Fairtrade Expertise

We’ve got decades of experience when it comes to connecting with farmers and workers to develop sustainability solutions and we’re eager to share.

When it comes to connecting with farmers and workers to develop sustainability solutions, we’ve learned a lot and we want to share that. We can support your business to reduce risk, use resources wisely and focus on sustainability issues. Fairtrade can create effective interventions to support you in building sustainability into your business.

Why Fairtrade

Our range of business tools is designed to give you a greater understanding of your supply chain and the people within them. We know farmers, and we know business. With a foot in both camps we can support your business to reduce risk, use resources wisely and focus on sustainability issues. If you’re developing your sustainability strategy, or looking for approaches to achieve it, Fairtrade can create effective interventions to support you in building sustainability into your business.

Transform your strategy

We know supply chains. Work with Fairtrade to benefit from over 25 years of experience, knowledge and best practice when designing your sourcing, sustainability or business strategies to transform the impact of your business on the livelihoods of farmers and workers worldwide. We will work together to find the best outcome for you and the people in your supply chain, and the best way to get there. 

Understand your supply chain

Fairtrade can use its unique data sets and visualisation tools to help you understand the context, risks and opportunities in your Fairtrade supply chains and beyond. With a range of options to suit your needs, Fairtrade can provide visibility and insights into the challenges in your supply chain and how producers are responding, through customisable reports, dashboards and traceability solutions.  

Understand your impact

Fairtrade has been researching, understanding and learning from the impact of Fairtrade Sourcing for 25 years; we’re confident we’re best in class when it comes to monitoring and publically sharing the outcomes and impacts of what we do. We can help you do the same, whether you’re looking at how you integrate your own learning into your sustainability strategy, teaming up to research the wider implications of the context in which your supply chains operate, or performing a rigorous long-term impact evaluation of your strategy or Fairtrade Sourcing to help you demonstrate publically the change you are driving. 

Tell your story

The Fairtrade story is a great story, changing lives and connecting producers and consumers. We’ve been telling our producers’ stories for 25 years, in a way that makes people stop and think, change the way they shop and take action for a fairer world. We can help you to tell the human stories behind your product. We work with you to understand your audience and the needs of your business to help you best communicate your message. Our team’s expertise in communicating impact and the benefits of Fairtrade can inform your communications strategy to make the most of the assets in your supply chain. 

Build your team

With over 1.6 million farmers and workers in 75 countries and 1,226 producer organisations certified as Fairtrade, we understand the realities of international trade and how the people most affected want to change things. Working with Fairtrade can help your team to deepen their understanding of supply chains – who you buy from, what issues there are in supply chains, risks to your business and others, how you could address these and how this enables you to meet your sustainability targets and report against Sustainable Development Goals, Human Rights Due Diligence and Modern Slavery requirements. 

Get in Touch

Contact us to find out more at: 

Commercial@fairtrade.org.uk

+44 (0)203 301 5001

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