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Moving on up: Changing the way big brands do business

Blog: Moving on up: Changing the way big brands do business

The results are in

Over 120,000 people taking action. The world’s ten biggest food and beverage companies. And one groundbreaking campaign. Combine these ingredients and what do you get? The beginnings of a significant shift towards a fairer food system for all.

Today we are excited to announce the biggest set of changes to the scorecard yet: 5 of the Big 10 food and beverage companies are moving up the rankings.

Executive Perspective: Behind the Brands, Oxfam ranks big food

Blog: Executive Perspective: Behind the Brands, Oxfam ranks big food

By Erinch Sahan and Will Martindale, Oxfam Policy Advisors. Erinch Sahan is a private sector policy adviser at Oxfam. He led the team across Oxfam International who put together the scorecard we used to rank the big food companies on social responsibility. Will Martindale is a financial sector policy adviser at Oxfam. He leads the Behind the Brands investor engagement.

Supply chains = risk. Risk of contamination. Risk of changing climates. Risk of land-grabs. Even, tragically, risk of factory collapse.

¿Conseguirá tu marca favorita llegar a lo más alto de la clasificación?

Blog: ¿Conseguirá tu marca favorita llegar a lo más alto de la clasificación?

Hemos visto cómo algunas empresas ya se han comprometido a hacer mejor las cosas. Todo esto es gracias a ti, aunque todavía podemos hacer más para seguir presionando a las empresas a través de Twitter y Facebook.

Will your favorite brand make it to the top of the scorecard?

Blog: Will your favorite brand make it to the top of the scorecard?

Since we launched the Behind the Brands campaign in February, over 100,000 of you have joined the call for the brands you love to do better for the people and resources that make their products.

So far your action has led to commitments from Nestle, Mondelez and Mars, three of the biggest chocolate companies in the world, to do right by women farmers in their supply chain.

Foto: Una mujer parada delante un árbol de cacao.

Blog: Vuestro poder tras la marca

Dos meses. Es todo el tiempo que han necesitado los amantes del chocolate y los activistas por la justicia social para plantarles cara a tres de las mayores empresas alimentarias del mundo y generar un cambio positivo en el sistema alimentario. 

Photo: A woman stands in front of a cocoa tree.

Blog: The power of You behind the brands

Two months. That is all it took for chocolate lovers and social justice activists to stand up to three of the biggest food companies in the world and create positive change in the food system.

You heeded our call and companies listened

Blog: You heeded our call and companies listened

Less than two months ago, Oxfam called on the three largest chocolate companies to do more for the women who grow the cocoa that is used in Oreos, M&Ms and Crunch bars—just to name a few.

Vous avez fait entendre votre voix, Mars et Nestlé ont écouté

Blog: Vous avez fait entendre votre voix, Mars et Nestlé ont écouté

Voici une friandise de Pâques pour les amateurs de chocolat : la preuve qu'aucune marque ne sera jamais assez grande pour ignorer ses clients et clientes. 

Female cocoa farmer. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: You spoke. Mars and Nestle listened.

Here’s an Easter treat for chocolate lovers: proof that no brand is so big it can ignore its customers.

Girls getting essential services. Image: Oxfam

Blog: Day 6: Stop Talking About Equality

Business leaders change behavior when something is in it for them and their companies. If we want them to change the way they do business, we need to stop talking about justice and gender equality, and instead show how a fairer food system means sustainable profits.

By Tinna Nielsen, senior diversity and inclusion consultant

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