Fairtrade Commits to a Better Future for Thousands of Banana Farmers

Fairtrade International announces a comprehensive approach to supporting banana farmers in 2021 and beyond through efforts to achieve living wages and improve working conditions. Fairtrade’s new Base Wage for banana workers will benefit thousands of workers on Fairtrade-certified banana estates and make significant strides toward a sustainable living wage. While living wages are the most pressing challenge facing the banana sector, Fairtrade is taking a holistic view by also implementing initiatives to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of banana farmers in the workplace, including health and safety, gender equity,…

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Fairtrade takes big step towards living wages for banana workers worldwide

Fairtrade has announced a new base wage for all Fairtrade certified banana plantations. The revised standard marks a unique move towards a living wage, benefitting thousands of workers. The new Fairtrade Base Wage is set at 70% of the take-home pay needed for a living wage and will be paid from 1 July 2021 onwards. It applies to all countries and is unique amongst certification schemes in making a concrete step towards a living wage – that is, a wage that provides workers enough for food, healthcare, schooling and other…

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Fairtrade Launches Virtual Ethical Advent Calendar With Exquisite Prizes Worth Over £2,500

A year’s supply of tea, beautiful Fairtrade Gold jewellery, £100 worth of wine, a coffee and cake bundle including Fairtrade coffee syrups, or is it an ethical smart phone you’re after this Christmas? If you’re looking for an unusual and ethical way to count down to Christmas, look no further! Want to celebrate without breaking the bank? Sorted! Excited to learn more about where your gifts are coming from? No problem!  This advent, the Fairtrade Foundation has 24 very special doors for you to open in the run up to Christmas. From the 1st – 24th December check out a new…

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Amazon’s New ‘Climate Pledge Friendly’ Program Helps Fairtrade Consumers to Choose the World They Want

Fairtrade today announced that it is participating in Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly program, making it easier for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products on Amazon, including many Fairtrade-certified goods.  Launching in the US, customers will now see the Climate Pledge Friendly badge on more than 25,000 products, which will make it easier to identify which products are helping to preserve the natural world, such as through reducing the carbon footprint of shipments to customers. Amazon evaluated hundreds of external sustainability certifications and chose organizations that certify products…

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UK shoppers help generate $41m for Fairtrade communities in 2019

Latest figures show shoppers back Fairtrade during challenging market and care more than ever about helping farmers and workers combat low prices in trade. Strong sales performance across commodities led to $41million in Premium going to Fairtrade farmers and workers in 2019 to invest in farmer and worker-led projects to boost local economies and improve community services in the Global South, new figures reveal. Fairtrade Foundation’s 2019 Annual Report shows shoppers care more about Fairtrade than ever with increases across key commodities, including; Fairtrade flowers grow by 12% Fairtrade cocoa…

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