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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