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FAIRTRADE FOUNDATION’S APPROACH TO LIVING WAGES

Discover the five key pillars of our approach to living wages, as well as reflections on the industry’s progress toward achieving living wages for workers.

Banana farmer Ángel Guzmán Santana, from the Las Mercedes producer association in the Dominican Republic, with a face mask tending to a banana plant. Credit Fairtrade
Banana farmer Ángel Guzmán Santana, from the Las Mercedes producer association in the Dominican Republic.
Genevieve in a line with cocoa farmers on her farm in Cote d'Ivoire

The path to living incomes

In 2019 Fairtrade launched an ambitious three year campaign calling on governments and the chocolate industry (worth £4billion in the UK alone) to commit to paying the living income to cocoa farmers in West Africa.

Ways to get involved

In your community

With thousands of local campaigning groups across the UK, including Towns, Schools, Universities and Faith Groups, there are lots of ways to get involved with Fairtrade in your community.

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Fairtrade Facts and Figures

50%

of fairtrade is owned by farmers

The assembly combines 50 percent producer representation with 50 percent national Fairtrade organisation representation

€1b

Over the past 25 years, shoppers have generated 1 billion Euros in Fairtrade Premium for farmers and workers

4,500

fairtrade products in the UK

Think Fairtrade is just bananas and coffee? Think again. The full list includes ice cream, face cream, gold and flowers.