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Guidance notices

Read statements and notices relating to safeguarding, modern slavery and more.

  • Safeguarding at Fairtrade

    In the UK, safeguarding means protecting peoples’ health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from significant harm, abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, and exploitation of any kind, including consequences of any misuse of personal data.

  • General Complaints Policy

    The Fairtrade Foundation (Fairtrade) is an independent non-profit organisation in the UK. We are committed to providing a high quality service as part of our ongoing work with consumers, campaigners, supporters, partners and businesses amongst others.

  • Modern Slavery Act guidance note

    The Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade International firmly welcome the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, which addresses ‘slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour’ and ‘human trafficking’ in supply chains.


    This summary note is intended to explain the main ways in which a Fairtrade commitment enables companies to address and mitigate risks to slavery and human trafficking.

  • Privacy Policy and Cookie Notice

    At the Fairtrade Foundation, we are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy.