Video: Celebrating three years of Behind the Brands

In February 2013, Oxfam launched ‘Behind the Brands’, a global campaign which aims to provide people with the information they need to hold the Big 10 food and beverage companies to account for what happens in their supply chains. In putting together a scorecard based entirely on publicly available information on company policies, Oxfam posed the question “what are they …

Food justice and the ‘Big 10’ food and beverage companies

Over the past century, powerful food and beverage companies have enjoyed unprecedented commercial success. But these companies have grown prosperous while the millions who supply the land, labor and water needed for their products face increased hardship. Now, a rapidly changing environment, affected communities and an increasingly savvy consumer base are pushing the industry to rethink ‘business as usual’. In …

Food and beverage companies slowly start turning policy into practice

Oxfam launched its award-winning international ‘Behind the Brands’ campaign in February 2013. It ranks the biggest international food and beverage companies, the ‘Big 10’, on the strength of their policies on transparency, women, agricultural workers, farmers, land, water and climate change. The aim of the campaign is to create a race to the top, encouraging the Big 10 (Associated British …