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Modern Slavery

From today 1 April 2016, legislation introduced last year will now require larger companies to report on policies and actions to eradicate Modern Slavery within their businesses and supply chains. 

Behind the Brand

The Fairtrade Foundation welcomes Oxfam's new report stating the ‘Big 10’ food companies have all shown greater commitments in improving conditions for some of the farmers and workers who grow some of the staple ingredients behind some of our favourite products, but as the report suggests it is now time to test whether those business commitments are translating into real change for the farmers, workers and communities on the ground. 

Cocoa director

Fairtrade International is pleased to welcome Marina Vanin, who takes up the new role of Global Cocoa Category Director this week.

Breakthrough for Fairtrade Farmers

-Nine companies including Mars, major German, Swiss & Japanese retailers and brands first to sign on to new Fairtrade Sourcing Programs -Fairtrade cocoa farmers delighted by initial 14% sales boost in 2014 -First cotton commitment announced, announcements on sugar to follow soon Fairtrade farmers are set for a breakthrough year as Fairtrade International today announced the first commitments to farmers under an innovative new commodity sourcing model. Already at launch nine companies have signed on to increase their Fairtrade purchases starting with initial 2014 volumes set to deliver $1.2m in additional Fairtrade Premium to cocoa farmers by the end of this year.  

Celebrating 20 years of the FAIRTRADE Mark in the UK

- Top celebrities send birthday congratulations Some of the UK’s best-known faces have congratulated the Fairtrade Foundation on 20 years of Fairtrade products in the UK this year.

Fairtrade announces sweeping changes for plantation and estate workers

- New criteria on freedom of association, living wage Fairtrade International has overhauled its Fairtrade Standard for Hired Labour to strengthen the position of workers in Fairtrade certified plantations and estates producing tea, bananas and other fruit, cut flowers, herbs, vegetables and sports ball factories.

The ultimate ethical engagement ring

CRED Jewelery launches “The Ultimate Ethical Engagement Ring”

Statement: Green & Black’s Classic Range remains 100% Fairtrade and organic certified

In response to the launch of a new product line from Green & Black’s the Fairtrade Foundation would like to confirm that there is no change to the Classic range which continues to be Fairtrade certified and organic.

Fairtrade baking is back en vogue with gorgeous creations rooted in provenance and sustainability

Great British Bake Off Finalist Miranda Gore Browne will front the Fairtrade Foundation’s baking campaign, launching this autumn [Monday 5 October].