Policy briefings and reports

We work with government, parliament, business, civil society and other stakeholders to advocate for policies that will make trade fairer.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2023

Current priorities

Living wages in banana supply chains

A research study on the role of the Fairtrade Premium in reducing pressure on wages and generating the enabling environment needed to make living wages effective in improving livelihoods for workers in banana supply chains in Ghana and Colombia.

Climate justice

The need for climate justice is at the heart of the Fairtrade movement.

Millions of producers worldwide are on the frontline of the climate emergency. They are among those who have contributed the least to the climate crisis, but are feeling its worst effects – including ever-growing threats to their livelihoods.

We want to see trade systems working to create a sustainable future for people and planet.

Fairer flower supply chains

Recommendations for building fairer, more sustainable and resilient flower supply chains in East Africa

This paper is based on learning from the Building Resilience in Flower Supply Chains project.

The recommendations draw on project research and activities carried out between August 2020 and June 2021, during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Blooming back better

This report summarises the challenges facing flower and plant workers, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the role Fairtrade is playing to address both. It looks at the ways in which we believe the flower industry and governments can work together to build back fairer.

We look particularly closely at the importance of living wages.

COVID-19 and building back fairer
Market regulation and competition law

Competition Law and Sustainability

Our 2019 report brings together the findings of a series of interviews with stakeholders in the UK grocery sector. It explores how competition law affects efforts to collaborate together to tackle sustainability issues.

Parliamentary briefings

Policy submissions and consultation responses