22 May '12, 6pm

Ecolabeling and the power of uncommon collaborations

Ecolabeling and the power of uncommon collaborations

Sustainability certification and ecolabeling have been around for a generation. My organization, the Rainforest Alliance , just turned 25 and founded its forestry certification program 23 years ago. So it's a fair question to ask: What good has it done for the planet in that time and what metrics do we have for measuring progress? Since it started in the late 1980s, certification grew rapidly and clearly helped make the goal of sustainability much more salient and familiar to consumers and companies. The market for certified goods and services has exploded since 2000 and continues to grow rapidly . Forty-two percent of U.S. consumers, for instance, now recognize the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal. Major global companies now source Rainforest Alliance Certified products, resulting in significant market shares for these products, including 3.3 percent of coffee, 15 perce...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/05/22/ecolabeling-and-p...

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