Fairtrade is an ethical certification whose main aim is to promote more equality and sustainability in the farming sector. A product that carries the Fairtrade Certification Mark has met the rigorous Fairtrade Standards, which focus on improving labour and living conditions for farming communities and on promoting a way of farming that doesn’t harm either people or the environment.
In 2014, over 170,000kg or a staggering 24,1 million cups of Fairtrade coffee was sold in South Africa – approximately 45% of which sold across hotels, restaurants and coffee shops, while 15% was procured by South African businesses to consume in their offices.
Today marks the 14th World Day Against Child Labor, and this year the focus is on the critical role of quality education in tackling child labor. It’s clear that life-changing education requires much more than a building, books and instructors—we must place equal attention on ending gender-based violence.
In a world first, the “Small Licensee Programme” launched by Fairtrade South Africa in collaboration with FLOCERT, the independent auditing body specialised in Fairtrade audits, will enable boutique coffee roasters to acquire Fairtrade certification.
Considerable effort needs to be made to provide farm workers’ children with the tools and knowledge required to enable them to fulfill their potential. It is proposed that if children can be assisted to develop new goals for their lives and think differently about themselves, their current situation and future, they may be inspired to follow t
What better way to keep warm this winter than to join in the fun with Fairtrade Coffee & Chocolate Week running from 3-9 August? The campaign, themed – What’s your flavour? - promises to take consumers on a choco-nated journey of the senses as we shed a spotlight on all things dark, decadent and delicious.
In addition to strict social and environmental standards, unique to Fairtrade is the Fairtrade Development Premium (FDP). It is an empowerment tool used to achieve equality and sustainability in the agricultural sector. The FDP further embodies the principles of empowerment that are at the core of the Fairtrade movement.
South Africa, Wellington: On Wednesday, 22 March, at a glittering ceremony in London, Bosman Family Vineyards was recognised for their ethical business practices at The Drinks Business Green Awards when they were announced as the runner up for The Ethical Company of the Year Award.