Fairtrade is a global organization that with its own certification mark aims to ensure better living conditions for producers in developing countries by promoting fairer and more ethical trade.
The Fairtrade Standards are rigorous standards established at international level, to which all actors in the chain (producers, traders, transformers) have to follow. Fairtrade International has so far set standards for about 300 raw materials according to a process that involves manufacturers in the first place, with continuous review and improvement models.
- Obligation to train on environmentally sustainable farming practices;
- Prohibition of any discrimination based on sex, age, religious affiliation, political preference ...;
- Prohibition of child labor;
- Forbidden work; Guarantee of freedom of association of workers;
- Regular recruitment obligation contracted;
- Obligation of business development plans.
- Obligation to conclude binding and transparent contracts with and to respect their suppliers;
- Creating lasting relationships with their suppliers and mutual support; Pre-financing obligation;
- Obligation to pay the highest possible price beyond the Fairtrade Minimum Price;
- Payment of a community-based community development bonus.
- Certification requirements, the use of the mark and the packaging of finished and unfinished products;
- Provisions relating to commercial practices (traceability, contracts, pre-financing);
- Rules to be observed to make Fairtrade's exclusive approach to development more visible.