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SDGs report

The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes a report by MPs urging the UK Government to take a leading role in implementing the UN's new Global Goals which aim to tackle poverty. 

Ferrero announcement

8 June 2016: Italian confectionery company Ferrero will double the amount of cocoa it purchases from Fairtrade farmers – to 40,000 metric tonnes over the next three years. Speaking at the World Cocoa Conference, Ferrero also announced a new collaboration with Fairtrade on cane sugar, with plans to source 20,000 metric tonnes of Fairtrade cane sugar between mid-2016 and 2019.

First Partners For Fairtrade Textile Standard and Programme

The first textile manufacturers to sign up to the new Fairtrade Textile Standard have announced their commitment at the Ethical Fashion Show in Berlin. The Fairtrade approach is the first of its kind to cover people working throughout the supply chain from seed cotton to finished textile products. In addition, the Textile Programme helps factories and workers to improve their social and environmental impacts.

Fairtrade unveils nationwide push to promote Fairtrade Gold jewellery

The Fairtrade Foundation today unveiled an exciting new initiative as part of its Fairtrade Gold campaign, tagged ‘I DO’, to stamp out practices that have tarnished the jewellery industry’s reputation.  

Shoppers expect business and government to make food fairer

Two in three people believe farmers are underpaid but 58% would pay more if they knew producers received fairer prices Majority of public recognise that more must be done to ensure the future sustainability of food

KENYAN GOLD MINER BOOSTS AWARENESS OF FAIRTRADE GOLD THROUGH NATIONWIDE TOUR

A special guest from Kenya will speak at events across England, Scotland and Wales as part of a nationwide push tagged ‘I DO’ to stamp out practices that have tarnished the jewellery industry’s reputation.

Response to announcement that Tchibo has bought independent coffee roaster Matthew Algie

The Fairtrade Foundation congratulates  the UK’s leading independent coffee roaster Matthew Algie on its acquisition by the family-owned German coffee and food service business Tchibo, and hopes this amalgamation will benefit the coffee communities that rely on Fairtrade sales to both companies.

Response to fire in community surrounding Fairtrade mining cooperative MACDESA in Peru

Over 300 houses were destroyed and infrastructure damaged in a devastating fire which swept through the community surrounding newly certified Fairtrade mine MACDESA on the afternoon of 4th July 2015. Our thoughts are with the families of those affected.

Fairtrade response to Aldis support for the Fruit and Veg pledge

The Fairtrade Foundation has welcomed the news that Aldi has become the first retailer to sign up to the National Farmers Union’s (NFU) initiative aiming to protect and grow UK growers.