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One and half million farmers and workers round the world are benefiting from increased sales of Fairtrade products, according to a new report out today. Latest figures show producers received an estimated €105 million in Fairtrade Premium to invest in business and social projects – a 14 percent increase on the year before.
Fairtrade Foundation and leading food on-the-go retailer Greggs are proud to
announce that from Thursday 5th May, customers will be able to buy
Fairtrade bananas in 350 of its shops as part of the chain's commitment to
extending its healthy snacking options.
The Fairtrade Foundation’s Policy Director Barbara Crowther will share the stage with 50 CEOs and over 350 business practitioners from across the world of business who will meet in London between 7- 8 June for the 15th Responsible Business Summit to discuss how business can deliver a positive impact on the world and society.
The story about low wages and poor conditions facing garment workers who produce Beyonce’s Ivy Park gym range in Topshop is sadly not an exception in the fashion industry.”
Today, at the Co-operative Group’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), The Fairtrade Foundation’s Chief Executive welcomed the retailer’s plans to deliver an additional £3m worth of benefits to Fairtrade farming communities over the next five years.
The Fairtrade Foundation has appointed Euan Venters as Commercial Director, with responsibility for overseeing the organisation’s relationships with UK businesses.
National school meal caterer, Eden, has made the industry-leading decision to only use Fairtrade certified bananas across its entire business which equates to approximately 35,000kg of Fairtrade bananas per year.
As the UN Climate Change Conference begins in Lima, Fairtrade Producer Networks, which represent small-scale farmers and rural workers in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America, are urging governments to provide more support to smallholder farmers, to help them fight the impact of climate change on their livelihoods.
We’re calling on Asda and Tesco to turn their bananas Fairtrade.
Find answers to some of the questions that are frequently asked about Fairtrade.
Ever wondered how many farmers and workers are involved with Fairtrade? Or how the Fairtrade Premium is used? Here's a snapshot from our latest data.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.