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South Africa becomes full member in global Fairtrade system

20 October 2011

On 13 October 2011, the General Assembly of Fairtrade International officially voted Fairtrade Label South Africa (FLSA) to become a full member of the global Fairtrade sytem raising FLSA’s status from associate member (which...

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Producer ownership of Fairtrade moves to new level

14 October 2011

In an historic decision, members of the global Fairtrade system voted unanimously to increase producer representation in the General Assembly to 50 percent, making producers half-owners of the global Fairtrade system. The...

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Los productores logran mayor representación en el sistema internacional de Comercio Justo Fairtrade

14 October 2011

En una decisión histórica, los miembros del sistema mundial de Comercio Justo Fairtrade votaron de manera unánime para incrementar hasta el 50% la representación de los productores en la Asamblea General, haciendo a los...

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Fairtrade is Most Widely Recognized Ethical Label Globally

11 October 2011

Fairtrade is the most widely recognized ethical label globally, according to a comprehensive global study of 17,000 consumers in 24 countries carried out for Fairtrade International by international opinion research consultancy...

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Harkin-Engel Cocoa Protocol – 10th Anniversary

26 September 2011

Monday, 19 September 2011 marked the ten-year anniversary of the signing of the Harkin-Engel Protocol, an agreement by the largest chocolate companies to eliminate unacceptable child labour practices in the growing and...

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Joint Announcement from Fairtrade International and Fair Trade USA

15 September 2011

Fairtrade International (FLO) and Fair Trade USA (FTUSA) share a belief in the importance of empowering producers and workers around the world to improve their lives through better terms of trade. However, as we look to the...

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Fairtrade Responds to Announcement by Fair Trade USA

10 September 2011

Fair Trade USA has announced a new initiative under the banner ‘Fair Trade For All.' We wish to clarify that the proposals it contains regarding major changes on coffee certification are the views of Fair Trade USA alone, and...

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