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Fairtrade Foundation Annual Report 2014 to 2015

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.

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The 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.

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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.

Beyonce Topshop comment

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.”

COOP ANNOUNCES FURTHER BENEFITS

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.

Fairtrade Foundation hires new Commercial Director

The Fairtrade Foundation has appointed Euan Venters as Commercial Director, with responsibility for overseeing the organisation’s relationships with UK businesses. 

Eden Foodservice makes all bananas fair

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.

Smallholder farmers need more support on climate change

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.

Public apeel to Asda and Tesco to stock more Fairtrade bananas

We’re calling on Asda and Tesco to turn their bananas Fairtrade.