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This week, the Fairtrade International team is at COP21 in Paris, advocating on behalf of small-scale farmers who are affected by Climate Change.
The following statement comes from Fairtrade International.
Our executive director Hans Theyer represented the international Fairtrade system this week at the United Nations and delivered remarks yesterday at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals.
The extra money paid to certified farmers and workers for each sale on Fairtrade terms has risen above the $115 million mark for the first time, according to new figures released today. Fairtrade producers invested this Premium according to their priorities.
For 86 years, the United States was forced to allow goods produced by the worst forms of child labor and forced labor to enter our country due to a loophole. Last week, President Obama signed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act into law forever closing this loophole in the Tariff Act of 1930, a move that has major implications for businesses, human rights organizations and product certification systems around the globe.
Lifestyle brand Conscious Step adds Fairtrade Certification
Fairtrade International has announced the appointment of Darío Soto Abril as its next Chief Executive Officer. Darío is currently COO, Deputy Director and Legal Counsel at The Trust for the Americas, the non-profit affiliate of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington DC. He will take up his new role in Bonn, Germany, in February 2017.
New research finds that the future of coffee depends on adequate income for farmers. A pilot study by Fairtrade International and True Price shows that despite sustainability pledges in the coffee sector, many coffee farmers struggle to make ends meet.
Low prices on bananas are often used to attract customers, but new research from GlobeScan & Fairtrade America shows American consumers willing to pay more for bananas certified fair trade.