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Principle 1: Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers

Poverty reduction by making producers economically independent.

 

Principle 2: Transparency and Accountability

Involving producers in important decision making.

 

Principle 3: Fair Trading Practices

Trading fairly with concern for the social, economic and environmental well-being of producers.

 

Principle 4:   Payment of a Fair Price

Paying producers a fixed price by mutual agreement, ensuring socially acceptable wages depending on the location.

 

Principle 5:  Ensuring no Child Labor and Forced Labor

Adhering to the United Nations (UN) Convention on children’s rights.

 

Principle 6:  Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Women’s Economic Empowerment and Freedom of Association

Respecting the trade union rights and rejecting discrimination based on gender, religion or ethnicity.

 

Principle 7:  Ensuring Good Working Conditions

Providing a safe and healthy working environment for producers and wrokers in line with the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions.

 

Principle 8:  Providing Capacity Building

Seeking to develop the skills of producers and workers so they can continue to grow and prosper.

 

Principle 9:  Promoting Fair Trade

Raising awareness for the need of greater justice in world trade by trading fairly with poor communities.

 

Principle 10: Respect for the Environment

Caring for the environment by maximising use of sustainable energy and raw materials while minimising waste and pollution.

 

 

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