We support small scale farmers and workers who are marginalised from trade in a variety of ways and carefully monitor the impact of Fairtrade on these communities.
As a certification scheme, the Fairtrade Standards, which demand minimum commitments and requirements such as on pricing, provide one of our primary and also most visible tools for empowering small farmer and worker organisations. Read more about the Fairtrade Standards.
But beyond the standards and certification, the Fairtrade system also provides direct and indirect support to farmers and workers and their organisations to deepen social and environmental sustainability.
2019 marks 25 years since Fairtrade certified products first became available to buy in the UK. Here, we look back over the Fairtrade timeline, from when it was established in 1992 right up to the 25th anniversary of the FAIRTRADE Mark, which we celebrate in 2019.