The latest press releases and statements from the Fairtrade Foundation.

  • A Fairtrade Father
    08 Jun 2017

    Five Fairtrade Favourites for Fathers Day

    No child would dream of forgetting Mother’s Day but dads often go unnoticed. Whether yours is the unspoken hero of the household, the quiet one at dinner or always there for a kick-around, Father’s Day is the time to show you care.

  • banana producer
    07 Jun 2017

    Fairtrade International Welcomes Merger of Rainforest Alliance and UTZ

    Fairtrade International congratulates Rainforest Alliance and UTZ on their recently announced merger.

  • Cocoa
    05 Jun 2017

    Nestlé adopts Fairtrade’s Sourcing Program

    Nestlé has announced it will change the way it sources Fairtrade ingredients for its KitKat 2 and 4 finger chocolate.

  • Cotton farmers and producrs
    24 May 2017

    Sustainable Cotton Communiqué

    Thirteen of the world's most renowned clothing and textile companies today signed up to a sustainable cotton communiqué, through which they pledge to use 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.
  • Fairtrade tea farmers in Malawi
    23 May 2017

    Open letter to Sainsbury's from Fairtrade producers

    We told Sainsbury’s loud and clear: “Your model will bring about disempowerment”.

  • Tea Farmer
    23 May 2017

    Statement on Fairtrade’s withdrawal from proposed partnership with Sainsbury’s

    The Fairtrade Foundation is not partnering with the new Sainsbury’s Foundation pilot in tea due to fundamental concerns that it falls below the core principles of Fairtrade and particularly because farming groups in Africa felt that it would take control away from them.

  • cotton producer
    18 May 2017

    Global coalition set to make sustainable cotton the mainstream choice

    Leading international brands and retailers, cotton standards, existing industry initiatives and other stakeholders across the supply chain have come together to form Cotton 2040. Convened by sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future, with support from the C&A Foundation, this unique cross-industry initiative is driving change by taking collaborative action to scale up and overcome barriers to sustainable cotton uptake across multiple standards, so that more sustainable cotton becomes a mainstream commodity.

  • Women Workers
    12 May 2017

    Co-op and the Compass Group UK & Ireland back women cocoa farmers

    Today, 12 May, the Fairtrade Foundation welcomed efforts to close the global agricultural gender divide, as it announced two UK businesses - Co-op and the Compass Group UK & Ireland - have committed £100,000 in funding for an innovative new programme to improve women’s opportunities in cocoa communities in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.

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