New Fairtrade Code aims to strengthen global governance and accountability

The General Assembly of Fairtrade International has unanimously voted to adopt a new code of ethics and good practice aimed at strengthening and aligning governance, accountability and responsible behaviour across Fairtrade operations globally. Increased scrutiny of the international development sector has led many organisations to review and strengthen policies and procedures on ethical issues ranging from safeguarding of vulnerable children and adults to fraud and corruption, and whistleblowing.  In this context, the code lays out ten key principles to ensure Fairtrade organisations deliver on our values of accountability, respect, integrity…

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