Fairtrade changes the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions and a fairer deal for farmers and workers in developing countries.
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Fairtrade is a leader in the global movement to make trade fair and is part of an international system which exists to end poverty through trade.
Fairtrade supports and challenges businesses and governments and connects farmers and workers with the people who buy their products.
By choosing Fairtrade, people can create change through their everyday actions. A product with the FAIRTRADE Mark means producers and businesses have met internationally agreed standards which have been independently certified.
Today, more than 1.6 million people who work hard to produce coffee, tea, cocoa, bananas, wines, flowers, cotton, gold and many other products benefit from Fairtrade, which campaigns for as well as enables a fairer system of global trade.
Farmers and workers have a strong voice at every level of Fairtrade, from how they invest in and run their local organizations to having an equal say in Fairtrade’s global decision-making.
In 2016, UK retail sales of Fairtrade certified products exceeded £1.65 billion. Beyond certification, the Fairtrade Foundation is deepening its impact by delivering specialist programmes to help disadvantaged communities boost productivity in the face of challenges such as climate change.
Over four out of five consumers who recognise the FAIRTRADE Mark trust it and 71% use the Mark to decide if a product is ethical.
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