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Flowers at a pack house in Kenya. Credit: Gerry Boyle/Oxfam

Supplier treatment: why Tesco and other supermarkets should integrate business and ethics

The actions that large companies take to source their products have direct implications for workers in their supply chains. In the wake of a critical report about Tesco's treatment of its suppliers,...

Tea picking in Mulanje, Southern Malawi. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Gender mainstreaming in Malawi’s tea sector

Together with Oxfam, the Ethical Tea Partnership recently organised a workshop looking at gender mainstreaming in Malawi's tea industry as part of Malawi 2020, a scheme to improve living standards...

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How the Behind the Brands campaign has driven change in corporate policy

Over the last three years Oxfam's Behind the Brands campaign has leveraged the power of consumers to persuade the world's largest food and beverage companies to account for what happens in...

Women sorting out fish at the pier to ensure the high quality products. Credit: Werapong Prapha/Oxfam

Fishy business: Thai communities threatened by the seafood industry

In Thailand intensive fishing by big business has caused a stark decline in seafood stocks which is threatening food security and the livelihoods of poor and vulnerable communities. Here, Werapong...

Anthony Mokowa cycling home, he bought his bicycle with the money made from selling tomatoes, he has a much improved harvest thanks to an Oxfam funded irrigation scheme. Malawi. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

People, planet and profit: the three Ps of impact investment

Are we entering a new era of corporate social responsibility and ethical investors? Oskar Haq our financial sector adviser in Asia explains why impact investment is becoming ever more popular. ...

UK construction workers

Living wage: what happens when companies put well-being before profits

As Oxfam celebrates becoming a living wage employer, Oxfam GB's ethical trade manager Rachel Wilshaw explains what a living wage means for Oxfam - and why it is so desperately needed by workers...

Sugarcane workers, Brazil. Credit: Oxfam/Tatiana Cardeal

What do the world’s biggest brands have to do with land rights?

Why is Oxfam calling for zero tolerance of global land grabs by food and beverage companies? Irit Tamar from Oxfam America introduces the next phase of our Behind the Brands campaign. ...

Preparing roses for export in a Kenyan packhouse. Credit: Gerry Boyle/Oxfam

What’s the poverty ‘footprint’ of cut flowers? Oxfam’s new report with IPL

In our latest Poverty Footprint report, released today, we've teamed up with IPL (owned by ASDA and the biggest importer of fresh produce into the UK).  Our report aims to help IPL and their...

Tea picking in Mulanje, Southern Malawi Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

A living wage for tea pickers: are we there yet?

The tragic collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh has put a spotlight on the poor pay and working conditions endured by millions of people who make our clothes or grow our food. ...

Wage ladder – what’s next?

The worldwide garment industry produces enormous wealth - surely workers can share in these gains? A question posed by today's guest blogger, Ivo Spauwen of the Fair Wear Foundation, who writes...