Governance

This section gives you an overview of the key bodies and doctrines governing Fairtrade's system. It also includes policies around our conduct and the use of our website.

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Representatives voting at our General Assembly in 2015.
Image © Miriam Ersch

Fairtrade's mission and vision provide the overarching goals and ambition of our system, while our constitution details the formal basis of our Germany-based non-profit association.

The General Assembly – an annual gathering of representatives from across the Fairtrade system – makes key decisions about the Fairtrade system, and ratifies our Board of Directors.

Through a broad consultation with internal and external stakeholders, Fairtrade develops a global strategy to focus our system's efforts. Our current strategy establishes five high-level goals for the period from 2016-2020.

Visit this page to access some of our policies, including our Privacy Policy.