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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12 Universities have achieved Fairtrade status in nationwide Fairtrade University and College Award

Fairtrade is pleased to announce that the Arts University Bournemouth, Kings College London, London Metropolitan University, Middlesex University, Oxford Brookes University, Strathclyde University, University College London, the University of Derby, the University of Huddersfield, Oxford University, the University of St Andrews, and the University of Exeter have all achieved Fairtrade University status for the academic year 2020, following a student-led audit. This is an incredible rigorous award to achieve in such a difficult and uncertain time, and Fairtrade commends every successful applicant for all their hard work.  Now in its…

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Lidl launches super Fairtrade chocolate bar

Lidl launches its first own-brand super-Fairtrade chocolate bar. Way to Go! chocolate bars come in three delicious flavours, from classic dark to caramelised almonds & sea salt, and cost just £1.99 each – which is £1.50 cheaper than the leading brand A premium from every bar sold will support a living wage for cocoa farmers in Ghana Getting your chocolate fix just got even sweeter! Lidl has just launched a sustainable own brand Super-Fairtrade chocolate bar Way to Go!, which helps close the income gap of cocoa farmers and push…

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Fairtrade adds new certification requirement for cocoa and coffee to boost farmer incomes

In a move to deepen benefits for farmers, Fairtrade International has announced a new requirement for cooperatives and traders applying for cocoa or coffee certification. The requirement, which takes effect 1 June 2020, obligates cooperative and trader applicants to have commitments in place for new Fairtrade sales volumes in order to be eligible for certification. The commitments must be confirmed by the end buyer, whose products bear the FAIRTRADE Mark, and validated by the respective national Fairtrade organization. It will also be possible for new producer organizations to become certified,…

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