ago this month, Oxfam’s GROW campaign launched with a rallying cry to “fix the broken food system.” In more than 50 countries, people like you have stood up to governments, banks and the world’s biggest brands – and winwon. None of this would have been possible without your support!

Anastacia Antonia, Farmer, Mozambique. 22 years old. Photo: Mario Macilau/Oxfam

Blog: Will businesses ‘Walk the Walk’ and “Talk the Walk” on the Road to Paris?

Business leaders meeting at the Business & Climate Summit in Paris this week have the power to show they will listen to those who are least to blame yet most affected by climate change. Will they take action for food security and for supporting small farmers?

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