Equo Garantito is the National network of the Italian Fair Trade Organisations (World Shops and Fair Trade importers) complying with the Italian Charter of Fair Trada Criteria according to the 10 international principles of Fair Trade.
The association was formally founded in 2003 after a work/path started in 1998 with the designing and approval of the Italian Charter of Criteria for Fair Trade, then defining rules and standards and finally founding the association.
Equo Garantito is involved in 4 main activities:
- promotion of Fair Trade;
- monitoring and evaluation of the Italian Fair Trade Organisations through the implementation of its Guarantee System recognised by WFTO and externally certified by an independent body at Italian level;
- training, education and awareness raising activities;
- lobbying and advocacy aiming at achieving policies to support Fair Trade practices.