With Fairtrade everyone wins

Producers and traders, consumers and companies, all benefit from supporting the Fairtrade system. Fairtrade helps to make markets work for the poor.

Good for Producers

  • Stable prices For most products there is a Fairtrade Minimum Price that aims to cover the costs of sustainable production – even when world market prices are volatile or drop below the cost of production
  • A Fairtrade Premium The Premium helps producers to improve the quality of their lives. It is paid on top of the agreed Fairtrade price, and producers decide democratically how to use it. Typically producers invest in education, healthcare, farm improvements or processing facilities to increase income.

Good for Business

Fairtrade offers companies a way to be part of a global movement, and offers a credible way to ensure that their trade has a positive impact for the people at the end of the chain.

If you’re a business and want to find out more…read more about business

Good for Consumers

Shoppers can buy products in line with their values and principles. They can choose from an ever growing range of great products. By buying into Fairtrade consumers support producers who are working to improve their lives.

Good for the Environment

Fairtrade rewards and encourages farming and production practices that are environmentally sustainable. Producers are also encouraged to strive toward organic certification. Producers must:

  • Protect the environment in which they work and live. This includes areas of natural water, virgin forest and other important land areas and dealing with problems of erosion and waste management.

  • Develop, implement and monitor an operations plan on their farming and production techniques. This needs to reflect a balance between protecting the environment and good business results.

  • Follow national and international standards for the handling of chemicals. There is a list of chemicals based in international norms and agreements, which must not be used.

  • Not, intentionally, use products which include genetically modified organisms (GMO).