With 1.7 million workers, Fairtrade created an arrangement to guarantee a decent standard of living for workers as well as ethical and sustainable development in the poorest countries. That’s why it’s important to be a part of, and respect its standards and regulations.
What are the Fair Trade agreements regulated by Fairtrade?
Fairtrade International is an organisation that aims to support disadvantaged workers and farmers in developing countries. These people enter into an international virtuous circle to improve both their living and working conditions.
The Fairtrade label guarantees that the products marketed have been produced with respect for workers’ rights and purchased according to the Fairtrade criteria. Producers are paid a fair and stable minimum price and receive additional income to. invest in health and social welfare projects for their local communities or initiatives in. respect of indigenous crop varieties.
Fairtrade in numbers.
To appreciate the scope and importance of this system let’s look at some figures updated to 2018. The Fairtrade organisation has around 1.7 million farmers and workers across 73 developing countries represented by 1,707 organisations.
Products with a value of just under €10 billion are exported to 158 countries. This has. enabled the organisations in the various countries to receive more than €176 million additional income to invest in community and health projects. Income that is in addition of course to the fair and stable worker payment terms (source:
The importance of Fairtrade certification.
As we have seen, the Fairtrade system is able to bring developments and growth where they are needed most to work on improving working and living conditions. Its strict worker protection standards are applied to the entire supply chain: farmer/worker organisations, traders and raw materials processors.
Garzanti Specialties is proud to be a Fairtrade certified company. Our continuous search for the best raw materials goes hand in hand with our focus on sustainability. We always strive for the highest quality standards whilst respecting the environment and the lives of workers that contribute to producing the products.
FLOCERT, the global certifier for Fairtrade.
Compliance with Fairtrade standards and the certification system is independently verified by FLOCERT, a company based in Germany with multiple offices around the world. On the certifications page of our website you will find our Fairtrade certification issued by Flocert.