2015-16 annual report: Driving sales, deepening impact
Published: 6 Sep 2016
Our 2015-16 annual report was presented as a microsite, and provides an overview of key Fairtrade activities and statistics.
"Our new 2016-2020 strategy – ‘Changing Trade, Changing Lives’ – aims to realize that possibility by delivering more impact for farmers and workers. We’re learning from studies which show Fairtrade certification has a direct, positive impact on workers’ income, empowerment, collective bargaining and living standards. But there is a long way to go in achieving our goals for fairer trade and sustainable futures. We’re also learning that farmers and workers need to significantly scale up their Fairtrade sales if they are to escape from poverty. Increased Fairtrade sales are the biggest driver of economic improvement, enabling producer organizations to secure the revenues they need for workers to be paid a living wage and for farmers and artisanal miners to earn a living income."
– Marike de Peña, Chair of Fairtrade International, from her foreword