UK supermarkets making progress to tackle human suffering in global supply chains

Oxfam has published its fourth Behind the Barcodes scorecard showing a race to the top amongst supermarkets to improve on human rights for workers in their global supply chains. From new gender policies to commitments on living wages, Behind the Barcodes was launched in 2018 to help change the lives of the millions of people producing food for supermarkets who are trapped in poverty and working in brutal conditions. The campaign focuses on six of the UK’s biggest supermarkets – Asda, Aldi, Lidl, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco – highlighting the…

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Carbon emissions of richest 1% set to be 30 times the 1.5°C limit in 2030

The carbon footprints of the richest 1 percent of people on Earth is set to be 30 times greater than the level compatible with the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement in 2030, according to new research out today. It comes after delegates grapple with how to keep this goal alive at the COP26 meeting in Glasgow. In 2015, governments agreed to the goal of limiting global heating to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, but current pledges to reduce emissions fall far short of what is needed. To stay within this…

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Rising star fashion designer, Harris Reed creates spectacular catwalk looks from Oxfam clothes

Fashion’s rising star, designer Harris Reed, demonstrated his commitment to second-hand shopping and sustainability in spectacular fashion. All 10 catwalk looks at Found, his London Fashion Week show at the Serpentine Pavilion, were created using clothes donated to Oxfam. Harris, who is committed to minimising waste by repurposing fabric in his creations, has dressed some of the world’s leading celebrities, including Iman at the recent Met Gala in New York, Rihanna and Harry Styles. Inspiration for the show’s designs came from a spectrum of sources, including the Oxfam Kingston Riverside…

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Aid organizations call for safe and unhindered access to fight impact of hunger and conflict in 2021

With the United Nations estimating some 235 million people across the globe will be in need of life-saving support in 2021, it is vital that aid organizations have unhindered access to those most in need and humanitarian appeals are fully funded, Oxfam and five other aid organizations said today. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has launched the Global Humanitarian Overview, a projection of the humanitarian needs of people impacted by conflict, acute hunger and the devastating impact of COVID-19. The report estimates 35 billion US…

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Oxfam kicks off Regift Revolution, with support from artists, musicians and celebs

This holiday season Oxfam and friends are shopping differently and encouraging everyone to be kind to our planet, and our wallets, by regifting. Joined by artists including Tiffany Haddish, Aisha Tyler, Alyssa Milano, Simon Helberg, Lake Street Dive, Margo Price and many more, Oxfam is promoting an online giveaway of some favorite regifted items. By making the earth-friendly and budget-friendly choice to join the Regift Revolution, they are giving a gift with big sentimental value but a small impact on the environment. In 2018 the US alone produced 292.4 million…

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