Fairtrade Foundation Launches ‘She Deserves’ campaign

The Fairtrade Foundation’s new campaign calls on the UK Government and companies to ensure cocoa farmers earn living incomes by 2030 in line with the UN’s Global Goals to end poverty. Cocoa farmers working in tough conditions are struggling on as little as 74p per day, well below the world’s extreme poverty line, and yet for around £1.86 per day, the average price of a large bar of chocolate, farmers could live a decent life, according to a new report launching Fairtrade Fortnight, (25 February –10 March). The chocolate industry…

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Lord Price Announced as Fairtrade Foundation’s New Chair of Trustees

Former Trade Minister and Managing Director of Waitrose Lord Mark Price has been announced as the new Chair of Fairtrade Foundation’s Board of Trustees.  In a move that will bolster Fairtrade’s future development and its authority within Retail and Government sectors Lord Price will take over the position in September 2018 from business strategy consultant Michael Jary who is retiring from the role, having completed his agreed five-year term. A keen champion of fairness within the workplace, Lord Price will bring his vision and experience of British retail to the…

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Fairtrade calls on more fashion brands to set a deadline to start paying living wages

To mark the launch of Fashion Revolution Week, the Fairtrade Foundation is calling on more fashion and apparel brands and retailers to set a deadline by which they will deliver living wages in their supply chain. On the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory disaster in which 1,138 people died Fairtrade wants the industry to pledge to end poverty wages and ensure a fair deal for the people who make the clothes we wear. To highlight the issue a new video released shines a light on the dark…

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Launch of Fairtrade gold from Africa

The Fairtrade Foundation has launched an ambitious new investment opportunity to over 100 delegates including donors, funders, businesses and celebrity ambassadors at a conference Fairtrade Gold: Future Innovations. The Investment Facility will help small scale mine sites across East Africa access low interest loans to invest in the productivity of their operations and to accelerate their journey towards Fairtrade certification. The fund provides a new way for mine sites to benefit from partnering with Fairtrade, as well as providing businesses and investors with a new route for supporting the accelerating…

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