Fairtrade Research and Publications


  • Implementing Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence - Traders

  • Implementing Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence - Plantations

  • Guidebook: Implementing Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence - Farmer Cooperatives

  • 2022 Annual Report

  • Impact of Fairtrade on flower workers and market access of flower farms in East Africa

  • A Fair Price for Human Rights Due Diligence

All Publications

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    Supporting shared responsibility: Fairtrade human rights and environmental due diligence report

    Published: 8 Dec 2023

    Fairtrade's first human rights and environmental due diligence report explains how Fairtrade conducts due diligence, including identifying, addressing, remediating and tracking human rights and environmental risks and challenges in Fairtrade certified supply chains and its own operations. It describes the fundamental ...

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    Fair Trade Movement position paper for COP28

    Published: 9 Nov 2023

    Fairtrade International, the Fair Trade Advocacy Office and the World Fair Trade Organisation jointly urge governments, businesses and world leaders to scale up efforts and take bold, immediate, meaningful and inclusive climate action before it is too late. Key demands include: Prioritising actions that both reduce ...

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    People and planet in business - A simple guide to how small and micro companies can start or strengthen their due diligence

    Published: 21 Aug 2023

    At Fairtrade, we are strengthening our work on HREDD, to support all our corporate partners in understanding, aligning with and thriving in this new paradigm, where due diligence work is becoming a global norm. It’s becoming increasingly mandatory for large companies to know of and mitigate harms that their operations pose ...

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    Baseline report: Sustainable agriculture under Fairtrade terms

    Published: 24 Jul 2023

    With this new sustainability policy, Fairtrade defines how it understands sustainability in social, economic, and environmental terms.

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    Executive summary: Sustainable agriculture under Fairtrade terms

    Published: 24 Jul 2023

    Sustainable agriculture under Fairtrade terms.

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    Acroecology and Fairtrade - A policy position for sustainable agriculture under Fairtrade terms

    Published: 24 Jul 2023

    A sustainable future starts with sustainable food systems. This new policy defines how Fairtrade understands sustainability socially, economically, and environmentally. It enables us to equally focus our efforts on all three dimensions and seeks to advance Fairtrade’s work in the environmental sphere. The policy embraces ...

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    Sustainable agriculture under Fairtrade terms - At-a-glance

    Published: 24 Jul 2023

    What you need to know about our new sustainable agriculture policy, in a nutshell.

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    Fairtrade West Africa Cocoa Programme Monitoring Report, Third Edition

    Published: 7 Jul 2023

    The Fairtrade West Africa Cocoa Programme seeks to build strong and resilient small-scale producer organisations (SPOs) that are responsive to their members’ and their business partners’ needs. Implemented by Fairtrade Africa and supported by Fairtrade International, the programme's main interventions are trainings, ...

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    2022 Annual Report

    Published: 21 Jun 2023

    In a changing world, farmers, workers, companies, governments, and citizens all must adapt.From new legislation in Europe that aims to better protect human rights and the environment, to farming practices that build resilience in the face of climate change, to diversifying into new products and growing in new markets, to ...

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    Monitoring the scope and benefits of Fairtrade: Africa and Middle East region - Monitoring report, 14th Edition

    Published: 25 May 2023

    This report includes 2021 monitoring data for the Africa and Middle East region, as well as results of producer surveys. Producer organizations in Africa and the Middle East make up 34% of all Fairtrade certified organizations worldwide: by the end of 2021, there were 660 Fairtrade producer organizations in 28 countries ...

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