The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade.
75 countries across Africa and Middle East, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and the Pacific Rim, representing the entire Fair Trade supply chain.
It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers
Fair Trade is more than just trading:
- It proves that greater justice in world trade is possible.
- It highlights the need for change in the rules and practice of conventional trade and shows how a successful business can also put people first.
- It is a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, climate change and economic crisis.
10 PRINCIPLES OF FAIR TRADE
- Principle One
- Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
- Principle Two
- Transparency and Accountability
- Principle Three
- Fair Trading Practices
- Principle Four
- Payment of a Fair Price
- Principle Five
- Ensuring no Child Labor and Forced Labor
- Principle Six
- Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Women’s Economic
- Principle Seven
- Ensuring Good Working Conditions
- Principle Eight
- Providing Capacity Building
- Principle Nine
- Promoting Fair Trade
- Principle Ten
- Respect for the Environment