What we do
Our main tasks
Fairtrade International is the organization that coordinates Fairtrade labelling at an international level. From our offices, in Bonn, Germany, we s, d
Setting Fairtrade Standards
A key part of Fairtrade International’s role is to develop and review the Fairtrade Standards. These Standards apply to all Fairtrade producers. They also apply to the companies who market Fairtrade products, such as importers, exporters and licensees.
Supporting Fairtrade producers
Fairtrade International also helps producers to gain Fairtrade certification and develop market opportunities. We do this through locally based Liaison Officers who provide training, guidance on certification and facilitate relationships with buyers.
Coordinating global Fairtrade strategy
It is Fairtrade International’s role to assess how we, together with our members, can improve the impact of our work and become more effective in the future.
We live in a changing world in which issues such as climate change, the food crisis and the global recession rise up the agenda of our stakeholders and the general public. Fairtrade International leads the development of global strategies to address emerging issues. We are currently implementing 'Unlocking the Power of the Many: A new global strategy for Fairtrade'.
Promoting trade justice
One of Fairtrade International’s tasks is to make the case for trade justice in debates on trade and development. Together with the World Fair Trade Organization - Europe, and the European Fair Trade Association, we set up the Fair Trade Advocacy Office in Brussels.
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